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Heber Springs, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Heber Springs had a population of 7,217 as of July 1, 2017. Heber Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Heber Springs is located at latitude 35.5003 and longitude -92.034 in Cleburne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Heber Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleburne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 341 feet.

The City of Heber Springs (GNIS ID: 2404673) 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 Heber Springs is located within Township of Heber, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleburne County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Heber Springs: Sugar Loaf.

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Heber Springs, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,217
Daytime Population: Workers 4,627
Daytime Population: Residents 4,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 7,092
Population in Familes 5,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 843
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $38,503
Average Household Income $54,755
Per Capita Income $23,872


Total Housing Units 3,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,945 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,141 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 565 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $151,335
Average Home Value $185,777


Total Households 3,085
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,945
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 0.06% -0.19%
Households 0.04% -0.18%
Families 0.05% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Heber Springs, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heber Springs 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 # 50 91st
Population Density # 111 80th
Diversity Index # 344 36th
Median Household Income # 240 56th
Per Capita Income # 114 79th

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