Memphis employment information

IndexMemphisTexasNational
Income per capita$16,195$27,828$29,829
Median household income$25,000$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$29,500$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,008$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$22,411$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$11,915$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level32.6%16.7%15.1%
The Memphis, TX employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Memphis is $16,195, which is 42% lower than than the Texas average and 46% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $25,000, which is 54% lower than than the Texas average and 55% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Memphis is 5%, which is 4% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Memphis is 33% which is 116% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$16,665$25,000$50,000
City
$36,481$54,727$109,454
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Memphis is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Memphis is 55% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Memphis is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Memphis is 116% higher than the national average.

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Memphis employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry24.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector2.7%14.2%
Financial & insurance services0.0%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services22.5%13.2%
Public administration9.7%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.4%5.5%
Education, health & social services5.1%46.9%
Other26.6%23.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Estelline, TX85$43,39322%
Lakeview, TX76$37,50032%
Hedley, TX384$28,75048%
Quail, TX28$0100%
Memphis, TX2,318$25,00055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Collierville, CA2,318$49,84110%
Fredonia, KS2,317$37,31933%
Geistown, PA2,320$60,3139%
South Roxana, IL2,316$40,89626%
Watchtower, NY2,316$0100%
Memphis, TX2,318$25,00055%
Source: The Memphis, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).