Latest Data (2014)
Population 656,861
Nationwide Rank 23

Quick Facts

Memphis, Tennessee is the 23rd largest city in the United States as of 2014.

Memphis, Tennessee is a city.

Memphis, Tennessee is currently 4.8% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Memphis, Tennessee's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Memphis, Tennessee Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2014
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 42.1%
18 Detroit, Michigan -28.0%
19 El Paso, Texas 20.2%
20 Seattle, Washington 18.4%
21 Denver, Colorado 19.3%
22 Washington, District of Columbia 15.2%
23 Memphis, Tennessee -4.8%
24 Boston, Massachusetts 11.0%
25 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 17.9%
26 Baltimore, Maryland -3.9%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 22.2%
28 Portland, Oregon 16.8%
29 Las Vegas, Nevada 26.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2014 656,861 23
2013 653,450 20
2012 655,155 20
2011 651,348 20
2010 646,889 20
2009 676,640 19
2008 676,660 19
2007 679,404 18
2006 682,024 17
2005 680,515 17
2004 681,573 17
2003 683,215 17
2002 684,841 16
2001 686,548 16
2000 690,186 16
1990 618,894 18
1980 646,356 14
1970 623,530 17
1960 497,524 22
1950 396,000 26
1940 292,942 32
1930 253,143 36
1920 162,351 40
1910 131,105 37
1900 102,320 37
1890 64,495 43
1880 33,592 54
1870 40,226 32
1860 22,623 38
1850 8,841 73