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Perla, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Perla had a population of 239 as of July 1, 2017. Perla 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 Perla is located at latitude 34.3649 and longitude -92.7763 in Hot Spring County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Perla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hot Spring County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Town of Perla (GNIS ID: 2407099) 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 Perla is located within Township of Fenter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hot Spring County.

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


Total Population 239
Daytime Population: Workers 211
Daytime Population: Residents 134
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 239
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 258
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $38,299
Average Household Income $54,948
Per Capita Income $23,890


Total Housing Units 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $93,421
Average Home Value $101,923


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 70
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 -0.11% -0.08%
Households 0.0% -0.18%
Families 1.92% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Perla, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perla 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 # 404 25th
Population Density # 371 31st
Diversity Index # 118 78th
Median Household Income # 248 54th
Per Capita Income # 112 79th

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