Craighead County AR Information


Craighead County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 108,465
Population in Households 104,677
Population in Familes 83,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,788
Population Density1 153
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 42,021
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 27,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 45,881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,394 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,627 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,860 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $125,167
Average Home Value $162,152


Median Household Income $41,958
Average Household Income $61,005
Per Capita Income $24,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.9% 1.74%
Households 1.93% 1.8%
Families 1.65% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.


Craighead County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Craighead County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents 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 # 7 92nd
Population Density1 # 7 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 37 52nd
Median Household Income # 9 89th
Per Capita Income # 7 92nd

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