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West Memphis, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of West Memphis had a population of 24,607 as of July 1, 2019. 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Memphis, AR Housing Affordability Index is 168
State of Arkansas Housing Affordability Index is 177
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Memphis, AR Wealth Index is 42
State of Arkansas Wealth Index is 67
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 24,607
Population in Households 24,117
Population in Families 19,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 490
Population Density 853
Diversity Index1 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,914
Average Household Income $47,056
Per Capita Income $18,012
Wealth Index3 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,560 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,678 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,382 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $94,841
Housing Affordability Index2 168
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,238
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 6,082
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.69% -0.62%
Households -0.67% -0.56%
Families -0.94% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2019 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 # 102 81st
Diversity Index # 133 75th
Median Household Income # 463 14th
Per Capita Income # 461 15th

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