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​1. United States Census Bureau, "Quick Facts Memphis City Tennessee" (2016) available at https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/memphiscitytennessee/SEX255216#viewtop
​2. The Urban Child Institute, "What Do We Know About the Children of Shelby County?" available at http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/resources/publications/good-start/children-of-shelby-county

For Women

Did you know, Many Memphis women and girls go without effective menstrual products -- monthly necessities -- because they can't afford them? They miss work; they miss school. Partner organization, Sister Supply aims to change that. Learn more and get involved.

For Teens

For Girls

Statistics Facing Women in the Greater Memphis Area


52.3% of our population is female.1


Within Shelby County, about 40% of women who gave birth within the past 12 months had less than or equal to a high school diploma. About a third had completed some college, and about 25% earned a bachelor's degree of higher. 2


42.2% of children under six are living with only a mother.2


Over the past few years, the teen birth rate has declined both in the state of Tennessee and in Shelby county, though it remains higher in Shelby County than in the state - and in the nation. 2