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West Memphis, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of West Memphis had a population of 25,325 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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West Memphis, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,325
Population in Households 24,835
Population in Familes 20,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 490
Population Density2 892
Diversity Index3 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,373
Average Household Income $46,409
Per Capita Income $18,076

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,824 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,624 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,423 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $94,477
Average Home Value $118,237
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,448
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 6,234
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.43% -0.36%
Households -0.49% -0.33%
Families -0.76% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2018 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 # 95 83rd
Diversity Index # 128 76th
Median Household Income # 457 16th
Per Capita Income # 449 17th

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