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Gentry, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gentry had a population of 3,530 as of July 1, 2017. Gentry ranks in the upper 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 Gentry is located at latitude 36.2585 and longitude -94.4905 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gentry (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Gentry (GNIS ID: 2403688) 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 Gentry is located within Township 12, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gentry 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 Gentry: Gentry City, Gentryville, Orchard.

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


Total Population 3,530
Daytime Population: Workers 1,192
Daytime Population: Residents 1,894
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 3,529
Population in Familes 2,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 831
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $36,633
Average Household Income $49,953
Per Capita Income $18,499


Total Housing Units 1,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 780 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $139,891
Average Home Value $159,135


Total Households 1,292
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 932
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 1.55% 1.95%
Households 1.58% 1.99%
Families 1.53% 1.9%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Gentry, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gentry 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 # 89 84th
Population Density # 113 79th
Diversity Index # 102 81st
Median Household Income # 298 45th
Per Capita Income # 409 24th

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