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Population in 2012: 25,686 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 

Males: 11,977  (46.6%)
Females: 13,709  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  32.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72301.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,536 (it was $27,399 in 2000)
West Memphis:

$29,536
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,915

West Memphis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,595 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
West Memphis:

$90,595
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,596; Detached houses: $107,906; Townhouses or other attached units: $110,177; In 2-unit structures: $175,327; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $71,705; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $366,928; Mobile homes: $37,805

Median gross rent in 2012: $680.

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  • Black alone - 16,471 (63.0%)
  • White alone - 8,999 (34.4%)
  • Hispanic - 320 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 247 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 43 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.08%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.03%)

Races in West Memphis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Memphis: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (6.4%), Irish (5.8%), German (4.7%), English (3.5%), French (1.5%), Italian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 26.5 square miles.

Population density: 970 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Memphis:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Memphis city:

  • Never married: 38.8%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

216 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in West Memphis, Arkansas as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Memphis to the number of sex offenders is 1,117 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $521 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $449 (0.5%)

West Memphis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (12.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (412.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Marion, AR (2.0 miles ), Sunset, AR (2.3 miles ), Edmondson, AR (2.8 miles ), Jericho, AR (3.1 miles) , Crawfordsville, AR (3.1 miles ), Clarkedale, AR (3.4 miles ), Anthonyville, AR (3.5 miles ), Memphis, TN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 68 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 141 buildings, average cost: $43,800
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2007: 74 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2008: 54 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $159,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.15 N, Longitude: 90.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,326 (+5.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,446 (54.7%)

Area code: 870

West Memphis household income distribution West Memphis home values distribution


 

Crime rates in West Memphis by Year
Type 2000 2001 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 621110334646
per 100,000 21.37.238.735.110.710.914.822.115.122.9
Rapes 23213235413230263729
per 100,000 81.675.4112.7122.8145.7116.6111.195.6139.9110.9
Robberies 111120131124187121102124115137
per 100,000 393.9430.7461.5435.0664.6440.9377.8455.9434.9523.8
Assaults 182193349361359467567529459481
per 100,000 645.8692.81229.41266.51275.91701.52100.41945.11735.71839.2
Burglaries 3694171,0438328821,1881,0771,0491,3611,090
per 100,000 1309.41496.83674.12919.03134.74328.53989.63857.25146.74167.8
Thefts 6958141,0389591,1931,1851,0421,0751,1661,166
per 100,000 2466.32921.93656.53364.64240.04317.63860.03952.84409.34458.4
Auto thefts 199191170108116178146147109138
per 100,000 706.2685.6598.8378.9412.3648.5540.8540.5412.2527.7
Arson N/A9201825177171216
per 100,000 N/A32.370.563.288.961.925.962.545.461.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.9) 621.3638.81035.5951.01047.01151.01165.11153.61227.51209.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Memphis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 97 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Arkansas average:

1.98

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West Memphis, Arkansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.2%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -804 (-2.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in West Memphis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Memphis, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

West Memphis-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the West Memphis city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/14/1987, a category F3 tornado 4.5 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 121 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Memphis-area historical earthquake activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 34.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from West Memphis center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from West Memphis center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crittenden County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Memphis topographic map

Birthplace of: Marcus Brown - Basketball player, Corey L. Brewer - Basketball player, Michael Cage - Basketball player, Shirley Brown - Singer, Sonny Weems - Basketball player, T. J. Holmes - Journalist, Keith Lee - Basketball player, Tom Watkins (American football) - Football player, Betty Blue (model) - Actor, Charles Stackhouse - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Memphis:

  • FMCNA - EAST ARKANSAS (Dialysis Facility, 310 S RHODES)
  • CRITTENDEN COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, 901 NORTH SEVENTH STREET)
  • CRITTENDEN REG HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH W MEMPHIS (Home Health Center, 200 TYLER CMH PAVILLION STE 1)
  • ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HOSPICE 9E (Hospital, CRITTENDEN COUNTY HU 901 NORTH 7TH)
  • CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 TYLER)
  • HAVEN HOSPICE SERVICES (Hospital, 308 SOUTH RHODES)
  • BROADWAY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 800 WEST BROADWAY)
  • GERIATRIC NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 610 S AVALON)
  • HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER OF WEST MEMP (Nursing Home, 610 SOUTH AVALON ST)
  • LEISURE LODGE INC (Nursing Home, 111 E JACKSON)

