Memphis, Tennessee 

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Population

649,705

0.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$37,099

Median Home Price

$123,800

Median Age

33.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

5.2 / 6.5

summer / winter

TN Gifts

Best Places to Live in Memphis, Tennessee

Large city - Extreme southwest Tennessee along the Mississippi River and Arkansas and Mississippi border. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Memphis, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Tennessee
County: Shelby County
Metro Area: Memphis Metro Area
City: Memphis
Zip Codes: 38016, 38128, 38127, 38134, 38109, 38111, 38115, 38116, 38118, 38018, 30 total
Cost of Living: -24.0% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 284 ft above sea level
Memphis, TN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Entertainment
Cultural interest
Cost of living
Cons
Crime rates
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Memphis is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Memphis jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Memphis's cost of living is 24.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Memphis's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Memphis, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Shelby county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.4% to 34.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Memphis's population is 649,705 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Memphis is Real Estate: $123,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.1%.

SCHOOLS
Memphis public schools spend $8,579 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Memphis. More Education



Best Places to Live in Memphis Rankings


Housing Market in Memphis

It's a good time to buy in Memphis. Home Appreciation is up 18.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Memphis is $123,800.
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Reviews for Memphis   150 Reviews
I was mugged my first night in Memphis. - 9/6/2021
I was mugged my very first night in Memphis. They tried to take my iPhone. I was walking only a block from my house in a "safe" area, too.... Read More

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Beautiful City but crime and poor infrastructure - 5/24/2021
Memphis is a city with a history of civil rights, slavery , blues and rockn'roll music. It's a great place for a weekend getaway. This city has lots of great things to... Read More

A mess - 12/18/2020
Do you like being panhandled every 30 seconds? Love that cool ambiance of gangs? Are drugs your thing? Then you will love Memphis. Had good times here in the 90’s, the... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
38016, 38128, 38127, 38134, 38109, 38111, 38115, 38116, 38118, 38018, 30 total

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