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Bay, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bay had a population of 1,949 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Bay is located at latitude 35.7461 and longitude -90.5521 in Craighead County. 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. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The City of Bay (GNIS ID: 2403823) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Bay, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,949
Population in Households 1,949
Population in Familes 1,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 590
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 788
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 552
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 319 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $92,940
Average Home Value $111,887


Median Household Income $38,239
Average Household Income $48,621
Per Capita Income $19,306
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.9%
Households 1.57% 1.83%
Families 1.59% 1.65%
Median Household Income   4.85%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 215 60th
Diversity Index2 # 389 29th
Median Household Income # 199 63rd
Per Capita Income # 261 52nd

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