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The Town of Reed had a population of 129 as of July 1, 2022. Reed ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Reed is located at latitude 33.7021 and longitude -91.4432 in Desha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Reed encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Desha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Reed 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 Reed is located within Township of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Desha County.

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


Total Population 129 (100%)
Population in Households 128 (99.2%)
Population in Families 99 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 636
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $61,095
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $24,569
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $73,333
Average Home Value $90,278
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 1.80
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 2.00
  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 -0.34% -1.11%
Households -1.82% -0.86%
Families   -1.40%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.88%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.77%

Reed, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reed 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 # 499 20th
Population Density # 150 76th
Median Household Income # 250 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 599 96th
Per Capita Income # 394 37th
Diversity Index # 45 93rd

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