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The population of Memphis was:
1820 - 364
1830 - 663
1840 - 1,799
1850 - 8,841
1860 - 22,623
1870 - 40,226
1880 - 33,592
1890 - 64,495
1900 - 102,320
1910 - 131,105
1920 - 162,351
1930 - 253,140
1940 - 292,942
1950 - 396,000
1960 - 497,524
1970 - 623,530
1980 - 646,356
1990 - 610,337
2000 - 650,100
Information is from the 1990 and 2000 US Census data and from the Memphis Shelby County Public Library. Memphis is in the Central Standard time zone.

Here are some interesting facts about Memphis:

The only five-time winner of the nation's cleanest city award.
Memphis has the world's largest artesian well water system
Volney, the lion who roared at the beginning of all the old MGM movies, lived at the Memphis Zoo until his death in 1944
The Memphis Musician's Union, founded in 1873, is the oldest musicians union in the country.

Memphis is home to: The first Greyhound and Continental Trailways bus lines
FedEx, the world's largest overnight package delivery company
The first Welcome Wagon, founded here in 1928
Cleo Wrap, the world's largest manufacturer of Christmas wrapping paper

Memphis is the hardwood capital of the world

Some of Memphis' celebrities include: Kathy Bates, Cybill Shepherd, Michael Jeter, Tim McCarver, Dixie Carter, Rick Dees, Wink Martindale, Peter Taylor, Morgan Freeman, George Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, Pat Kerr, Dana Buchman and Shelby Foote.

Memphis has one of the top urban park systems in the nation covering 7,000 acres

The Memphis Zoo was founded in 1905 when Natch, a black bear mascot for a Memphis baseball team, was kept chained to a tree in Overton Park.

The Memphis Belle, a B-17 bomber, became the first B-17 to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the U.S. under its own power. It was the subject of the feature film, Memphis Belle.

Memphis is the pork barbecue capital of the world.

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