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The Town of Reed had a population of 143 as of July 1, 2016. Reed ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Reed is located at latitude 33.7019 and longitude -91.4461 in Desha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Reed (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Desha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Reed (GNIS ID: 2407192) 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 Reed is located within Township of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Desha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Reed population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 143
Population in Households 140
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 770
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $76,316


Median Household Income $35,687
Average Household Income $44,134
Per Capita Income $19,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.28% -1.14%
Households -1.27% -1.02%
Families -1.24% -1.11%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Reed, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reed 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 # 461 15th
Population Density1 # 132 76th
Diversity Index2 # 92 83rd
Median Household Income # 301 44th
Per Capita Income # 321 41st

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