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Memphis, Texas
—  City  —
Welcome to Memphis sign
Location of Memphis, Texas
Coordinates: 34°43′36″N 100°32′30″W / 34.72667°N 100.54167°W / 34.72667; -100.54167
Country United States
State Texas
County Hall
Area
 - Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 - Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,057 ft (627 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,479
 - Density 1,105.2/sq mi (426.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79245
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-47616[1]
GNIS feature ID 1362609[2]
Memphis incorporation sign

Memphis is a city in Hall County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,479. It is the county seat of Hall County.[3]

Memphis is the birthplace of former U.S. Representative Larry Combest, who represented the Lubbock-based district from 1985-2003.

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Geography

Memphis is located at 34°43′36″N 100°32′30″W / 34.72667°N 100.54167°W / 34.72667; -100.54167 (34.726716, -100.541560)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.

Downtown Memphis
Les Sims Memorial Park in Memphis

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,479 people, 1,024 households, and 660 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,105.2 people per square mile (427.3/km²). There were 1,245 housing units at an average density of 555.1/sq mi (214.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.40% White, 9.08% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 17.63% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.02% of the population.

There were 1,024 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,102, and the median income for a family was $27,367. Males had a median income of $24,620 versus $18,816 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,856. About 18.5% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Memphis is served by the Memphis Independent School District.

Notable residents

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