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Bay, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bay had a population of 1,971 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Bay is located at latitude 35.7461 and longitude -90.5521 in Craighead County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The City of Bay (GNIS ID: 2403823) 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 Bay is located within Township of Maumelle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craighead County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay: Big Bay, Big Bay Siding Station.

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Bay, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,971
Population in Households 1,971
Population in Familes 1,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 594
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $39,781
Average Household Income $49,084
Per Capita Income $19,511


Total Housing Units 855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $81,336
Average Home Value $103,667


Total Households 799
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 555
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.1% 1.2%
Households 1.17% 1.2%
Families 1.08% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Bay, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 72nd
Population Density # 204 62nd
Diversity Index # 367 32nd
Median Household Income # 247 54th
Per Capita Income # 394 27th

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