Memphis, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 28 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 
Males: (34.0%)
Females: 19  (66.0%)
Median resident age:  64.3 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip code: 35442

Estimated median household income in 2016: $17,147 (it was $13,750 in 2000)
Memphis:

$17,147
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,411 (it was $4,444 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $53,472 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Memphis:

$53,472
AL:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $286,223; Detached houses: $286,226
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Memphis: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Memphis:

  • High school or higher: 29.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 60.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Memphis town:

  • Never married: 7.8%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 16.0%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $11,008 (20.3%)

Memphis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (44.4 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (89.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (478.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pickensville, AL (2.6 miles ), McMullen, AL (2.7 miles) , Aliceville, AL (2.9 miles ), South Pickens, AL (3.2 miles ), Panola-Geiger, AL (3.8 miles ), Carrollton, AL (3.8 miles ), Macon, MS (3.9 miles ), Brooksville, MS (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 33.13 N, Longitude: 88.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Memphis household income distribution Memphis home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-38.9%).

Average climate in Memphis, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Memphis-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Memphis town center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Memphis-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from Memphis center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from Memphis center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Memphis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Memphis:

  • ALICEVILLE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALICEVILLE, AL)
  • RCG MACON (NOXUBEE COUNTY) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; MACON, MS)
  • NOXUBEE GENERAL CRITICAL ACCESS HOSP (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MACON, MS)
  • NOXUBEE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MACON, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Memphis:

  • East Mississippi Community College (about 24 miles; Scooba, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,180)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 26 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Mississippi State University (about 37 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • University of West Alabama (about 38 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 43 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • The University of Alabama (about 44 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Meridian Community College (about 59 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)

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Notable location: Jacksons Landing (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Memphis: Memphis Access Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 48.9%
(56.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  46.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

31.4
Alabama average:

12.0

Memphis travel time to work - commute Memphis mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Memphis town (based on Pickens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,79562
Black Protestant1,71615
Mainline Protestant1,60319
Other3121
Catholic741
None6,246-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Pickens County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Pickens County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

35.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Memphis:

45.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Memphis:

37.8%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.7%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.1%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Memphis:

43.2%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Memphis:

43.7%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Memphis, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$79
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$21
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$18
Totals for Government 0$0 3$118

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.30% ($32,786 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.43% ($28,143)
from Lamar County, AL  0.17% ($39,909)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  2.19% ($28,105 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, MS  0.49% ($34,531)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.24% ($30,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Memphis:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAG (590 AM; 1 kW; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Memphis:

  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W213AS (90.5 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA CHRISTIAN COMMS., INC.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Memphis:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Richard J Byrne, 549 Mccord Rd (Lat: 31.147917 Lon: -85.372778), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE. NE., SUITE 160
  • Richard J Byrne, 549 Mccord Rd (Lat: 31.147917 Lon: -85.372778), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE. NE., SUITE 160
  • Edward G Roach, 549 Mccord Rd (Lat: 31.147917 Lon: -85.372778), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Memphis compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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