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Population (year 2000): 27,666. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,181 (+1.9% change)
Males: 12,841 (46.4%), Females: 14,825 (53.6%)

Crittenden County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.3 years
Median household income: $27,399 (year 2000)
Median house value: $63,700 (year 2000)

West Memphis, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in West Memphis:

  • Black (55.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (41.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (9.9%), Irish (4.2%), English (3.5%), German (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Italian (1.4%).Memphis, Arkansas

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 26.5 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Memphis

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Memphis city

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -804 (-2.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Memphis, (14.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (482.3 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: AR (4.2 miles Marion, AR (5.2 miles Sunset, AR (9.5 miles Edmondson, Jericho, AR (10.0 miles) , AR (11.4 miles Crawfordsville, AR (13.5 miles Anthonyville, MS (13.8 miles Lynchburg, TN Memphis, (14.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 29 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1997: 68 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 141 buildings, average cost: $43,800
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $180,200

Latitude: 35.15 N, Longitude: 90.18 W

Area code: 870

West Memphis, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.7%), Manufacturing (15.2%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,363 (+4.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,706 (54.3%)

Crime in West Memphis by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001
Murders 4 6 2
    per 100,000 14.5 21.7 7.2
Rapes 16 23 21
    per 100,000 57.8 83.1 75.9
Robberies 61 111 120
    per 100,000 220.5 401.2 433.7
Assaults 140 182 193
    per 100,000 506.0 657.8 697.6
Burglaries 391 369 417
    per 100,000 1413.3 1333.8 1507.3
Thefts 725 695 814
    per 100,000 2620.5 2512.1 2942.2
Auto thefts 160 199 191
    per 100,000 578.3 719.3 690.4
455.0 558.3 585.7

Average climate in West Memphis, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West

West Memphis-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the West Memphis city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/14/1987, a category 3 tornado 4.9 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 121 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in West Memphis:
  • CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (200 TYLER)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Memphis:
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AT MEMPHIS (about 9 miles; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE BOWLD HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSP (about 10 miles; MEMPHIS, TN)

Political contributions by individuals in West Memphis, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Memphis:
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 17 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 26 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 70 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Memphis:
  • WEST MEMPHIS MUNI (about 4 miles; WEST MEMPHIS, AR; ID: AWM)
  • GENERAL DEWITT SPAIN (about 10 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: M01)
  • CHARLES W. BAKER (about 20 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: 2M8)

Amtrak station near West Memphis:
  • 9 miles: MEMPHIS (545 S. MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 93 $256,586 $33,107 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 18 $43,232 $28,821 1 $744
Other Government Administration 28 $74,348 $31,863 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 33 $93,460 $33,985 4 $2,856
Sewerage 11 $30,254 $33,004 0 $0
Health 3 $8,154 $32,616 0 $0
Local Libraries 6 $13,698 $27,396 2 $1,688
Electric Power 20 $69,812 $41,887 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $21,498 $28,664 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,124 $36,744 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $20,008 $26,677 0 $0
Firefighters 60 $217,004 $43,400 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 32 $66,208 $24,828 0 $0
Airports 7 $15,896 $27,250 7 $2,618
Streets and Highways 23 $48,774 $25,447 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $4,608 $27,648 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $32,420 $43,226 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $10,930 $18,737 12 $3,756
Totals for Government 372 $1,033,014 $33,323 26 $11,662
Colleges/Universities in West Memphis:
  • SOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 189; Location: 103 S AVALON; Private, for-profit)
  • MID-SOUTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 127; Location: 2000 W. BROADWAY; Public; Website: www.mscc.cc.ar.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Memphis:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 15 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 15 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 15 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 22 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; FT enrollment: 3,842)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 59 miles; STATE UNIVERSITY, AR; FT enrollment: 8,696)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 70 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; FT enrollment: 11,068)
Public high schools in West Memphis:
  • WEST MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,067; Location: 501 WEST BROADWAY; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • MID-SOUTH COMMUNITY COLL TECH CTR (Location: 2000 W. BROADWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in West Memphis:
  • WEST MEMPHIS CHRISTIAN (Students: 408; Location: P.O. BOX 2066; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CRITTENDEN PENTECOSTAL ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: PO BOX 2015; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in West Memphis:
  • WONDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 752; Location: 801 S. 16 STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MADDUX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 552; Location: 2100 EAST BARTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WONDER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 1405 MADISON; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • FAULK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 908 VANDERBILT; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 331 WEST BARTON; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • AVONDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 1402 CRESTMERE; Grades: KG - 01)
  • JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 2395 S L HENRY STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EAST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 1151 GOODWIN; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • RICHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 1011 WEST BARTON; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BRAGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 309 WEST BARTON; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in West Memphis:
  • ST MICHAELS SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: PO BOX 899 405 N MISSOURI; Grades: PK - 6)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 404 N 14TH ST; Grades: 4 - 10)
Library in West Memphis:
  • WEST MEMPHIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $250,292; Location: 213 NORTH AVALON; 49,586 books; 785 audio materials; 40 video materials; 46 serial subscriptions)

Church in West Memphis: Reynold Grove Church (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Garant Bayou (A).


West Memphis compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in West Memphis:
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KSUD (730 AM; 1 kW; WEST MEMPHIS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WLOK (1340 AM; 1 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WLOK RADIO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in West Memphis:
  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAL-FM (95.7 FM; OLIVE BRANCH, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKLV (94.7 FM; TURRELL, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WMBZ (94.1 FM; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUMR (91.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS)
  • WQOX (88.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS)
  • WMFS (92.9 FM; BARTLETT, TN; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WEVL (89.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEERS, INC.)
  • K213CN (90.5 FM; WEST MEMPHIS, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around West Memphis:
  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • W42BY (Channel 42; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC,)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • W61BP (Channel 61; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: JIMMY BOYD)

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