Memphis is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,829 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Memphis is the 264th largest community in Missouri. Memphis has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Memphis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Memphis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Memphis who work in office and administrative support (12.90%), healthcare (12.26%), and sales jobs (11.48%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Memphis spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.45 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Memphis does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Memphis who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.86% of the adults in Memphis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Memphis in 2010 was $17,256, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,024 for a family of four.
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, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Memphis include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Memphis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.