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Oil Trough, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Oil Trough had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2017. Oil Trough ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Oil Trough is located at latitude 35.6294 and longitude -91.4611 in Independence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oil Trough (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Independence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Town of Oil Trough (GNIS ID: 2407039) 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 Oil Trough is located within Township of Oil Trough, a minor civil division (MCD) of Independence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oil Trough 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 Oil Trough: Oil Trove.

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Oil Trough, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 270
Daytime Population: Workers 97
Daytime Population: Residents 178
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 215
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,274
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $41,281
Average Household Income $54,856
Per Capita Income $22,063


Total Housing Units 107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $73,571
Average Home Value $76,370


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 69
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 0.52% 0.37%
Households 0.42% 0.59%
Families -0.39% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Oil Trough, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oil Trough 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 # 386 29th
Population Density # 32 94th
Diversity Index # 531 2nd
Median Household Income # 167 69th
Per Capita Income # 189 65th

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