Bragging Rights

Metropolitan Memphis

Greater Memphis is a leading metropolitan area.

  • Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee, 3rd largest city in the Southeast and 24th largest city in the U.S. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 Estimates)
  • The City of Memphis has a larger population than the following cities:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • St. Louis, MO
    • Nashville, TN
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Portland, OR
  • Memphis’ 9-county metro area is the 42nd largest metro in the U.S. with a population of over 1.3 million (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 Estimates)
  • In 2015, Memphis’ Gross Metro Product (GMP), a measure of all economic activity, was larger than 10 states’ Gross State Product (GSP) and is ranked 47th out of 383 metro areas.  The GMP for 2015 was over $71.2 billion.  (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)