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West Memphis, Arkansas

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The location of West Memphis

Welcome to West Memphis ...

The city of West Memphis is located in Crittenden County.

The location of West Memphis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Memphis: W. Memphis

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Memphis has a population of 24,860 people<2> (see below for details).

West Memphis is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: West Memphis lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

West Memphis lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for West Memphis: 72301, 72303<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Memphis had a population of 26,245 people (which is 51.56% of the total population of Crittenden County). This makes West Memphis the county's most populous community.

The population of West Memphis represents 0.9% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,245 people, the population of West Memphis decreased 5.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,666 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Memphis had an population of 24,860 people. This is a decrease of 5.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Memphis.

Communities near West Memphis ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Crawfordsville   [Map]   467   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Earle   [Map]   2,244   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Edmondson   [Map]   399   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Turrell   [Map]   566   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   27,095   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Southaven (MS)   [Map]   54,031   SE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Memphis.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Memphis. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Memphis. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Memphis.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Memphis:

Websites for West Memphis ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Memphis ...

Looking for more information about West Memphis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Memphis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Memphis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Memphis:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Memphis.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Memphis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as West Memphis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Memphis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Memphis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Memphis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Memphis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Memphis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1531, Longitude: -90.1989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Memphis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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