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Malvern, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Malvern had a population of 10,593 as of July 1, 2016. Malvern 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 Malvern is located at latitude 34.3696 and longitude -92.8198 in Hot Spring County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malvern (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Hot Spring County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 315 feet.

The City of Malvern (GNIS ID: 2405001) 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 City of Malvern is located within Township of Fenter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hot Spring County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Malvern 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 Malvern: Malvern Junction.

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


Total Population 10,593
Population in Households 9,445
Population in Familes 7,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,148
Population Density1 1,222
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 3,664
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,248
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,029 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,635 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 616 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $77,116
Average Home Value $92,980


Median Household Income $32,965
Average Household Income $45,279
Per Capita Income $19,128
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% -0.3%
Households -0.35% -0.25%
Families -0.54% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.46%
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.

Malvern, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malvern 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 # 38 93rd
Population Density1 # 40 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 101 81st
Median Household Income # 367 32nd
Per Capita Income # 327 40th

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