Memphis employment information

IndexMemphisTennesseeNational
Income per capita$21,909$24,811$28,555
Median household income$37,099$44,621$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,260$56,400$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,589$26,708$33,219
Median earnings male$27,153$32,151$36,116
Median earnings female$23,297$23,376$25,692
Unemployment rate8.6%5.8%5.8%
Poverty level27.4%17.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Memphis is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Memphis is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Memphis is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Memphis is 76% higher than the national average.

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Memphis median earnings by income bracket

Memphis employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.3%0.8%
Manufacturing sector10.6%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.6%4.3%
Wholesale & retail services15.9%13.5%
Public administration4.2%4.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.9%7.9%
Education, health & social services11.5%33.5%
Other29.3%27.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clarkedale, AR423$85,00059%
Bartlett, TN57,805$80,24050%
Lynchburg, MS2,113$76,08042%
Olive Branch, MS34,543$64,25320%
Marion, AR12,354$62,74017%
Memphis, TN656,715$37,09931%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
El Paso, TX669,771$42,03721%
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%
Denver, CO633,777$51,8003%
Washington, DC633,736$69,23529%
Memphis, TN656,715$37,09931%
Source: The Memphis, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.