West Memphis, AR
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West Memphis profile

Living in West Memphis

West Memphis is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 24,520 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, West Memphis is the 20th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities, West Memphis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Memphis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Memphis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Memphis who work in sales jobs (10.84%), office and administrative support (9.39%), and management occupations (7.28%).

The percentage of adults in West Memphis with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.95% of adults in West Memphis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Memphis in 2018 was $20,342, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,368 for a family of four. However, West Memphis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Memphis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Memphis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Memphis residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in West Memphis include Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in West Memphis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.