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The City of Gurdon had a population of 2,089 as of July 1, 2017. 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 33.9149 and longitude -93.1552 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gurdon (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2403775) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gurdon 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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Gurdon, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,089
Daytime Population: Workers 392
Daytime Population: Residents 1,211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,603
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,089
Population in Familes 1,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 847
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $34,211
Average Household Income $48,015
Per Capita Income $19,783


Total Housing Units 1,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 542 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $71,398
Average Home Value $94,696


Total Households 832
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 544
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 -0.79% -0.49%
Households -0.69% -0.44%
Families -0.67% -0.63%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Gurdon, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gurdon 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 # 145 73rd
Population Density # 109 80th
Diversity Index # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 366 32nd
Per Capita Income # 332 39th

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