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Memphis, TN (Tennessee) Houses and Residents

Memphis,TN index of house prices

Total population: 656,861 (Urban population: 649,352, Rural population: 493 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 303,888 (256,973 occupied: 112,762 owner occupied, 144,211 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,088 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $122,565.

Median contract rent in 2016: $443 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $569)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $733


Median gross rent in Memphis, TN in 2016: $548

Housing units in Memphis with a mortgage: 68,065 (2,963 second mortgage, 4,753 home equity loan, 210 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44,697

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,273

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,390

Median monthly housing costs: $862


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Memphis, Tennessee Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $96,800 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Memphis:

$96,800
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,300 - $167,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $142,216
Here:

$142,216
State:

$216,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $296,918
Here:

$296,918
State:

$202,370

In 2-unit structures: $121,769
Here:

$121,769
State:

$153,786

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $70,664
Here:

$70,664
State:

$159,626

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,462
Here:

$202,462
State:

$230,713

Mobile homes: $130,557
Here:

$130,557
State:

$72,294
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 652,752
  • In family households: 500,275 (57,017 male householders, 88,303 female householders)
    72,341 spouses, 207,262 children (195,966 natural, 3,042 adopted, 8,254 stepchildren), 25,991 grandchildren, 10,770 brothers or sisters, 8,603 parents, 13,314 other relatives, 16,674 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 136,112 (53,868 male householders (43,524 living alone)), 57,785 female householders (50,989 living alone)), 24,459 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,365

Size of family households: 65,426 2-persons, 34,988 3-persons, 21,882 4-persons, 13,646 5-persons, 5,279 6-persons, 4,099 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 94,513 1-person, 14,518 2-persons, 1,930 3-persons, 558 4-persons, 94 5-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

52,768 married couples with children.
85,090 single-parent households (13,400 men, 71,690 women).

90.1% of residents of Memphis speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 38,260 (5.9%)
(27.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 323no bedroom
  • 1,5881 bedroom
  • 19,1312 bedrooms
  • 63,3563 bedrooms
  • 23,0714 bedrooms
  • 5,2935+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 4,037no bedroom
  • 31,8671 bedroom
  • 57,3762 bedrooms
  • 41,2703 bedrooms
  • 7,7264 bedrooms
  • 1,9355+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Memphis in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 3,786no vehicle
  • 43,0051 vehicle
  • 42,5092 vehicles
  • 17,0743 vehicles
  • 4,4894 vehicles
  • 1,8995+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population

Cars and other vehicles available in Memphis in renter-occupied apartments

  • 28,221no vehicle
  • 73,0171 vehicle
  • 33,1682 vehicles
  • 7,8383 vehicles
  • 1,5844 vehicles
  • 3835+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 2141 room
  • 1942 rooms
  • 1,3143 rooms
  • 6,7364 rooms
  • 22,1685 rooms
  • 31,2476 rooms
  • 21,1777 rooms
  • 14,0488 rooms
  • 15,6649+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 3,6181 room
  • 3,5782 rooms
  • 25,7353 rooms
  • 42,7914 rooms
  • 33,4565 rooms
  • 20,9466 rooms
  • 9,5777 rooms
  • 2,4058 rooms
  • 2,1059+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Memphis, TN household income distribution

  • Memphis, TN household income distribution
  • 30,072Less than $10,000
  • 19,722$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20,771$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15,668$20,000 to $24,999
  • 16,300$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15,437$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13,165$35,000 to $39,999
  • 16,239$40,000 to $44,999
  • 10,280$45,000 to $49,999
  • 20,472$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22,492$60,000 to $74,999
  • 23,610$75,000 to $99,999
  • 12,396$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,235$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,448$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7,666$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Memphis, TN

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Memphis, TN
  • 1,038Less than $10,000
  • 1,455$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,483$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,506$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,323$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,308$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,826$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6,895$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8,414$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,600$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6,905$70,000 to $79,999
  • 9,698$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7,209$90,000 to $99,999
  • 12,648$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7,010$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9,040$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,392$175,000 to $199,999
  • 5,855$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,912$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4,057$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,564$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,645$500,000 to $749,999
  • 934$750,000 to $999,999
  • 753$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 217$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 75$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Memphis, TN

