Memphis is a very large city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 621,056 people and 202 constituent neighborhoods, Memphis is the second largest community in Tennessee.
Memphis is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Memphis is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Memphis is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 81.05% 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 percentage of people in Memphis who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.09% of adults in Memphis have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Memphis in 2018 was $28,258, 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 $113,032 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 English, Irish, German, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Memphis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.