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MEMPHIS

My hometown

The Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the 42nd largest in the United States, in 2003 the population was 1,239,337.Population density is 2,327.4 people per sq mile.

Black or African American: 62.6%White: 31.7% Hispanic: 5.0%Some other race: 2.7%Asian: 1.7%Two or more races: 1.2%Native American: 0.2%All information from Wikipedia.org

DEMOGRAPHICS

POVERTY: About 17.2% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line.CRIME: In 2005, Memphis was ranked the 4th most dangerous city.WEATHER: Memphis has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers.

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POPULATION

TOURISM and RECREATION: Beale Street, Museums, Graceland, The Memphis Zoo, Concerts, NBA Basketball "Grizzlies," and Liberty Bowl.CENTRALLY LOCATED: Memphis International Airport, hub for highways and railroads, Mississippi River.

ADVANTAGES

MEDICAL: Region medical center, St. Judes Cancer ResearchEDUCATION: University of Memphis, Univeristy of Tennessee Medical School, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, etc.

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