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The City of Gurdon had a population of 1,868 as of July 1, 2022. Gurdon 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 Gurdon is located at latitude 33.9209 and longitude -93.1541 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gurdon encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Gurdon 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 Gurdon is located within Township of Caddo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clark County.

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Gurdon, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,868 (100%)
Population in Households 1,868 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,491 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 770
Diversity Index2 71


Median Household Income $51,862
Average Household Income $64,589
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $26,496
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $88,529
Average Home Value $122,006
Housing Affordability Index3 286


Total Households 733
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 465
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.67% -0.29%
Households -0.78% -0.19%
Families   -0.30%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%

Gurdon, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gurdon to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 151 76th
Population Density # 106 83rd
Median Household Income # 208 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 534 85th
Per Capita Income # 320 49th
Diversity Index # 18 97th

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