Political contributions by individuals in West Memphis, AR

Airports and heliports located in West Memphis:


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Amtrak station near West Memphis:

  • 7 miles: MEMPHIS (545 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.west-memphis.ar.us

College/University in West Memphis:

  • Mid-South Community College (Full-time enrollment: 726; Location: 2000 W. Broadway; Public; Website: www.midsouthcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Memphis:

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 9 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 14 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 37 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 56 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • University of Mississippi Main Campus (about 65 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 13,969)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 66 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Union University (about 84 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,952)

Public high schools in West Memphis:

  • WEST MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,217; Location: 501 WEST BROADWAY; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • MID-SOUTH COMM COLLEGE TECH CENTER (Location: 2000 WEST BROADWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in West Memphis:

  • WEST MEMPHIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 1101 N MISSOURI ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in West Memphis:

  • AVONDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 1402 CRESTMERE; Grades: PK - 01)
  • RICHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 1011 WEST BARTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WONDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 801 SOUTH 16 ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MADDUX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 2100 EAST BARTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FAULK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 908 VANDERBILT; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WONDER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 499; Location: 1405 MADISON; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • WEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 331 WEST BARTON; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 2395 SOUTH L HENRY ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BRAGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 309 WEST BARTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EAST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 1151 GOODWIN; Grades: 07 - 09)
See full list of schools located in West Memphis

Library in West Memphis:

  • WEST MEMPHIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $588,391; Location: 213 NORTH AVALON; 50,643 books; 1,356 audio materials; 97 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Memphis: Wimef (A), Meadowbrook Country Club (B), Riverside Speedway (C), Southland Park Racetrack (D), Airport Industrial Park (E), Interstate Industrial Park (F), Missouri Pacific Industrial Park (G), Rainer Industrial Park (H), Wilson-Rich Industrial Park (I), Eugene Woods Community Center (J), West Memphis City Hall (K), West Memphis Fire Department Station 1 (L), West Memphis Fire Department Station 2 (M), West Memphis Fire Department Station 3 (N), West Memphis Fire Department Station 4 (O), West Memphis Police Department (P), Federal Bureau of Investigation West Memphis Resident Office (Q), Crittenden County Drug Task Force (R), Crittenden County Sheriff's Office (S), Crittenden Emergency Medical Service (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Broadway Plaza East Shopping Center (1), Holiday Plaza Mall Shopping Center (2), Missouri Avenue Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Memphis include: Morning Star Church (A), Westwood Church (B), Mount Harmon Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D), Williams Chapel Church (E), Whole Bible Church of Jesus Christ (F), Westwood Acres Church of Christ (G), Westminster Presbyterian Church (H), Victory Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Garant Bayou (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in West Memphis include: Worthington Park (1), Avondale Park (2), Franklin Park (3), Hicks Park (4), Hightower Park (5), Horton Park (6), Matthews Park (7), Rowe Park (8), Tenth Street Mini-Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Arkansas State - State Government Toll Free Numbers- Tourist Informa (4 Highway I 40) (1), Cj's Pool Hall (Arcades & Amusements; 1621 East Broadway Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: West Memphis Inn (923 E Broadway St) (1), Budget Inn (4361 East Broadway Street) (2), Relax Inn (2407 South Service Road) (3), Super 8 West Memphis AR (901 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard) (4), Ramada Inn Limited (210 South Service Road) (5), Twentieth Century Motel (1901 East Broadway Street) (6), Comfort Inn West Memphis (1300 Ingram Boulevard) (7), West Memphis Super 8 Motel (901 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd I-40 Exit 280 Club Road Or I-5) (8), Sunset Inn (300 Martin Luther King D) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau of Investigation (310 West Service Road) (1), Arkansas-State - Community Punishment-Department- Drug Court Color Of The- Arkansas Highway Po (250 Shoppingway Boulevard) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Crittenden County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.93. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.458. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.458
U.S.:

