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
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Shelby
Founded May 22, 1819
Incorporated December 19, 1826
Named for Memphis, Egypt
Government
 • Mayor Jim Strickland (D)
Area
 • City 324.0 sq mi (839.2 km2)
 • Land 315.1 sq mi (816.0 km2)
 • Water 9.0 sq mi (23.2 km2)
Elevation
337 ft (103 m)
Population 
 • City 646,889
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
652,236
 • Rank US: 25th
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
 • Urban
1,060,061 (US: 41st)
 • Metro
1,348,260 (US: 42nd)
 • Demonym
Memphian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
Zip codes[3][show]
Area code 901
FIPS code 47-48000[4]
Interstates I-22.svg I-40.svg I-55.svg I-69.svg
Interstate Spurs I-240.svg I-269.svg I-555.svg
U.S. Routes US 51.svg US 61.svg US 64.svg US 70.svg US 72.svg US 78.svg US 79.svg
Major State Routes Tennessee 385.svg
Waterways Mississippi RiverWolf River
Public transit MATA
Website City of Memphis