Memphis, Tennessee
City of Memphis
From top to bottom and left to right: Downtown Memphis skyline, Beale Street, Graceland, Memphis Pyramid, Beale Street Landing, and the Hernando de Soto Bridge
From top to bottom and left to right: Downtown Memphis skyline, Beale StreetGracelandMemphis Pyramid, Beale Street Landing, and the Hernando de Soto Bridge
Flag of Memphis, Tennessee
Flag
Official seal of Memphis, Tennessee
Seal
Location of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee
Location of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee is located in the US
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 35°07′03″N 89°58′16″W
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyShelby
FoundedMay 22, 1819
IncorporatedDecember 19, 1826
Named forMemphis, Egypt
Government
 • MayorJim Strickland (D)
Area
 • City324.0 sq mi (839.2 km2)
 • Land315.1 sq mi (816.0 km2)
 • Water9.0 sq mi (23.2 km2)
Elevation
337 ft (103 m)
Population 
 • City646,889
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
652,236
 • RankUS: 25th
 • Density2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
 • Urban
1,060,061 (US: 41st)
 • Metro
1,348,260 (US: 42nd)
 • Demonym
Memphian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
Zip codes[3][show]
Area code901
FIPS code47-48000[4]
InterstatesI-22.svg I-40.svg I-55.svg I-69.svg
Interstate SpursI-240.svg I-269.svg I-555.svg
U.S. RoutesUS 51.svg US 61.svg US 64.svg US 70.svg US 72.svg US 78.svg US 79.svg
Major State RoutesTennessee 385.svg
WaterwaysMississippi RiverWolf River
Public transitMATA
WebsiteCity of Memphis