0.464
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.07
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.66
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.9. This is better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.9
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.7%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.7% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 67.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.5%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Memphis, AR

People in group quarters in West Memphis in 2010:

  • 299 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 206 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in West Memphis in 2000:

  • 251 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 211 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

West Memphis compared to Arkansas state average:

West Memphis, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in West Memphis (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Shoppingway Branch at 214 Shoppingway Boulevard, branch established on 1985/02/15; West Memphis Main Office Branch at 231 East Broadway, branch established on 1941/09/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: West Memphis Civic Center 954 at 125 West Broadway, branch established on 1986/12/05; W. Memphis Walmart 953 at 798 West Service Road, branch established on 1995/02/25. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Fidelity National Bank: Mid-Continent Branch at 350 West Service Road, branch established on 1974/07/31; at 330 West Broadway, branch established on 1966/11/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $332.5 mil, Deposits: $293.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Carlson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Evolve Bank & Trust: at 301 Shoppingway Boulevard, branch established on 1925/06/05. Info updated 2010/09/22: Bank assets: $246.3 mil, Deposits: $159.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Evolve Financial Group, Inc.
  • First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas: Missouri Street Branch at 1103 North Missouri Street, branch established on 2005/05/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $115.5 mil, Deposits: $101.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Fcb Financial Services, Inc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Memphis, Arkansas:

  • Econo Lodge, 2315 S Service Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 732-2830, Fax: (870) 735-9970
  • Ramada West Memphis, 2003 S Service Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 732-1102, Fax: (870) 432-1517
  • Express Inn, 3700 Service Rd Loop, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 732-5688
  • Days Inn, 1100 Ingram Blvd, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 735-8600
  • Motel 6, 2501 S Service Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 735-0100, Fax: (870) 735-4661
  • Howard Johnson, 210 W Service Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 735-3232, Fax: (870) 735-5998
  • Super 8 Motel, 901 Martin Luther King JR Dr, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 735-8818
  • Quality Inn, 1009 E Service Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301 , Phone: (870) 702-9000
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Memphis, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Memphis travel time to work - commute


West Memphis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Memphis city (based on Crittenden County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.67%
Here41.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents58.4%12.1%7.7%5.6%2.8%
Congregations25.5%9.8%15.7%7.8%7.8%
NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.7%2.2%2.2%1.6%4.8%
Congregations5.9%3.9%2.0%2.0%19.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Crittenden County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Crittenden County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Crittenden County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crittenden County:

34.2%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$46,760$31,1730$0
Other Government Administration 15$47,542$38,0340$0
Judicial and Legal 16$42,378$31,7840$0
Police Protection - Officers 81$281,350$41,6810$0
Police - Other 20$45,736$27,44211$3,150
Firefighters 51$232,768$54,7690$0
Fire - Other 2$4,892$29,3520$0
Streets and Highways 22$57,842$31,5500$0
Airports 7$15,954$27,3501$1,260
Health 4$8,198$24,5940$0
Solid Waste Management 37$85,444$27,7120$0
Sewerage 15$47,484$37,9870$0
Parks and Recreation 8$25,792$38,6880$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,496$38,9760$0
Water Supply 10$28,690$34,4280$0
Electric Power 19$75,506$47,6880$0
Local Libraries 6$13,842$27,6842$1,266
Other and Unallocable 37$108,670$35,2443$566
Totals for Government 370$1,175,344$38,11917$6,242

West Memphis government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $2,446,000 ($95.23)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $21,107,000 ($821.73)
    Police Protection: $6,212,000 ($241.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,443,000 ($134.04)
    Sewerage: $2,617,000 ($101.88)
    Regular Highways: $2,499,000 ($97.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,817,000 ($70.74)
    Air Transportation: $1,164,000 ($45.32)
    General - Other: $1,101,000 ($42.86)
    Water Utilities: $933,000 ($36.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $895,000 ($34.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $776,000 ($30.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $594,000 ($23.13)
    Central Staff Services: $510,000 ($19.86)
    Financial Administration: $427,000 ($16.62)
    Libraries: $334,000 ($13.00)
    General Public Buildings: $261,000 ($10.16)
    Health - Other: $186,000 ($7.24)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $8,000 ($0.31)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $359,000 ($13.98)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $698,000 ($27.17)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $586,000 ($22.81)
    Corporate Bonds: $545,000 ($21.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,213,000 ($47.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,040,000 ($468.74)

