Memphis demographics profile

StatisticMemphisAlabamaNational
Population474,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1219291
Median age63.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.5:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%57%55%
Speak English100%95%79%
Speak Spanish0%3%13%
Memphis, AL has a population of 47 and is the 28,227th largest city in the United States. The population density is 121 per sq mi which is 32% higher than the Alabama average and 34% higher than the national average. The median age in Memphis is 64 which is approximately 65% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Memphis, 67% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 100% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 36% of Memphis residents were born in Alabama, 64% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Memphis is 32% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Memphis is 65% higher than Alabama.
  • In Memphis 12.77% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Memphis 87.23% of the population is African American.
  • In Memphis 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Memphis population breakdown by race

RaceMemphisAlabamaNational
Caucasian12.77%68.68%73.35%
African American87.23%26.48%12.63%
Asian0.00%1.25%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race0.00%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.00%1.28%4.75%
In Memphis, 0.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Memphis, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).