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The Town of Emerson had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 33.0976 and longitude -93.1929 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Emerson encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Town of Emerson 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 Town of Emerson is located within Township of Emerson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

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


Total Population 286 (100%)
Population in Households 286 (100.0%)
Population in Families 238 (83.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 289
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $32,994
Average Household Income $54,280
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $23,119
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $71,250
Average Home Value $102,957
Housing Affordability Index3 238


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 73
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 -1.07% -0.64%
Households -1.22% -0.38%
Families   -0.55%
Median Household Income   4.63%
Per Capita Income   4.16%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.43%

Emerson, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson 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 # 371 41st
Population Density # 323 48th
Median Household Income # 555 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 459 73rd
Per Capita Income # 480 23rd
Diversity Index # 163 74th

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