Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 72476: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Acceptable Alternative
Williams Baptist College, AR 72476
Wms College, AR 72476

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 377
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,740
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 64
  • County: Lawrence County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.091, Longitude -90.96
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 72476 has segments in 4 Counties (Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Randolph).

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Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,293
Population in Households 6,680
Population in Familes 5,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 613
Population Density1 34
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,818
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,721 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,097 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $67,998
Average Home Value $85,503


Median Household Income $33,076
Average Household Income $43,155
Per Capita Income $18,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.23%
Households -0.29% -0.26%
Families -0.59% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 72476 to the other 574 ZIP Codes 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 # 113 80th
Population Density1 # 231 60th
Diversity Index2 # 507 12th
Median Household Income # 404 30th
Per Capita Income # 437 24th

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