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Memphis, TN
  • 1,534Less than $100
  • 855$100 to $149
  • 903$150 to $199
  • 3,170$200 to $249
  • 1,745$250 to $299
  • 4,150$300 to $349
  • 4,872$350 to $399
  • 6,526$400 to $449
  • 9,705$450 to $499
  • 11,710$500 to $549
  • 14,529$550 to $599
  • 11,483$600 to $649
  • 9,521$650 to $699
  • 11,316$700 to $749
  • 10,394$750 to $799
  • 10,289$800 to $899
  • 8,181$900 to $999
  • 11,761$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,879$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,741$1,500 to $1,999
  • 447$2,000 to $2,499
  • 258$2,500 to $2,999
  • 598$3,000 to $3,499
  • 5,644No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9,9822010 or later
  • 15,7942000 to 2009
  • 7,3371990 to 1999
  • 5,0261980 to 1989
  • 1,9891970 to 1979
  • 1,747Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Memphis population
Memphis commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,561
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21,549
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 37,856
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 50,407
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 61,626
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 23,463
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 48,011
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 4,849
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5,258
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 11,906
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,740
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,654
Memphis, TN Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.8%
Number of people working at home: 10,318 (3.6% of all workers)

Memphis mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 338,187 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 40,615 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,350 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 203 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 45 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5,401 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 362 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,979 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10,318 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 17,110
 English: 10,359
 Irish: 8,442
 European: 7,058
 German: 6,970
 African: 6,405
 Scotch-Irish: 4,012
 Italian: 3,694
 Scottish: 2,754
 French (except Basque): 1,557
 British: 1,250
 Polish: 1,182
 Arab: 666
 Dutch: 628
 Russian: 551
 Ethiopian: 500
 Greek: 492
 Eastern European: 437
 Norwegian: 416
 Iranian: 390
 Welsh: 349
 Liberian: 287
 Kenyan: 257
 Lebanese: 232
 Czech: 215
 Danish: 203
 Palestinian: 195
 Nigerian: 186
 French Canadian: 185
 Swedish: 182
 Northern European: 161
 Sudanese: 146
 Ukrainian: 132
 Hungarian: 122
 Scandinavian: 116
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 110
 West Indian: 110
 Lithuanian: 109
 Jamaican: 107
 Canadian: 106
 Senegalese: 104
 Somali: 98
 Jordanian: 92
 Haitian: 92
 British West Indian: 90
 Ghanaian: 87
 Armenian: 86
 Swiss: 80
 Portuguese: 79
 Slovak: 78
 Syrian: 76
 Serbian: 67
 Moroccan: 57
 Czechoslovakian: 54
 Egyptian: 53
 Sierra Leonean: 49
 Finnish: 46
 Iraqi: 43
 Brazilian: 42
 Croatian: 41
 Belgian: 40
 Slovene: 37
 Slavic: 36
 Romanian: 28
 Bulgarian: 27
 Israeli: 25
 Austrian: 24
 Bermudan: 22
 Cajun: 21
 Ugandan: 21
 German Russian: 17
 Turkish: 16
 Barbadian: 14
 Icelander: 14
 Yugoslavian: 13
 Guyanese: 11
 Estonian: 11
 Latvian: 9
 Albanian: 7
 Celtic: 7
 Luxemburger: 7
 Dutch West Indian: 7
 Pennsylvania German: 6
 Australian: 5
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 5
 South African: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 39%Mexico
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 5%Honduras
  • 5%India
  • 4%Other Western Africa
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Vietnam

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 434,178
  • Other state: 176,745
  • Northeast: 11,258
  • Midwest: 40,032
  • South: 114,373
  • West: 11,082

82% of Memphis residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Tennessee.

Memphis:

81.9%
State average:

85.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,083
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,327
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3,780
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,676
  • 9th grade: 3,707
  • 10th grade: 5,673
  • 11th grade: 6,811
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,902
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 60,123
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,410
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 30,361
  • Associate degree: 12,693
  • Bachelor's degree: 29,419
  • Master's degree: 10,278
  • Professional school degree: 4,692
  • Doctorate degree: 2,950

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,147
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,409
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,489
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,404
  • 9th grade: 3,193
  • 10th grade: 5,142
  • 11th grade: 5,973
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,459
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 58,744
  • Less than 1 year of college: 13,857
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 48,438
  • Associate degree: 16,497
  • Bachelor's degree: 34,476
  • Master's degree: 18,763
  • Professional school degree: 4,281
  • Doctorate degree: 2,449

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 10.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 1.5%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.0%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.0%Males
  • 3.3%Females
Memphis marital status for males
Memphis marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 178,463
  • One, attached: 13,501
  • Two: 9,054
  • 3 or 4: 21,811
  • 5 to 9: 33,942
  • 10 to 19: 21,504
  • 20 to 49: 7,085
  • 50 or more: 15,128
  • Mobile homes: 3,307
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 93

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,391

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 7.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Memphis:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Memphis
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.1%)
  • Electricity (30.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (63.2%)
  • Utility gas (35.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,267
Here:

11.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,115
Here:

12.2%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,876
Here:

24.9%
Tennessee:

22.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)