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Eureka Springs, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Eureka Springs had a population of 2,043 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Eureka Springs is located at latitude 36.4012 and longitude -93.738 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eureka Springs encompass a land area of 6.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Eureka Springs (GNIS ID: 2403579) 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 Eureka Springs is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.


Eureka Springs, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,043 (100%)
Population in Households 2,005 (98.1%)
Population in Families 1,281 (62.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 38 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 302
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $36,078
Average Household Income $48,351
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $25,076
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 767 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $171,164
Average Home Value $195,964
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 1,073
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 503
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 -0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.01% 0.07%
Families 0.06% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   0.1%


Eureka Springs, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eureka Springs 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 # 149 73rd
Population Density # 346 36th
Median Household Income # 384 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 90 17th
Per Capita Income # 158 71st
Diversity Index # 265 51st

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