Widener, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Widener, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Widener had a population of 273 as of July 1, 2017. Widener 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 Widener is located at latitude 35.0221 and longitude -90.6814 in St. Francis County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Widener (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Francis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Town of Widener (GNIS ID: 2406885) 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 Town of Widener is located within Township of Griggs, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Francis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Widener population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Widener: Mead, Wideners, Widners.

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Widener, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 273
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 144
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 158
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 273
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 546
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $29,277
Average Household Income $40,418
Per Capita Income $16,885


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $41,111
Average Home Value $74,324


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.37%
Households 0.25% -0.37%
Families 0.0% -0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.08%

Widener, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Widener to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 382 30th
Population Density # 221 59th
Diversity Index # 30 95th
Median Household Income # 472 13th
Per Capita Income # 477 12th

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