West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas

West Memphis: City in Arkansas, United States

About

West Memphis is a city located in the county of Crittenden in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 26,245. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 24,158 inhabitants.

The city was created 95 years ago in 1927.

Quick Facts about West Memphis

Population : 24,158 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
County : Crittenden County
Phone Area Codes : 870
Official name : West Memphis
Water as percent of area : 0.34%
Land as percent of area : 99.66%
Altitude : 210 feet / 64 meters
Establishment : May 05, 1927 (95 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:16:34 (26th June 2022)
Postal code : 72301
Population growth : -8.64% (2010-2020)
Weather : 99℉ Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
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Location of West Memphis on Arkansas map.
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Geography

West Memphis is located at 35°8'47"N 90°11'4"W (35.1464800, -90.1845400).

West Memphis map

Weather

West Memphis forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Demographics

According to census records, the population of West Memphis decreased by 8.64% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 26,245 - census
2011 25,969 -1.06% estimation process
2011 25,969 0% estimation process
2012 25,680 -1.13% estimation process
2013 25,452 -0.9% estimation process
2014 25,332 -0.47% estimation process
2015 24,979 -1.41% estimation process
2016 25,194 0.85% estimation process
2017 24,887 -1.23% estimation process
2018 24,655 -0.94% estimation process
2019 24,402 -1.04% estimation process
2020 24,158 -1.01% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 16,023
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 14,814
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 8.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 16,780
April 1, 2010 Population : 14,792
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.0%
People over 65 (%) : 20.1%
Female persons, % : 51.8%
White only, percent : 86.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 7.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 3.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 81.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,059
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 62.8%

West Memphis zip code is 72301. County name: Crittenden, County fips: 05035

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 62.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $151,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,390
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $439
2015-2019 median gross rent : $965
2015-2019 Households : 6,545
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.39
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 77.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 7.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 85.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 17,314
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,756
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 77,603
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,072
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $53,951
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,620
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,170
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 616
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 348
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 195
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 943
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 164
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 916
2010 population per square mile : 1,478.7
2010 land area in square miles : 10.00

People born in West Memphis (24)

People born in West Memphis, including basketball player Sonny Weems, professional wrestler and color commentator Jerry Lawler, basketball player Marcus Brown, .

List

  • Sid Eudy (American professional wrestler) he was born in 16/12/1960
  • Corey L. Brewer (American basketball player) he was born in 02/01/1975
  • Michael Cage (American basketball player) he was born in 28/01/1962
  • Wayne Jackson (American musician) he was born in 24/11/1941
  • Betty Blue (American actress (1931-2000)) she was born in 14/08/1931
  • Keith Lee (American basketball player) he was born in 28/12/1962
  • Charles Stackhouse (American football player) he was born in 11/04/1980
  • Ike Harris (American football player) he was born in 27/11/1952
  • Marvin Terrell (American football player (1938-2018)) he was born in 10/06/1938
  • Mike McCoy (American football player born 1953) he was born in 16/08/1953
  • Ray McCallum (basketball player and coach) he was born in 06/03/1961
  • T. J. Holmes (American journalist) he was born in 19/08/1977
  • Tim Barnes (American politician) he was born in 28/12/1958
  • Tom Watkins (American football player (1937-2011)) he was born in 23/10/1937
  • Keith Ingram (American politician from the state of Arkansas) he was born in 12/04/1955
  • David J. Sanders (American educator and politician) he was born in 21/01/1975
  • Damien Echols (American convicted of murder later released under an Alford plea, American poet) he was born in 11/12/1974
  • Jason Baldwin (American convicted of murder later released under an Alford plea) he was born in 11/04/1977

Schools in West Memphis

College & universities near West Memphis, AR

Code Name City ZIP
107318 Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis (AR) 72301-3829

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Memphis, AR

Code Name Address Type
MEM Central Station Central Station RAIL

Post offices near West Memphis

Post Office Name City ZIP
West Memph Post Office West Memphis (AR) 72301

Other cities in Crittenden County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Crittenden County , AR.

City Name Population Title
Marion 12,290 City in Arkansas, USA
Earle 2,164 City in Arkansas, USA
Turrell 549 City in Arkansas, USA
Crawfordsville 453 Human settlement in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States of America
Edmondson 378 Town in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States of America
Clarkedale 361 City in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States
Horseshoe Lake 270 Town in Crittenden County, Arkansas
Gilmore 244 City in Arkansas, USA
Sunset 199 City in Arkansas, USA
Anthonyville 148 Town in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States
Jennette 117 Human settlement in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States of America
Jericho 99 Town in Arkansas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

West Memphis distances to largest Arkansas cities