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Cave City, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Cave City had a population of 1,978 as of July 1, 2016. Cave City 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 Cave City is located at latitude 35.9484 and longitude -91.5473 in Sharp County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sharp County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Cave City are located in Sharp County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Independence County.

The City of Cave City (GNIS ID: 2404007) 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 Cave City is located within Township of Cave, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sharp County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cave City 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 Cave City: Loyal.

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


Total Population 1,978
Population in Households 1,929
Population in Familes 1,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 760
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 773
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 454 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 320 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $73,786
Average Home Value $99,559


Median Household Income $27,888
Average Household Income $35,188
Per Capita Income $14,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.27%
Households 0.46% 0.21%
Families 0.66% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Cave City, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave City 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 # 151 72nd
Population Density1 # 134 75th
Diversity Index2 # 397 27th
Median Household Income # 476 12th
Per Capita Income # 515 5th

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