A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Memphis ...
The location of Memphis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Memphis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Memphian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Memphis has a population of 652,236 people<3> (see below for details).
Memphis was established in 1819.
The community of Memphis is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Memphis lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Memphis is located in the (901) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Memphis had a population of 646,889 people (which is 69.73% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Memphis the county's most populous community.
The population of Memphis represents 10.19% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 646,889 people, the population of Memphis has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 650,100 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Memphis had an population of 652,236 people. This is an increase of 0.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.33% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Memphis.
Communities near Memphis ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Memphis and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Memphis.
Communities Also Named Memphis ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Memphis - they are located in Alabama (2), Florida, Indiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Memphis.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Memphis:
Websites for Memphis ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Memphis ...
Looking for more information about 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 Memphis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Memphis.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Memphis: www.cityofmemphis.org/
The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/
The official website for State of Tennessee: www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Dec 2018