According to campingship, Memphis, Michigan is a small city located in Macomb County. It is about 30 miles northeast of Detroit and has a population of around 4,000 people. The climate in Memphis is typical for the Midwest, with hot summers and cold winters. The city experiences occasional snowfall in winter and occasional thunderstorms in summer.
The history of Memphis dates back to before the Revolutionary War when it was part of French Canada. In 1818, the first permanent settlers arrived from New York and settled on the banks of the Clinton River. Through the 19th century, Memphis grew as an agricultural community with a small population until World War II when its population began to grow steadily due to an influx of new residents from Detroit.
Politically, Memphis is represented by Macomb County Commissioner Anthony Marrocco and holds elections every two years for mayor and City Council members. The current mayor is Gary Woronchak who was elected in 2019.
The economy of Memphis revolves around agriculture, manufacturing, retail trade, health care services, education and public administration. The city has several agricultural businesses such as farms and nurseries that provide employment opportunities to local residents while some larger industries include Ford Motor Company’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and General Motors’ Warren Technical Center which are both located nearby.
Schools in Memphis include two public elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one college preparatory school as well as several private schools for religious education such as St John Lutheran School and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School.
Memphis has several notable landmarks including St Anthony’s Church which was built in 1885; Clinton River Park which offers trails for hiking; historic Fort Shelby which played an important role during the War of 1812; General Motors Technical Center which houses some of GM’s most advanced research facilities; Lakeside Mall which features over 100 stores; Little Caesars Arena which hosts concerts by some of today’s top artists; Comerica Park where Detroit Tigers baseball games are held; Ford Field where Detroit Lions football games are held; Greektown Casino-Hotel where visitors can play slots or table games; Belle Isle State Park which boasts beautiful views along with recreational activities like biking or fishing; Eastern Market where farmers come to sell their produce year-round; and Hart Plaza where visitors can enjoy outdoor concerts during summer months or ice skate during winter months.
Population: 1,129. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,123 (-0.5% change)
Males: 539 (47.7%), Females: 590 (52.3%)
Zip code: 48041
Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $41,705
Median house value: $119,200
Races in Memphis:
- White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
- American Indian (1.2%)
- Hispanic (1.2%)
- Two or more races (1.0%)
- Black (0.7%)
Ancestries: German (25.2%), Polish (16.8%), Irish (14.3%), French (10.3%), English (9.3%), Italian (8.1%).
Elevation: 760 feet
Land area: 1.1 square miles
Memphis, Michigan is located in St. Clair County, Michigan and is home to a population of 5,926 according to the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The median age of the population is 40 years old with a median household income of $56,750. The racial makeup of Memphis is 94% white (non-Hispanic), 4% African American, and 2% Hispanic or Latino. The majority of the population identifies as Christian (53%), with 24% identifying as Catholic and 13% identifying as Protestant. There are also small populations of people who identify as Jewish (2%), Muslim (1%), Buddhist (0.3%) and Hindu (0.2%).
The city has a low unemployment rate at 3%, which is slightly lower than the national average at 3.7%. Over 90% of Memphis residents are employed either full-time or part-time in various industries such as healthcare, retail, education, construction and manufacturing. In addition to this, there are many small businesses in the area that provide jobs for locals such as restaurants, shops and other services. In terms of education level attainment, over 90% have obtained a high school diploma or higher while nearly 20% have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
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%
- Unemployed: 4.3%
- 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%
- Separated: 1.1%
- Widowed: 10.0%
- Divorced: 11.7%
1.6% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-6.7%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Memphis:
- CRITTENTON HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; COLUMBUS, MI)
- HARBOR OAKS HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; NEW BALTIMORE, MI)
- ST JOHN RIVER DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; EAST CHINA, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Memphis:
- DETROIT CITY (about 38 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: DET)
- OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 48 miles; PONTIAC, MI; Abbreviation: PTK)
- DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 63 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: DTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Memphis:
- RASOR (about 11 miles; AVOCA, MI; Abbreviation: 39G)
- TACKABERRY (about 12 miles; AVOCA, MI; Abbreviation: 07D)
- JOHNSON FIELD (about 14 miles; SMITHS CREEK, MI; Abbreviation: 11G)
Colleges and Universities
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; Full-time enrollment: 11,057)
- OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,424)
- UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 34 miles; TROY, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
- OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 39 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,634)
- MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; DETROIT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,301)
- UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 42 miles; DETROIT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,119)
Public high school in Memphis:
- MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 34130 BORDMAN ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/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)