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Fairfield Bay, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield Bay had a population of 2,344 as of July 1, 2016. Fairfield Bay ranks in the lower 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 Fairfield Bay is located at latitude 35.6011 and longitude -92.2662 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fairfield Bay are located in Van Buren County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cleburne County.

The City of Fairfield Bay (GNIS ID: 2403589) 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 Fairfield Bay is located within Township of Indian Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

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


Total Population 2,344
Population in Households 2,331
Population in Familes 1,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 154
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,273
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 747
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,018 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 947 (42.7%)
Median Home Value $104,024
Average Home Value $132,252


Median Household Income $34,189
Average Household Income $44,010
Per Capita Income $22,527
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.09%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 0.75% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Fairfield Bay, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield Bay 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 # 130 76th
Population Density1 # 446 18th
Diversity Index2 # 469 14th
Median Household Income # 337 38th
Per Capita Income # 133 76th

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