The City of West Memphis had a population of 24,232 as of July 1, 2020. 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 35.1465 and longitude -90.1845 in Crittenden County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Memphis 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for West Memphis: Campo de Esperanza, Hopeville.
|Total Population||24,232 (100%)|
|Population in Households||23,692 (97.8%)|
|Population in Families||19,340 (79.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||540 ( 2.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$30,833|
|Average Household Income||$45,166|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$17,336|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||10,540 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,653 (44.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,456 (42.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,431 (13.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$89,872|
|Average Home Value||$113,827|
|Housing Affordability Index3||206|
|Average Household Size||2.6|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.56%|
|Per Capita Income||1.5%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.91%|
The table below compares West Memphis to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 21||96th|
|Population Density||# 101||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 472||13th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 175||32nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 486||10th|
|Diversity Index||# 136||75th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.