West Memphis, AR
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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West Memphis, Arkansas Info Snack

Population
24,656
Unemployment
11.1%
Poverty
26.6%
Median Home
$86,100
Median Income
$32,601
Median Rent
$713

West Memphis SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9

West Memphis, AR Crime Report

1,701
Total Crimes
7,027.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
199.55%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
West Memphis
/ 100k People
Arkansas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,701 7,027.5 3,285.3 2,346.0
Violent Crime 607 2,507.7 671.9 387.8
Murder 7 28.9 10.6 6.5
Robbery 45 185.9 52.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 524 2,164.8 535.8 279.7
Property Crime 1,094 4,519.7 2,613.4 1,958.2
Burglary 201 830.4 523.1 314.2
Larceny 765 3,160.5 1,828.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 128 528.8 261.8 246.0

West Memphis, AR Cost Of Living

80
West Memphis's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense West Memphis Arkansas National Average
Overall 80 85 100
Services 92 97 100
Groceries 88 92 100
Health 82 88 100
Housing 53 66 100
Transportation 86 87 100
Utilities 91 93 100

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Rankings for West Memphis in Arkansas

Map Of West Memphis, AR

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Population over time in West Memphis

Year Population % Change
2020 24,656 -1.4%
2019 25,009 -0.6%
2018 25,152 -1.0%
2017 25,411 -0.5%
2016 25,544 -0.9%
2015 25,767 -0.8%
2014 25,986 -0.6%
2013 26,133 -0.6%
2012 26,290 -0.4%
2011 26,391 -

Race / Ethnicity in West Memphis

White
34.9% (8,596)
African American
59.0% (14,559)
American Indian
0.0% (4)
Asian
0.4% (102)
Hawaiian
0.1% (22)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
4.0% (979)
Hispanic
1.6% (394)
Race West Memphis AR USA
White 34.9% 71.6% 60.1%
African American 59.0% 15.1% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% 1.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.0% 3.1% 2.8%
Hispanic 1.6% 7.6% 18.2%

Gender in West Memphis

Female
55.4% (13,656)
Male
44.6% (11,000)
Gender West Memphis AR USA
Female 55.4% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 44.6% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Memphis for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,232)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (3,205)
High School / GED
36.0% (8,876)
Some College
25.0% (6,164)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,479)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (2,712)
Master's Degree
3.0% (739)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (246)
Education West Memphis AR USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For West Memphis, Arkansas

Less than $10,000
11.4% (280,838)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.2% (226,545)
$15,000 to $24,999
19.9% (490,356)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.3% (302,554)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (348,456)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.2% (300,333)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.0% (247,028)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.9% (195,451)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.4% (33,809)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (40,225)
Income West Memphis AR USA
Less than $10,000 11.4% 7.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 5.6% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 19.9% 11.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.3% 11.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 14.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.2% 18.4% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.0% 11.6% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.9% 11.7% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.4% 4.0% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 4.0% 8.3%

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