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Bay, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bay is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Craighead County at latitude 35.7461 and longitude -90.5521. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Bay 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 Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay: Big Bay, Big Bay Siding Station.

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


Total Population 1,913
Population in Households 1,913
Population in Familes 1,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 579
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 774
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 546
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 466 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $112,848


Median Household Income $36,098
Average Household Income $44,065
Per Capita Income $17,511
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.43% 1.65%
Households 1.52% 1.65%
Families 1.71% 1.53%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.


Bay, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay 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 # 154 72nd
Population Density1 # 221 59th
Diversity Index2 # 374 30th
Median Household Income # 244 55th
Per Capita Income # 390 28th

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