Ward, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ward, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Ward had a population of 4,322 as of July 1, 2015. Ward ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ward is located at latitude 35.013 and longitude -91.9574 in Lonoke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ward (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lonoke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The City of Ward 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ward population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Ward, AR Boundary Map

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Ward, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,322
Population in Households 4,322
Population in Familes 3,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,043
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,619
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,200
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 577 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $121,565
Average Home Value $134,093
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,949
Average Household Income $52,371
Per Capita Income $19,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.24%
Households 1.31% 1.3%
Families 1.5% 1.16%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

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Ward, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ward to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 75 86th
Population Density1 # 62 89th
Diversity Index2 # 339 37th
Median Household Income # 114 79th
Per Capita Income # 246 55th

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