Latest Data (2017)
Population 652,236
Nationwide Rank 25

Quick Facts

Memphis, Tennessee is the 25th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Memphis, Tennessee is a city.

Memphis, Tennessee is currently 5.5% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Memphis, Tennessee's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Memphis, Tennessee Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Tennessee

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
24 Nashville-Davidson 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis 652,236 -5.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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