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Hughes, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Hughes had a population of 1,584 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Hughes is located at latitude 34.9497 and longitude -90.4688 in St. Francis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hughes (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. St. Francis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Hughes (GNIS ID: 2404739) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hughes 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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Hughes, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,584
Population in Households 1,583
Population in Familes 1,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 738
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 657
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 380 (51.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $105,455
Average Home Value $279,676


Median Household Income $28,212
Average Household Income $35,714
Per Capita Income $14,698
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.15%
Households 2.04% 1.28%
Families 2.0% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

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Hughes, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hughes 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 # 168 69th
Population Density1 # 143 74th
Diversity Index2 # 181 67th
Median Household Income # 472 13th
Per Capita Income # 502 7th

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