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Black Oak, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Black Oak had a population of 281 as of July 1, 2016. Black Oak 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 Black Oak is located at latitude 35.8366 and longitude -90.3677 in Craighead County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Black Oak (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Town of Black Oak (GNIS ID: 2405273) 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 Black Oak is located within Township of Black Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craighead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black Oak 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 Black Oak: Dwight.

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


Total Population 281
Population in Households 281
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $70,122
Average Home Value $91,667


Median Household Income $46,205
Average Household Income $49,726
Per Capita Income $19,890
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 1.18%
Households 1.22% 1.24%
Families 1.02% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

Black Oak, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Oak 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 # 382 30th
Population Density1 # 192 65th
Diversity Index2 # 414 24th
Median Household Income # 101 81st
Per Capita Income # 271 50th

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