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Patterson, Arkansas - Basic Facts

Patterson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Patterson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Woodruff County at latitude 35.2568 and longitude -91.2351. Woodruff County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 200 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Patterson (see map) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Patterson: Jelks, Martin Junction.

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Patterson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 509
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $63,846
Average Home Value $66,418


Median Household Income $30,799
Average Household Income $52,812
Per Capita Income $21,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.83% 1.11%
Households 3.03% 1.3%
Families 2.39% 1.15%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


Patterson, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Patterson to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 301 45th
Population Density1 # 256 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 191 65th
Median Household Income # 407 25th
Per Capita Income # 121 78th

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