Lafayette County AR Information


Lafayette County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,408
Population in Households 7,297
Population in Familes 5,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 3,079
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,045
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,256 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,274 (29.3%)
Median Home Value $55,234
Average Home Value $83,666


Median Household Income $29,941
Average Household Income $45,275
Per Capita Income $19,104
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.41%
Households -0.36% -0.32%
Families -0.63% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.


Lafayette County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lafayette 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 # 73 4th
Population Density1 # 66 13th
Diversity Index2 # 25 68th
Median Household Income # 69 9th
Per Capita Income # 53 31st

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