StatisticWest MemphisArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)8735891
Median age34.037.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%42%43%
Speak English98%93%79%
Speak Spanish1%5%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in West Memphis is 1404% higher than Arkansas
  • The median age in West Memphis is 10% lower than Arkansas
  • In West Memphis 32.84% of the population is White
  • In West Memphis 63.50% of the population is Black
  • In West Memphis 0.68% of the population is Asian

Compare West Memphis, AR Demographics


      West Memphis population breakdown by race

      RaceWest MemphisArkansasNational
      American Indian0.16%0.63%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.28%0.23%0.18%
      Mixed race2.46%2.23%3.06%
      Other race0.07%2.28%4.75%
      In West Memphis, 0.9% 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      West Memphis age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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