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McRae, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of McRae had a population of 714 as of July 1, 2016. McRae 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 McRae is located at latitude 35.1137 and longitude -91.8262 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of McRae (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 230 feet.

The City of McRae (GNIS ID: 2405055) 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 McRae is located within Township of McRae, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

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


Total Population 714
Population in Households 714
Population in Familes 592
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,026
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 299
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $66,912
Average Home Value $79,592


Median Household Income $27,698
Average Household Income $36,820
Per Capita Income $14,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.58%
Households 0.6% 0.4%
Families 1.93% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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.

McRae, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McRae 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 # 252 54th
Population Density1 # 67 88th
Diversity Index2 # 271 50th
Median Household Income # 483 11th
Per Capita Income # 519 4th

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