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Ward, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Ward is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lonoke County at latitude 35.013 and longitude -91.9574. Lonoke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ward, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ward, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ward indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Ward, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,352
Population in Households 4,352
Population in Familes 3,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,050
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,629
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,054 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 575 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $123,804
Average Home Value $132,234


Median Household Income $43,853
Average Household Income $53,118
Per Capita Income $19,707
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 1.5%
Households 1.77% 1.58%
Families 2.09% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 61 89th
Diversity Index2 # 338 38th
Median Household Income # 103 81st
Per Capita Income # 227 58th

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