data Center - Demographics

Total Population in the MSA Fell Over the Last Year but Grew by 2.05 Percent Over the Last 5 years.

  • Memphis, Shelby County and the MSA have typically been slow population growth areas of the country.  Over the past 5 years, Memphis City grew by 1.22% while Shelby County’s population increased by 0.97%.

 

  • In general, the nation grew by 3.9 percent and the state grew by 3.83 percent over the last 5 years.

 

  • By comparison with other cities like Nashville (14.89 percent), Memphis’s demographic growth was lower that nearly all the cities.

Peer Metros Comparison

Per Capita Income

 

5-Year % Change

United States 15.98%
Tennessee 15.67%
Shelby County, TN 14.21%
Memphis City, TN NA

Tulsa 46.24%
Nashville 21.78%
Louisville 19.04%
Oklahoma City 18.91%
Indianapolis 18.31%
Charlotte 18.02%
Kansas City 17.57%
Cincinnati 17.53%
Omaha 16.31%
St. Louis 15.74%
Greensboro 15.25%
Memphis 14.65%
Birmingham 14.42%
Jacksonville 14.33%
New Orleans 13.67%
Little Rock 12.40%
 

Population

 

5-Year % Change

United States 3.70%
Tennessee 3.87%
Shelby County, TN -0.05%
Memphis City, TN 0.10%

Nashville 15.13%
Jacksonville 8.80%
Oklahoma City 7.45%
Omaha 5.65%
Tulsa 4.28%
Little Rock 3.71%
Greensboro 3.44%
Kansas City 2.65%
Memphis 1.69%
Birmingham 1.34%
St. Louis -0.20%
Louisville -1.04%
Charlotte NA
Indianapolis N A
New Orleans NA
Cincinnati NA

Median Household Income

5-Year % Change

United States 14.09%
Tennessee 16.44%
Shelby County, TN 7.43%
Memphis City, TN 11.06%

Nashville 20.08%
Oklahoma City 17.10%
St. Louis 16.84%
Kansas City 15.00%
Louisville 14.64%
Birmingham 14.44%
Jacksonville 13.39%
Omaha 12.99%
Tulsa 12.00%
Greensboro 11.44%
Little Rock 10.47%
Memphis 9.73%
Charlotte NA
Indianapolis N A
New Orleans NA
Cincinnati NA

Median House Value

5-Year % Change

United States 18.09%
Tennessee 14.03%
Shelby County, TN 7.21%
Memphis City, TN 0.83%

Nashville 22.52%
Jacksonville 18.36%
Oklahoma City 17.00%
Tulsa 13.09%
Omaha 12.41%
Louisville 11.49%
Little Rock 10.97%
Kansas City 10.34%
St. Louis 7.77%
Birmingham 7.69%
Memphis 6.75%
Greensboro 0.21%
Charlotte NA
Indianapolis N A
New Orleans NA
Cincinnati NA

Missing values due to data availability, reporting, or changes in geographic definitions