Hempstead County AR Information


Hempstead County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,296
Population in Households 21,995
Population in Familes 18,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $37,231
Average Household Income $51,799
Per Capita Income $20,649


Total Housing Units 10,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,951 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,826 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,642 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $90,196
Average Home Value $117,514


Total Households 8,777
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,938
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 -0.17% -0.42%
Households -0.09% -0.37%
Families -0.34% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.1%


Hempstead County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hempstead County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents 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 # 33 57th
Population Density # 33 57th
Diversity Index # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 47 39th
Per Capita Income # 56 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.