This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, West Memphis has a very low population density. West Memphis is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about West Memphis, AR, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in West Memphis, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. West Memphis has a population density of 1,027, with 27,211 current residents.
Out of the 27,211 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.
- 58% Sun
- 51% Rain
- 3% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 35 years Median home age
- $71,180 Median home price
- -15.71% Home appreciation rate
- 5.87% Annual property tax
As for living in West Memphis, the air quality is 26% and the weather, on average, is 58% sunny, 51% rainy, and 3% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in West Memphis, you should know that 49.4% of homes are owned while 39.5% of homes are rented, and 11.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $71,180, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is -15.71% and the annual property tax is 5.87%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of West Memphis, it’s important to determine the crime rate. West Memphis’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in West Memphis is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.59% Democratic, 41.91% Republican, and 1.51% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
69%High school diploma
3%Some college or associates degree
4%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at West Memphis, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.80% of residents are unemployed in West Memphis (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed West Memphis residents: 9.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 14.02% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.1% are in the customer service field, 28% are in the sales field, 0.78% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 20.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 69.07%, 3.37% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.90% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.90% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in West Memphis, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of West Memphis have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.