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Stephens, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Stephens had a population of 991 as of July 1, 2015. Stephens ranks in 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 Stephens is located at latitude 33.4209 and longitude -93.0696 in Ouachita County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stephens (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ouachita County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Stephens (GNIS ID: 2405528) 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 Stephens is located within Township of Smackover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita County.

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

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


Total Population 991
Population in Households 991
Population in Familes 797
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 363
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $39,891
Average Home Value $49,829


Median Household Income $33,601
Average Household Income $45,208
Per Capita Income $19,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.05% 0.48%
Households 2.37% 0.65%
Families 2.08% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Stephens, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stephens 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 # 211 61st
Population Density1 # 314 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 93 83rd
Median Household Income # 323 40th
Per Capita Income # 234 57th

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