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West Memphis is a city in Crittenden County, in the Memphis metro area.

So named in the hope of attracting foreign investors who paid high prices for lumber in the Memphis market

The latitude of West Memphis is 35.146N. The longitude is -90.184W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 210 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,014.


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Median household income
Local
$27,399
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Memphis demographic reports
West Memphis is on the Mississippi River
Founded as a logging camp around 1910
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "The Firm"
Well-known residents have included:
· Junior Parker, blues musician
Local festivals include:
  • Gumbo Fest - April 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Memphis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Colleges and universities: Mid-South Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Memphis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crittenden County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of West Memphis residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Memphis ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Memphis was $13,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of West Memphis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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West Memphis festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Memphis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $692.


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Libraries

Libraries in West Memphis include West Memphis Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Crittenden County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Memphis political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for West Memphis workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Memphis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in West Memphis include Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn West Memphis, Holiday Inn Hotels, Howard Johnson Express Inn West Memphis, Motel 6 West Memphis, Quality Inn, Ramada, Red Roof, Super 8 Motel - West Memphis.

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