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The Town of Black Oak had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Black Oak is located at latitude 35.839 and longitude -90.3682 in Craighead County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Black Oak encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Town of Black Oak 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 Black Oak is located within Township of Black Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craighead County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black Oak: Dwight.

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


Total Population 243 (100%)
Population in Households 243 (100.0%)
Population in Families 206 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 581
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $50,825
Average Household Income $83,477
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $31,587
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $134,375
Average Home Value $146,032
Housing Affordability Index3 195


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 71
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 1.89% 1.13%
Households 1.89% 1.01%
Families   0.83%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   4.54%
Owner Occupied HU   1.56%

Black Oak, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Oak 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 # 400 36th
Population Density # 170 73rd
Median Household Income # 228 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 354 57th
Per Capita Income # 139 78th
Diversity Index # 427 32nd

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