Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 38109

Primary City:Memphis, TN (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: McKeller
County: Shelby County
Timezone: Central (3:40am)
Area code: 901 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.1, -90.2
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 38109

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 38109. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 38109. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 38109, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Memphis, TN
Unacceptable:
Mem, Mphs

Stats and Demographics for the 38109 ZIP Code

ZIP code 38109 is located in southwest Tennessee and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 38109 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 38109 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 46,594
Population Density 692 people per sq mi
Housing Units 18,891
Median Home Value $67,000
Land Area 67.31 sq mi
Water Area 2.79 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,635
Median Household Income $31,067

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6371,5571,7981,9991,4181,1821,1701,1811,1581,3211,5031,3821,2561,006680422260209
Female1,5941,5891,7512,0441,5101,3571,4031,3591,5161,6131,9091,8411,7551,4401,043774521436
Total3,2313,1463,5494,0432,9282,5392,5732,5402,6742,9343,4123,2233,0112,4461,7231,196781645

Gender

 Male 21,139 45%
 Female 25,455 55%
Gender

Race

 White 860 1.8%
 Black Or African American 45,010 96.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 98 0.2%
 Asian 25 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 256 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 344 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner865521,1772,1513,0072,5301,269356
Renter3841,1921,2281,15181646520764
Total4701,7442,4053,3023,8232,9951,476420

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,337 26%
 Single Guardian 7,455 45%
 Singles 4,260 26%
 Singles With Roommate 583 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 10,699 64%
 Households with Kids 5,936 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male354363310306292314297311343361345378359355417383460388351326
Female321322328323319301324312333355377348360311394444419412375343
Total675685638629611615621623676716722726719666811827879800726669

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 38109 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 38109 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1950s. Looking at 38109 real estate data, the median home value of $67,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 38109 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 38109 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 38109 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 46,434 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 116 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 44 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,290 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,838 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,507 29%
 Households Vacant 2,256 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 891 39.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 32 1.4%
 For Sale Only 172 7.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 38 1.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 13 0.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,110 49.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 93 2%
 1 Bedroom 644 11%
 2 Bedroom 1,597 28%
 3+ Bedroom 3,270 58%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $31,067 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 38109 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 38109 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 38109 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,181 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,125 25%
 No Earnings 17,507 48%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,181 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,125 25%
 No Earnings 17,507 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,519 93.2%
 Public transportation 522 3.4%
 Taxicab 13 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 308 2.0%
 Worked at Home 220 1.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 3,443 26.2%
 High School Graduate 8,046 61.3%
 Associate's degree 641 4.9%
 Bachelor's degree 723 5.5%
 Master's degree 189 1.4%
 Professional school degree 80 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 10,053 87.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 481 4.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 973 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 38109

ZIP Code 38109 is in the Memphis School District. There are 21 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 38109.

Freedom Preparatory Academy
5132 Jonetta Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Memphis School District
Coro Lake Elementary
1560 Drew Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Double Tree Elementary
4560 Double Tree
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Fairley Elementary
4950 Fairley Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Ford Road Elementary
3336 Ford Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Geeter Middle School
4649 Horn Lake Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Levi Elementary
135 West Levi Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Manor Lake Elementary
4900 Horn Lake Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Raineshaven Elementary
430 Ivan Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Riverview Elementary
260 Joubert
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Riverview Middle School
241 Majuba
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Westhaven Elementary
4585 Hodge Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Westwood Elementary
778 Parkrose Av
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Whites Chapel Elementary
3966 Sewanee Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
John P. Freeman Optional School
5250 Tulane Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Memphis School District
Carver High School
1591 Pennsylvania
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Memphis School District
Chickasaw Middle School
4060 Westmont Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Memphis School District
Fairley High School
4950 Fairley Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Memphis School District
Mitchell High School
658 Mitchell Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Memphis School District
Westwood High School
4480 Westmont St
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Memphis School District
Southwest Career and Technical School
3746 Horn Lake Rd
Memphis, TN 38109
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Memphis School District

Nearby ZIP Codes