Memphis, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Memphis had a population of 1,169 as of July 1, 2016. Memphis ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Memphis is located at latitude 42.8952 and longitude -82.7683 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Memphis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Macomb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 758 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Memphis are located in Macomb County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and St. Clair County.

The City of Memphis (GNIS ID: 1626721) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Memphis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Memphis, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,169
Population in Households 1,130
Population in Familes 981
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 1,044
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 471
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 355
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $193,667
Average Home Value $219,789


Median Household Income $54,579
Average Household Income $66,913
Per Capita Income $25,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% 0.07%
Households -0.1% 0.13%
Families 1.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Memphis, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Memphis to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 407 41st
Population Density1 # 307 56th
Diversity Index2 # 531 23rd
Median Household Income # 147 79th
Per Capita Income # 234 66th

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