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Statistics and Facts of Memphis Michigan
Memphis was established in 1835 and named after Memphis, Egypt, "the City on the Nile." It is located on a bluff overlooking the Belle River.
Memphis has a landmark called "The Thing", which is a historical marker noting Memphis as the home of the first automobile. This first automobile ran six miles. It is locally believed that a farmer would not sell his land for more research and development of the automobile, so the creator went south to what is now Dearborn.
Population (year 2000): 1,129. Estimated population in July 2006: 1,124 (-0.4% change)
Males: 539 (47.7%)
Females: 590 (52.3%)
Median resident age: 36.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48041.
Estimated median household income in 2005: $42,700 (it was $41,705 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $145,000 (it was $119,200 in 2000)
Ancestries: German (25.2%), Polish (16.8%), Irish (14.3%), French (10.3%), English (9.3%), Italian (8.1%).
Elevation: 760 feet
Land area: 1.12 square miles. Population density: 998 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Memphis
High school or higher: 80.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
Mean travel time to work: 32.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Memphis city
Never married: 23.7%
Now married: 53.5%
18 residents are foreign born
This city: 1.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Memphis: 1.3% ($1,571)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shelby, MI (23.8 miles , pop. 65,159).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (42.0 miles , pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Richmond, MI (5.9 miles ), Emmett, MI (6.8 miles ), Armada, MI (8.5 miles ), New Haven, MI (11.4 miles ), Capac, MI (13.4 miles ), New Baltimore, MI (14.8 miles ), Yale, MI (16.3 miles ), Romeo, MI (17.7 miles ).
Latitude: 42.90 N, Longitude: 82.77 W
Area code: 810
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.78
US city average: 3.00
Hospitals/medical centers near Memphis:
CRITTENTON HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; COLUMBUS, MI)
HARBOR OAKS HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; NEW BALTIMORE, MI)
ST JOHN RIVER DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; EAST CHINA, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Memphis:
DETROIT CITY (about 38 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 48 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 63 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Memphis:
RASOR (about 11 miles; AVOCA, MI; ID: 39G)
TACKABERRY (about 12 miles; AVOCA, MI; ID: 07D)
JOHNSON FIELD (about 14 miles; SMITHS CREEK, MI; ID: 11G)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Memphis:
ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; PORT HURON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,287)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 34 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 39 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
Public high school in Memphis:
MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 34130 BORDMAN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public elementary/middle schools in Memphis:
MEMPHIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 570; Location: 34165 BORDMAN ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
MEMPHIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 34130 BORDMAN ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Average household size:
This city: 2.4 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 64.8%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 5.7%
Whole state: 5.3%
Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 10.0%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 4.8%
Whole state: 4.8%