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Big Flat, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Flat is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Baxter County at latitude 36.0067 and longitude -92.4108. Baxter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Big Flat, but most people and references simply refer to it as Big Flat, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Big Flat indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Flat (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Flat: Big Yellow Flat, Bigflat.

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Big Flat, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 102
Population in Households 102
Population in Familes 83
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 95
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 42
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $145,000


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $42,757
Per Capita Income $20,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.68% -0.4%
Households -0.55% -0.48%
Families 1.7% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Big Flat, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Flat to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 497 9th
Population Density1 # 503 7th
Diversity Index2 # 449 17th
Median Household Income # 296 44th
Per Capita Income # 211 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.