THE CITY OF MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Memphis is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the southwest corner of Tennessee. Memphis is the State’s largest city and the county seat of Shelby County. The corporate limits contain 343 square miles, representing 45 percent of the total land area of Shelby County. Memphis ranks as the 18th largest city in the nation. The 2005 population was 646,356 according to the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
Source: City of Memphis – Operating Budget 2009