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Green Forest, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Green Forest had a population of 2,869 as of July 1, 2017. Green Forest 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 Green Forest is located at latitude 36.3344 and longitude -93.428 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Green Forest (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The City of Green Forest (GNIS ID: 2403736) 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 Green Forest is located within Township of Hickory, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Green Forest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,869
Daytime Population: Workers 2,305
Daytime Population: Residents 1,394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,699
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 2,869
Population in Familes 2,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,232
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $29,243
Average Household Income $42,300
Per Capita Income $14,969


Total Housing Units 1,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 578 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 443 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $88,493
Average Home Value $115,717


Total Households 1,021
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 698
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 0.53% 0.46%
Households 0.52% 0.47%
Families 0.73% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Green Forest, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Green Forest 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 # 110 80th
Population Density # 40 93rd
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 474 12th
Per Capita Income # 518 4th

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