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The City of Fordyce had a population of 3,903 as of July 1, 2017. Fordyce ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Fordyce is located at latitude 33.8181 and longitude -92.4176 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fordyce (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The City of Fordyce (GNIS ID: 2403630) 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 Fordyce is located within Township of Fordyce, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

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


Total Population 3,903
Daytime Population: Workers 3,081
Daytime Population: Residents 2,210
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 3,551
Population in Familes 2,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 352
Population Density2 577
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $32,519
Average Household Income $50,914
Per Capita Income $21,254


Total Housing Units 1,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 865 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 617 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $62,994
Average Home Value $74,306


Total Households 1,482
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 962
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 -1.33% -1.64%
Households -1.29% -1.7%
Families -1.46% -1.81%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Fordyce, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fordyce 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 # 81 85th
Population Density # 213 61st
Diversity Index # 50 91st
Median Household Income # 405 25th
Per Capita Income # 231 57th

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