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Memphis, Tennessee Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,400 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Memphis:

$89,400
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,700 - $154,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $148,176
Here:

$148,176
State:

$193,341

Townhouses or other attached units: $115,931
Here:

$115,931
State:

$166,652

In 2-unit structures: $78,416
Here:

$78,416
State:

$142,213

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,283
Here:

$146,283
State:

$145,504

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,158
Here:

$169,158
State:

$182,736

Mobile homes: $38,628
Here:

$38,628
State:

$62,485
Median year house/condo built: 1965

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 632,622

Size of family households: 60,988 2-persons, 41,075 3-persons, 30,393 4-persons, 15,852 5-persons, 6,585 6-persons, 5,156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 76,503 1-person, 12,095 2-persons, 1,492 3-persons, 475 4-persons, 205 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

69,703 married couples with children.
78,541 single-parent households (9,607 men, 68,934 women).

93.0% of residents of Memphis speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 26,075 (4.0%)
(26.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 357no bedroom
  • 3,2091 bedroom
  • 28,6482 bedrooms
  • 79,4273 bedrooms
  • 23,5224 bedrooms
  • 4,9205+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 4,882no bedroom
  • 31,8541 bedroom
  • 51,1572 bedrooms
  • 19,5933 bedrooms
  • 2,6774 bedrooms
  • 5645+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 9,951no vehicle
  • 52,4281 vehicle
  • 55,5822 vehicles
  • 17,3943 vehicles
  • 3,4944 vehicles
  • 1,2345+ vehicles

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

  • 25,983no vehicle
  • 57,9621 vehicle
  • 22,2942 vehicles
  • 3,4513 vehicles
  • 5874 vehicles
  • 4505+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 1061 room
  • 9512 rooms
  • 3,7663 rooms
  • 9,0534 rooms
  • 29,8215 rooms
  • 40,5596 rooms
  • 27,5197 rooms
  • 15,5068 rooms
  • 12,8029+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • 3,7201 room
  • 10,8752 rooms
  • 21,5583 rooms
  • 35,7854 rooms
  • 22,1355 rooms
  • 10,7966 rooms
  • 3,6597 rooms
  • 1,4458 rooms
  • 7549+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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
  • 37,061Less than $10,000
  • 19,816$10,000 to $14,999
  • 19,298$15,000 to $19,999
  • 19,929$20,000 to $24,999
  • 19,192$25,000 to $29,999
  • 18,279$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15,482$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14,200$40,000 to $44,999
  • 11,865$45,000 to $49,999
  • 19,806$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20,704$60,000 to $74,999
  • 16,841$75,000 to $99,999
  • 7,748$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,063$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,194$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,429$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Memphis, TN

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Memphis, TN
  • 2,326Less than $10,000
  • 1,467$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,292$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,801$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,033$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,971$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,236$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6,841$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8,468$50,000 to $59,999
  • 10,081$60,000 to $69,999
  • 9,164$70,000 to $79,999
  • 11,316$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6,612$90,000 to $99,999
  • 12,883$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8,511$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,919$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,677$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6,209$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,279$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,736$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,666$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,433$500,000 to $749,999
  • 587$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,049$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Memphis, TN

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Memphis, TN
  • 1,265Less than $100
  • 840$100 to $149
  • 1,349$150 to $199
  • 2,805$200 to $249
  • 1,956$250 to $299
  • 4,441$300 to $349
  • 5,792$350 to $399
  • 7,959$400 to $449
  • 7,855$450 to $499
  • 11,578$500 to $549
  • 11,226$550 to $599
  • 14,101$600 to $649
  • 10,258$650 to $699
  • 8,480$700 to $749
  • 7,061$750 to $799
  • 10,726$800 to $899
  • 4,537$900 to $999
  • 7,406$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,485$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,681$1,500 to $1,999
  • 701$2,000 or more
  • 5,243No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 11,0311995 to March 2000
  • 6,2821990 to 1994
  • 2,9941985 to 1989
  • 2,0321980 to 1984
  • 1,1991975 to 1979
  • 7901970 to 1974
  • 4331965 to 1969
  • 1,314Before 1965
Memphis commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 5,082
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 22,430
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 37,308
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 56,101
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 54,522
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 19,716
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 44,498
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 4,759
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 4,701
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 10,499
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5,814
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,760
Memphis, TN Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.2%
Number of people working at home: 4,744 (1.7% of all workers)

