What is the current population of Memphis?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Memphis is 651,073. Memphis, Tennessee is the 28th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Memphis?

The peak population of Memphis was in 2000, when its population was 690,186. In 2000, Memphis was the 16th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 28th largest city in the US. Memphis is currently 5.7% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Memphis shrinking?

Memphis has shrunk 5.6% since the year 2000. Memphis, Tennessee's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Memphis the biggest city in Tennessee?

No, Memphis is the second largest city in the state of Tennessee based on population. The biggest city, Nashville-Davidson, is 1.0x bigger than Memphis.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 651,073 28
2018 650,618 26
2017 652,236 25
2016 652,717 25
2015 655,770 24
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,513 24.4%
33 Tucson, Arizona 548,073 11.9%
34 Fresno, California 531,576 23.4%
35 Mesa, Arizona 518,012 28.5%
36 Sacramento, California 513,624 25.5%
37 Atlanta, Georgia 506,811 20.2%
38 Kansas City, Missouri 495,327 11.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
23 Nashville-Davidson 670,820 22.8%
28 Memphis 651,073 -5.6%

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