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Gosnell, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gosnell had a population of 3,273 as of July 1, 2016. Gosnell 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 Gosnell is located at latitude 35.9647 and longitude -89.9685 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gosnell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Gosnell (GNIS ID: 2403717) 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 Gosnell is located within Township of Bowen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mississippi County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gosnell 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 Gosnell: Gosnel.

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


Total Population 3,273
Population in Households 3,230
Population in Familes 2,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 1,930
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,157
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 869
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 498 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $78,258
Average Home Value $111,684


Median Household Income $37,931
Average Household Income $45,046
Per Capita Income $16,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.28% -1.04%
Households -1.08% -0.93%
Families -1.43% -1.01%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Gosnell, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gosnell 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 # 95 83rd
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 147 73rd
Median Household Income # 222 59th
Per Capita Income # 479 11th

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