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Black Oak, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Black Oak had a population of 308 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black Oak: Dwight.

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Black Oak, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 308
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 164
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 308
Population in Familes 265
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 688
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $46,441
Average Household Income $49,327
Per Capita Income $19,965


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $77,717
Average Home Value $105,412


Total Households 121
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.26% 2.18%
Households 2.38% 2.21%
Families 2.2% 2.15%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2017 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 # 369 32nd
Population Density # 164 70th
Diversity Index # 407 25th
Median Household Income # 102 81st
Per Capita Income # 323 40th

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