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Welcome to West Memphis ...

The city of West Memphis is located in Crittenden County<1>.

The location of West Memphis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Memphis: W. Memphis

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Memphis has a population of 24,402 people<3> (see below for details).

West Memphis is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for West Memphis: (870)

The ZIP codes for West Memphis: 72301, 72303<5>

Websites for West Memphis ...

Official Website: www.ci.west-memphis.ar.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Memphis had an population of 24,402 people. This is a decrease of 7.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.8% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

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

Communities near West Memphis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Memphis.

  • Memphis [Shelby County]
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    • Memphis [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of West Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 651,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<7>
  • Southaven [DeSoto County]
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    • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of West Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<7>
  • Spring Lake [Shelby County]
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    • Spring Lake [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of West Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2014: 34,269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
  • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
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    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of West Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Earle [Crittenden County]
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      • Earle [Crittenden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of West Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earle<7>
    • Walls [DeSoto County]
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      • Walls [DeSoto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of West Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walls<7>
    • Hunt Village [Shelby County]
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      • Hunt Village [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of West Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Turrell [Crittenden County]
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      • Turrell [Crittenden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of West Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turrell<7>
    • Crawfordsville [Crittenden County]
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      • Crawfordsville [Crittenden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of West Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawfordsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawfordsville<7>
    • Edmondson [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmondson
      • Edmondson [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of West Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmondson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Memphis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Memphis.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Memphis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Memphis. See our Newspapers Page for West Memphis.

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.

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About Crittenden County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Memphis: www.ci.west-memphis.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Crittenden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Memphis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Memphis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for West Memphis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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