Memphis mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 210,619 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 43,159 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,828 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 136 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 43 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 249 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 187 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 304 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,300 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,351 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,744 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 369,444
 United States or American: 29,105
 English: 26,322
 Irish: 21,689
 German: 18,458
 Subsaharan African:: 10,618
 Scotch-Irish: 9,575
 African: 9,441
 Italian: 8,452
 Scottish: 5,497
 French (except Basque): 4,794
 European: 3,994
 Polish: 2,401
 Dutch: 1,798
 Arab:: 1,750
 Russian: 1,394
 British: 1,278
 Swedish: 1,030
 Norwegian: 1,020
 Welsh: 808
 French Canadian: 744
 Greek: 689
 Nigerian: 591
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 513
 Arab/Arabic: 459
 Lebanese: 320
 Hungarian: 317
 Danish: 310
 Canadian: 299
 Palestinian: 288
 Austrian: 285
 Eastern European: 279
 Iranian: 245
 Czech: 233
 Ukrainian: 223
 Other Arab: 202
 Scandinavian: 200
 Jamaican: 182
 Slovak: 166
 Yugoslavian: 154
 Czechoslovakian: 148
 Swiss: 145
 Ethiopian: 134
 Iraqi: 130
 Syrian: 128
 Lithuanian: 126
 Haitian: 123
 Jordanian: 122
 Other Subsaharan African: 118
 Somalian: 116
 Celtic: 109
 Portuguese: 108
 Guyanese: 106
 Northern European: 104
 Armenian: 92
 Finnish: 84
 Brazilian: 81
 Romanian: 81
 Egyptian: 77
 Croatian: 69
 Kenyan: 65
 British West Indian: 58
 Latvian: 57
 West Indian: 57
 Slavic: 52
 Liberian: 48
 South African: 47
 Belgian: 46
 Turkish: 46
 Acadian/Cajun: 45
 Israeli: 42
 Serbian: 40
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 35
 Slovene: 33
 Icelander: 32
 Sudanese: 31
 Afghan: 31
 Pennsylvania German: 30
 Ghanian: 27
 Moroccan: 24
 Bulgarian: 24
 Albanian: 23
 Australian: 20
 Bahamian: 15
 New Zealander: 15
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 14
 Belizean: 12
 Basque: 10
 Other West Indian: 10
 German Russian: 9
 Luxemburger: 9
 Alsatian: 8
 Maltese: 8
 Barbadian: 7

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

  • 36%Mexico
  • 8%Vietnam
  • 6%India
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Germany
  • 2%Canada
  • 2%Korea

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

53% of Memphis residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17% lived in Tennessee.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,057
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,380
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3,907
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5,974
  • 9th grade: 5,021
  • 10th grade: 6,714
  • 11th grade: 7,251
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 10,810
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 50,375
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,109
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 28,579
  • Associate degree: 7,862
  • Bachelor's degree: 24,284
  • Master's degree: 7,930
  • Professional school degree: 4,864
  • Doctorate degree: 2,136

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,849
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,315
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3,459
  • 7th and 8th grade: 7,588
  • 9th grade: 5,644
  • 10th grade: 8,512
  • 11th grade: 8,925
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 11,906
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 60,989
  • Less than 1 year of college: 15,726
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 36,730
  • Associate degree: 10,923
  • Bachelor's degree: 28,203
  • Master's degree: 11,676
  • Professional school degree: 2,905
  • Doctorate degree: 1,221

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.9%Males
  • 11.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 11.4%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.5%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 9.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 11.2%Females
Memphis marital status for males
Memphis marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,000

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

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:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 28.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 54.0%Electricity
  • 44.1%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,096
Here:

9.5%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,154
Here:

10.5%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,610
Here:

21.9%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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)