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Rison, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Rison is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cleveland County at latitude 33.9593 and longitude -92.1933. Cleveland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Rison 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 City of Rison (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,342
Population in Households 1,301
Population in Familes 1,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 512
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 492
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 370
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $83,738
Average Home Value $106,196


Median Household Income $43,347
Average Household Income $54,235
Per Capita Income $20,352
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% -0.15%
Households 0.1% -0.12%
Families 1.05% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Rison, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rison 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 # 181 67th
Population Density1 # 237 56th
Diversity Index2 # 188 65th
Median Household Income # 108 80th
Per Capita Income # 202 63rd

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