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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Memphis is a city in Tennessee with a population of 654,723. Memphis is in Shelby County. Living in Memphis offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Memphis there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Memphis and residents tend to be liberal.
About Memphis...
Population
654,723

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Memphis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,356
    283
  • Murder
    28
    6
  • Rape
    90
    41
  • Robbery
    530
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,460
    500
  • Theft
    4,224
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    613
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Memphis

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,230
National
$55,322
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Memphis Reviews

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I really love our city pride. In recent years, the Choose901 organization along with local renovations such as Crosstown, have really worked to make our city one that we take pride in despite our reputation for crime. This city has a lot of culture and spirit and I am proud to be a part of such a diverse welcoming community. One of the best parts of our city hands down is St. Jude. This incredible hospital does so much for our children and children around the world . Being able to have something like St. Jude that does such amazing work for our children also makes living in Memphis that much more enjoyable. I have loved this city because I love these people....and the food. Memphis barbecue is the best!
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As a life long resident of Memphis, TN I must say that my experience has been pleasant. I can remember as a child, the long summer evenings of playing the park. Then, some days my friends and I would ride and race our bikes from one end of the block to the other on our street. As I think on those good times and great memories, a smile comes to my face! I am a product of the Memphis City School System, from kindergarten to 12th grade. As an adult, I chose to stay here in Memphis and raise my family. I love the fact that Memphis is a city with deep spiritual roots and rich culture! There is nothing like Memphis music and Memphis BBQ!
Memphis is wonderful! There's always something to do around here. From walking along the river downtown to going out to Memphis Rox for some nice family time. They have some really good restaurants to eat at too. If you ever find yourself in Memphis, you have to go downtown to Rendezvous for some awesome Barbecue! It's a great place to live or visit.