Memphis is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,182 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Memphis is the 455th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Memphis was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Memphis real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Memphis house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
When you are in Memphis, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.69% of Memphis’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Memphis is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Memphis who work in management occupations (14.15%), sales jobs (10.43%), and office and administrative support (7.64%).
In Memphis, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.06 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Memphis does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Memphis, just 11.72% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Memphis in 2010 was $21,738, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,952 for a family of four. However, Memphis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Memphis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Memphis residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Memphis include Irish, Polish, French , and English.
The most common language spoken in Memphis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.