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Oppelo, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Oppelo had a population of 784 as of July 1, 2016. Oppelo ranks in the lower 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 Oppelo is located at latitude 35.1006 and longitude -92.7736 in Conway County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oppelo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Conway County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The City of Oppelo (GNIS ID: 2404438) 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 Oppelo is located within Township of Bentley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Conway County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oppelo: Oppello.

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


Total Population 784
Population in Households 784
Population in Familes 680
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 209
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $94,444
Average Home Value $121,987


Median Household Income $48,489
Average Household Income $63,252
Per Capita Income $23,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.1%
Households 0.06% -0.07%
Families -0.38% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

Oppelo, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oppelo 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 # 237 56th
Population Density1 # 341 37th
Diversity Index2 # 415 23rd
Median Household Income # 81 85th
Per Capita Income # 93 83rd

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