Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of West Memphis is 24,150. West Memphis, Arkansas is the 1,612th largest city in the US.
West Memphis is located entirely in Crittenden County.
The peak population of West Memphis was in 1990, when its population was 28,463. In 1990, West Memphis was the 977th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,612th largest city in the US. West Memphis is currently 15.2% smaller than it was in 1990.
West Memphis has shrunk 12.9% since the year 2000. West Memphis, Arkansas's growth is extremely below average. 99% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of West Memphis, Arkansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 17,687. The voting age population is 42.8% male and 57.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.5% of the residents of West Memphis are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Memphis are 58.0% Black, 36.4% White, 4.7% Two or more races, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and 0.1% Other. Additionally, 1.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Memphis, 26.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 40.9%. On a per-household basis, 21.6% of families are below the poverty line in West Memphis.
Among those aged 16 and older, 59.4% of West Memphis residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 81.3% of West Memphis residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 14.8% have a bachelor's degree and 3.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Memphis residents aged 5 and older, 2.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Memphis is 9.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Memphis, 14.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Memphis is $33,103.
In West Memphis, 48.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.3% of housing units in West Memphis.
Of all the housing units in West Memphis, 2.2% of them were build before 1940.
In West Memphis, 14.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,600 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Memphis is $707.
In West Memphis, 72.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|1605||South Plainfield, New Jersey||24,243||10.9%|
|1606||Lexington, South Carolina||24,208||126.9%|
|1607||Melrose Park, Illinois||24,206||4.4%|
|1612||West Memphis, Arkansas||24,150||-12.9%|
|1615||White Bear Lake, Minnesota||24,130||-0.8%|
|1618||Kingston, New York||24,100||2.7%|
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