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The City of Sulphur Springs had a population of 649 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Sulphur Springs is located at latitude 36.4834 and longitude -94.4585 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sulphur Springs encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The City of Sulphur Springs 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 Sulphur Springs is located within Township 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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Sulphur Springs, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 649 (100%)
Population in Households 649 (100.0%)
Population in Families 545 (84.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 644
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $50,813
Average Household Income $69,066
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $25,713
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $146,429
Average Home Value $178,571
Housing Affordability Index3 225


Total Households 262
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.06% 2.04%
Households 2.16% 2.05%
Families 2.72% 1.94%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   2.24%

Sulphur Springs, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur Springs to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 260 52nd
Population Density # 172 68th
Median Household Income # 139 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 246 46th
Per Capita Income # 171 69th
Diversity Index # 206 62nd

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