Diamond City, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Diamond City, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Diamond City had a population of 909 as of July 1, 2020. Diamond City ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Diamond City is located at latitude 36.4645 and longitude -92.9202 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Diamond City encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 804 feet.

The City of Diamond City (GNIS ID: 2404224) 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 Diamond City is located within Township of Sugar Loaf, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.


Diamond City, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 909 (100%)
Population in Households 909 (100.0%)
Population in Families 694 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 323
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $33,713
Average Household Income $45,288
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,030
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 341 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (32.0%)
Median Home Value $85,742
Average Home Value $112,170
Housing Affordability Index3 233


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 266
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.48% 0.95%
Households 1.59% 0.98%
Families 1.34% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.92%


Diamond City, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Diamond City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 220 59th
Population Density # 332 39th
Median Household Income # 432 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 246 46th
Per Capita Income # 280 48th
Diversity Index # 406 25th

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