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Rison, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Rison had a population of 1,374 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rison is located at latitude 33.9593 and longitude -92.1933 in Cleveland County. 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. Cleveland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The City of Rison (GNIS ID: 2404622) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rison is located within Township of Rison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rison, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,374
Population in Households 1,333
Population in Familes 1,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 440
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 504
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 376
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $89,851
Average Home Value $119,398


Median Household Income $40,264
Average Household Income $53,793
Per Capita Income $20,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% -0.07%
Households 0.42% 0.04%
Families 0.92% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 265 51st
Diversity Index2 # 198 64th
Median Household Income # 160 70th
Per Capita Income # 225 59th

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