Hempstead County AR Information


Hempstead County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,727
Population in Households 22,426
Population in Familes 18,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 8,918
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 6,066
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,800 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,118 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,694 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $79,803
Average Home Value $107,711


Median Household Income $35,873
Average Household Income $47,052
Per Capita Income $18,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.02%
Households 0.14% 0.01%
Families -0.11% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Hempstead County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hempstead County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents 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 # 32 59th
Population Density1 # 33 57th
Diversity Index2 # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 41 47th
Per Capita Income # 59 23rd

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