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Emerson, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Emerson had a population of 373 as of July 1, 2016. Emerson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 33.0973 and longitude -93.1959 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Town of Emerson (GNIS ID: 2406449) 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 Town of Emerson is located within Township of Emerson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emerson 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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Emerson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 373
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 305
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 376
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $71,000
Average Home Value $113,861


Median Household Income $47,439
Average Household Income $56,080
Per Capita Income $22,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% -0.11%
Households 0.0% -0.15%
Families -1.02% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.

Emerson, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson 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 # 349 35th
Population Density1 # 310 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 120 78th
Median Household Income # 90 84th
Per Capita Income # 146 73rd

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