Chidester, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Chidester, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Chidester had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2016. Chidester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Chidester is located at latitude 33.7015 and longitude -93.0239 in Ouachita County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chidester (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ouachita County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 236 feet.

The City of Chidester (GNIS ID: 2404046) 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 Chidester is located within Township of Red Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chidester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 286
Population in Households 283
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 142
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $135,000
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,430
Average Household Income $53,649
Per Capita Income $23,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.42%
Households 0.11% -0.28%
Families 2.71% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Chidester, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chidester 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 # 380 30th
Population Density1 # 522 4th
Diversity Index2 # 99 82nd
Median Household Income # 283 48th
Per Capita Income # 87 84th

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