Sulphur Rock, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sulphur Rock, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Sulphur Rock had a population of 496 as of July 1, 2017. Sulphur Rock ranks in 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 Sulphur Rock is located at latitude 35.7516 and longitude -91.5001 in Independence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sulphur Rock (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Independence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Town of Sulphur Rock (GNIS ID: 2406680) 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 Sulphur Rock is located within Township of White River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Independence County.

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


Total Population 496
Daytime Population: Workers 100
Daytime Population: Residents 252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 413
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 389
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,413
Average Household Income $52,472
Per Capita Income $21,003


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $133,951


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 149
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 1.17% 0.91%
Households 1.24% 0.93%
Families 3.03% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Sulphur Rock, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur Rock 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 # 302 44th
Population Density # 295 46th
Diversity Index # 469 13th
Median Household Income # 138 75th
Per Capita Income # 257 53rd

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