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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataTennessee

Economic Statistics

Memphis, Tennessee

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over487,758100.0
In labor force307,04563.0
Civilian labor force
306,44262.8
Employed
280,12157.4
Unemployed
26,3215.4
Percent of civilian labor force
8.6(X)
Armed Forces
6030.1
Not in labor force180,71337.0
Females 16 years and over263,164100.0
In labor force153,71858.4
Civilian labor force
153,56758.4
Employed
140,44053.4
Own children under 6 years54,510100.0
All parents in family in labor force34,90164.0
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over274,934100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone210,61976.6
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled43,15915.7
Public transportation (including taxicab)8,2703.0
Walked5,3001.9
Other means2,8421.0
Worked at home4,7441.7
Mean travel time to work (minutes)23.0(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over280,121100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations82,74129.5
Service occupations45,07016.1
Sales and office occupations83,24529.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3550.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations22,1527.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations46,55816.6
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining5940.2
Construction15,5075.5
Manufacturing28,57010.2
Wholesale trade12,2334.4
Retail trade31,79911.4
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities31,95711.4
Information6,4122.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing17,1436.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services26,4479.4
Educational, health and social services56,41720.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services24,7218.8
Other services (except public administration)14,6925.2
Public administration13,6294.9
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers221,35079.0
Government workers44,38215.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business13,9765.0
Unpaid family workers4130.1
INCOME IN 1999
Households250,907100.0
Less than $10,00037,06114.8
$10,000 to $14,99919,8167.9
$15,000 to $24,99939,22715.6
$25,000 to $34,99937,47114.9
$35,000 to $49,99941,54716.6
$50,000 to $74,99940,51016.1
$75,000 to $99,99916,8416.7
$100,000 to $149,99910,8114.3
$150,000 to $199,9993,1941.3
$200,000 or more4,4291.8
Median household income (dollars)32,285(X)
With earnings201,28880.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
46,202(X)
With Social Security income57,81023.0
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,234(X)
With Supplemental Security Income15,5166.2
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,930(X)
With public assistance income14,2755.7
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,042(X)
With retirement income34,51913.8
Mean retirement income (dollars)
14,349(X)
Families160,049100.0
Less than $10,00018,27811.4
$10,000 to $14,99910,8086.8
$15,000 to $24,99922,44014.0
$25,000 to $34,99922,42314.0
$35,000 to $49,99927,52017.2
$50,000 to $74,99929,86618.7
$75,000 to $99,99913,4858.4
$100,000 to $149,9998,9115.6
$150,000 to $199,9992,6501.7
$200,000 or more3,6682.3
Median family income (dollars)37,767(X)
Per capita income (dollars)17,838(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers31,236(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers25,183(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families27,562(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.2
With related children under 18 years22,715(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.4
With related children under 5 years
11,943(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)31.0
Families with female householder, no husband present19,926(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)33.5
With related children under 18 years17,703(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.4
With related children under 5 years
9,352(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)52.5
Individuals130,009(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.6
18 years and over75,952(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.7
65 years and over
10,370(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.4
Related children under 18 years53,158(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.1
Related children 5 to 17 years
36,052(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)28.2
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over31,607(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.5
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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