Memphis is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 650,618 people and 181 constituent neighborhoods, Memphis is the largest community in Tennessee.
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 (14.36%), sales jobs (9.88%), and management occupations (7.08%).
Memphis is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Memphis. This makes Memphis a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Memphis presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Memphis is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.41% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Memphis. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Memphis landscape.
The overall education level of Memphis is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.45% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Memphis in 2010 was $23,629, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,516 for a family of four. However, Memphis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Memphis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Memphis include Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Memphis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.