West Memphis government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,087,000 ($81.25)
    Air Transportation: $1,534,000 ($59.72)
    Sewerage: $1,322,000 ($51.47)
    All Other: $221,000 ($8.60)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $63,000 ($2.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000 ($2.41)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $158,000 ($6.15)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $113,000 ($4.40)
    From Parent Local Government: $18,000 ($0.70)
    Local Employee Contribution: $16,000 ($0.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,768,000 ($68.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $769,000 ($29.94)
    Highways: $273,000 ($10.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,507,000 ($58.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,842,000 ($71.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,120,000 ($43.60)
    General Revenue, NEC: $758,000 ($29.51)
    Special Assessments: $293,000 ($11.41)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $22,971,000 ($894.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,275,000 ($49.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,972,000 ($76.77)
    Highways: $1,408,000 ($54.82)
    Health and Hospitals: $147,000 ($5.72)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,461,000 ($251.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,857,000 ($72.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,145,000 ($44.58)
    Property: $559,000 ($21.76)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $440,000 ($17.13)
    Other License: $305,000 ($11.87)
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $149,000 ($5.80)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000 ($0.62)

West Memphis government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,310,000 ($985.36)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,160,000 ($940.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,895,000 ($424.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,105,000 ($354.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,790,000 ($69.69)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,150,000 ($44.77)

West Memphis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $4,707,000 ($183.25)
    Total Federal Securities: $223,000 ($8.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,746,000 ($1041.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,588,000 ($1035.12)

6.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Shelby County, TN  1.75% ($38,175 average AGI)
from St. Francis County, AR  0.56% ($26,548)
from Craighead County, AR  0.32% ($31,755)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shelby County, TN  1.84% ($33,379 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.41% ($31,116)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.29% ($40,143)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Memphis:

  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSUD (730 AM; 1 kW; WEST MEMPHIS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLOK (1340 AM; 1 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WLOK RADIO, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Memphis:

  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAL-FM (95.7 FM; OLIVE BRANCH, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • KKLV (94.7 FM; TURRELL, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WUMR (91.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS)
  • WMBZ (94.1 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQOX (88.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS)
  • WMFS (92.9 FM; BARTLETT, TN; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WEVL (89.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEERS, INC.)
  • WMPS (107.5 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVIM-FM (95.3 FM; COLDWATER, MS; Owner: DESOTO COUNTY B/CING. CO.)

TV broadcast stations around West Memphis:

  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W42BY (Channel 42; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC,)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • W61BP (Channel 61; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: JIMMY BOYD)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WBUY (Channel 40; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of West Memphis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total average daily traffic: 30,985
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,189



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED137$106,03961$75,566141$110,22531$11,2702$4,052,54059$48,8710$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$95,7235$91,23011$131,4953$13,7570$00$01$31,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$137,57013$69,37696$109,66127$16,1470$012$92,9315$50,164
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$93,9944$113,08864$102,7824$41,1550$04$110,3530$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$92,7730$09$108,7880$00$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in West Memphis, AR

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$149,5277$174,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$160,267
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$130,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$62,760
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 237
  • Hazardous Condition: 112
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - West Memphis


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Memphis, AR

Most common first names in West Memphis, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24670.6 years
Mary20176.3 years
John18672.6 years
Willie16473.1 years
William14871.1 years
Robert12069.6 years
Charles8967.9 years
George8175.8 years
Thomas7669.8 years
Henry7074.3 years
Most common last names in West Memphis, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams15170.3 years
Smith14070.8 years
Johnson13372.5 years
Jones12773.0 years
Brown9371.7 years
Davis7573.0 years
Thomas6169.0 years
Miller5872.8 years
Harris5471.6 years
Robinson5168.5 years
Businesses in West Memphis, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless2Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Ramada1
Dennys1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx10Subway4
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell2
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC2UPS6
Kroger1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in West Memphis, AR


West Memphis on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Harry S. Courtney (1)
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