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West Memphis, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of West Memphis had a population of 24,990 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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West Memphis, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,990
Daytime Population: Workers 11,671
Daytime Population: Residents 15,299
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,970
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 24,640
Population in Familes 20,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 350
Population Density2 880
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $30,662
Average Household Income $45,191
Per Capita Income $17,492


Total Housing Units 10,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,614 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,748 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,482 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $92,527
Average Home Value $113,178


Total Households 9,362
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 6,229
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.67% -0.69%
Households -0.68% -0.7%
Families -0.88% -0.83%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

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, 2017 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 Density # 99 82nd
Diversity Index # 124 78th
Median Household Income # 453 16th
Per Capita Income # 453 16th

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