West Memphis, Arkansas Population 2024

23,281

West Memphis is a city located in Crittenden County Arkansas. West Memphis has a 2024 population of 23,281. West Memphis is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually and its population has decreased by -4.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,468 in 2020.

The average household income in West Memphis is $56,849 with a poverty rate of 24.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Memphis is 33.3 years, 31.2 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

West Memphis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Memphis was:

  • Black or African American: 62.33%
  • White: 33%
  • Two or more races: 3.82%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
28.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
806.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.85% (-1,187)
The current population of West Memphis, Arkansas is 23,281 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,468.

West Memphis, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American15,17762.33%
White8,03533%
Two or more races9293.82%
Asian1530.63%
Native American290.12%
Other race280.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Memphis Population by Race

West Memphis Population Pyramid 2024

West Memphis Median Age

33.3

Total

31.2

Male

34.5

Female

West Memphis Adults

There are 17,816 adults, (3,633 of whom are seniors) in West Memphis.

West Memphis Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Memphis Sex Ratio

Female13,51255.49%
Male10,83944.51%

West Memphis Population by Age

West Memphis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,6542.4744.755.3
Non Family3,7121.273763
Female2,8053.4432.967.1
Married2,5063.0473.326.7
Male6312.9529.270.8
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

44.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Memphis Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Memphis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Memphis Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.27%.

West Memphis Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,376

Average Earnings

$38,125

Average Male

$30,856

Average Female

West Memphis Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Memphis Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Memphis Language

98.09% of West Memphis residents speak only English, while 1.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.3% of the population.

West Memphis Language

West Memphis Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black14,9824,80332.06%
White7,49883511.14%
Hispanic51613726.55%
Multiple89613214.73%
Asian153149.15%
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24.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.36%

Male Poverty Rate

27.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Memphis

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Memphis is Black, with 32.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Memphis is Asian, with 9.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.98%.

West Memphis Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.31%
High School25.37%
Some College13.11%
Bachelors or Greater1.5%
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West Memphis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.25%
Male Unemployed38.66%
Female Employed10.11%
Male Employed5.34%
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West Memphis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Memphis Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Memphis Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

Female Marriage Rate

West Memphis Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Memphis Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Memphis Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Memphis Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,016

Number of Veterans

915

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

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West Memphis Veterans by War

count

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West Memphis Veterans by Age

count

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West Memphis Veterans by Race

West Memphis Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Memphis Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Memphis Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Memphis Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Memphis Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.39%

Born in West Memphis

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of West Memphis residents were born in the United States, with 54.39% having been born in Arkansas. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Memphis Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,996-257-1.15%
202822,253-257-1.14%
202722,510-257-1.13%
202622,767-257-1.12%
202523,024-257-1.1%
202423,281-257-1.09%
202323,538-257-1.08%
202223,795-257-1.07%
202124,052-416-1.7%
202024,468790.32%
201924,389-269-1.09%
201824,658-222-0.89%
201724,880-306-1.21%
201625,1862320.93%
201524,954-348-1.38%
201425,302-116-0.46%
201325,418-242-0.94%
201225,660-305-1.17%
201125,965-284-1.08%
201026,249-1,417-5.12%
200027,666-593-2.1%
199028,2591210.43%
198028,1382,0687.93%
197026,0706,69634.56%
196019,37410,262112.62%
19509,1125,743170.47%
19403,369
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West Memphis Population by Year