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Memphis, Tennessee

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Welcome to Memphis ...

The city of Memphis is located in Shelby County and is the County Seat for Shelby County.

When the people of Memphis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Memphian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Memphis has a population of 650,618 people<2> (see below for details).

Memphis was established in 1819.

The community of Memphis is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 (or 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 2018 Census Estimates, Memphis had an population of 650,618 people. This is an increase of 0.58% since the 2010 Census.

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Memphis ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

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 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 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 Memphis. Our list includes 206 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page 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.

Communities near Memphis ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Bartlett   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Memphis

Southaven   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Memphis

Located in DeSoto County (MS)

Germantown   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Memphis

Olive Branch   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Memphis

Located in DeSoto County (MS)

Spring Lake   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Memphis

Horn Lake   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Memphis

Located in DeSoto County (MS)

West Memphis   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Memphis

Located in Crittenden County (AR)

Lakeland   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Memphis

Marion   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Memphis

Located in Crittenden County (AR)

Millington   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Memphis

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Memphis:

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Memphis refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Memphis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Memphis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Memphis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Memphis) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1516, Longitude: -90.0414     [Map].






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