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-Recent employment declines
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Memphis Metro Area

Sultry, soulful Memphis is an interesting and vivid place, located along the Mississippi River at the Arkansas border. The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis has a history of dramatic highs and lows: antebellum cotton-trading prosperity, Civil War destruction and reconstruction, yellow-fever epidemics, resurgence as a lumber and (again) cotton-trading center, and post–World War II decline. Today the city is on an upswing, thanks to recognition of its unique cultural assets and urban renewal.

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  • Location: Extreme southwest Tennessee along the Mississippi River and Arkansas and Mississippi border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Tennessee
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  • Metro Area: Memphis Metro Area

Quick Facts About Memphis

    The unemployment rate in Memphis Metro Area is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Memphis Metro Area jobs have Increased by 1.23 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Memphis Metro Area's cost of living is 19.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Memphis Metro Area's population is 1,344,130 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 25.00 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Memphis Metro Area is $112,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.51%.
    Memphis Metro Area public schools spend $9,468 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Memphis Metro Area.

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