Memphis, Michigan

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Memphis is a city on the line between Macomb and St. Clair counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,129 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.61%) is water. The city is evenly divided between Macomb and St. Clair Counties. The Belle River passes through the city. Memphis, Mi is also known for its slogan, "A Pleasant Place To Live."


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,129 people, 457 households, and 296 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,005.6 per square mile (389.2/km²). There were 476 housing units at an average density of 424.0/sq mi (164.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.25% White, 0.71% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.53% Asian, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 457 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,705, and the median income for a family was $52,679. Males had a median income of $41,932 versus $27,019 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,983. About 7.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Public schools

The Memphis Community School District has an elementary, junior high, and high school. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Yellowjackets.

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