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Hot Springs, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Hot Springs had a population of 35,648 as of July 1, 2017. Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs is located at latitude 34.4892 and longitude -93.0493 in Garland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hot Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Garland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The City of Hot Springs (GNIS ID: 2404733) 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 Hot Springs is located within Township of Hot Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Garland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hot Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hot Springs: Hot Springs National Park, Man-a-tak-a, Valley of Vapors, Warm Springs.

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Hot Springs, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,648
Daytime Population: Workers 29,079
Daytime Population: Residents 20,784
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49,863
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 34,131
Population in Familes 24,350
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,517
Population Density2 1,018
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $32,591
Average Household Income $50,437
Per Capita Income $23,143


Total Housing Units 19,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,533 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,143 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,780 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $123,057
Average Home Value $171,985


Total Households 15,676
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 8,462
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 0.18% 0.25%
Households 0.09% 0.22%
Families -0.12% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Hot Springs, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hot Springs 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 67 88th
Diversity Index # 108 80th
Median Household Income # 402 26th
Per Capita Income # 145 73rd

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