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West Memphis, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of West Memphis had a population of 25,059 as of July 1, 2016. West Memphis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Memphis is located at latitude 35.1496 and longitude -90.1993 in Crittenden County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Memphis (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Crittenden County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 213 feet.

The City of West Memphis (GNIS ID: 2405710) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of West Memphis is located within Township of Mississippi, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crittenden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Memphis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Memphis: Campo de Esperanza, Hopeville.

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West Memphis, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,059
Population in Households 24,710
Population in Familes 20,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 349
Population Density1 882
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 9,366
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 6,204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,505 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,862 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,511 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $88,755
Average Home Value $108,161


Median Household Income $31,308
Average Household Income $45,062
Per Capita Income $17,392
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.44%
Households -0.78% -0.47%
Families -1.08% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Memphis, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Memphis to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 96th
Population Density1 # 101 81st
Diversity Index2 # 127 77th
Median Household Income # 408 25th
Per Capita Income # 430 21st

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