Memphis metropolitan area
Common name: The Mid-South, Tri-State
|Largest city||Memphis, Tennessee|
|Other cities||Southaven, Mississippi
West Memphis, Arkansas
|Population||Ranked 41st in the U.S.|
|– Total||1,305,946 (2009 est.)|
|– Density||426.7/sq. mi.
|Area||3013 sq. mi.
|– Highest point||feet ( m)|
|– Lowest point||feet ( m)|
The Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, TN-MS-AR (MSA), the commercial and cultural hub of The Mid-South, is the 41st largest among similarly designated areas in the United States. The metropolitan area covers nine counties in three states – Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. As of census 2010 the MSA had a population of 1,324,108 . The Forrest City Micropolitan area was added to the Memphis area in 2012 to form the Memphis-Forrest City Combined Statistical area and had a population of 1,369,548 according to the census estimates.
Metro Memphis Counties By State 
Cities and towns 
Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants 
- Memphis, Tennessee (Principal City)
Places with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants 
Places with 25,000 to 50,000 inhabitants 
- Collierville, Tennessee
- Germantown, Tennessee
- Olive Branch, Mississippi
- Southaven, Mississippi
- West Memphis, Arkansas
Places with 5,000 to 25,000 inhabitants 
- Covington, Tennessee
- Hernando, Mississippi
- Holly Springs, Mississippi
- Horn Lake, Mississippi
- Lakeland, Tennessee
- Marion, Arkansas
- Millington, Tennessee
- Senatobia, Mississippi
Places with 500 to 5,000 inhabitants 
Places with fewer than 500 inhabitants 
Unincorporated places 
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,324,108 people residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 46.2% White, 45.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 2% from two or more races and Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5% of the population. Memphis is on the verge of becoming the first metropolitan area in the United States with over a million people to have a majority African American population. The Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area is also on the verge but only has around half a million people.
See also 
- Tennessee census statistical areas
- Mississippi census statistical areas
- Arkansas census statistical areas
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- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2010 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. US Census Bureau, Population Division. March 23, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.