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Elaine, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Elaine had a population of 630 as of July 1, 2016. Elaine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Elaine is located at latitude 34.3086 and longitude -90.8533 in Phillips County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elaine (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Phillips County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Elaine (GNIS ID: 2403548) 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 Elaine is located within Township of Tappan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Phillips County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elaine 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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Elaine, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 630
Population in Households 630
Population in Familes 518
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,241
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 247
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $40,753
Average Home Value $57,563


Median Household Income $24,347
Average Household Income $36,921
Per Capita Income $14,771
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.22%
Households 0.13% -0.08%
Families -0.3% -0.25%
Median Household Income   -0.63%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

Elaine, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elaine 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 # 268 51st
Population Density1 # 38 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 69 87th
Median Household Income # 513 5th
Per Capita Income # 508 6th

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