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Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Horseshoe Bend had a population of 2,412 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Horseshoe Bend is located at latitude 36.2292 and longitude -91.7643 in Izard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horseshoe Bend encompass a land area of 13.4 sq. miles and a water area of 1.29 sq. miles. Izard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

While the primary coordinates for City of Horseshoe Bend are located in Izard County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Fulton County, and Sharp County.

The City of Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Izard County.

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Horseshoe Bend, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,412 (100%)
Population in Households 2,367 (98.1%)
Population in Families 1,780 (73.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 45 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 181
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $35,951
Average Household Income $52,536
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $23,581
Wealth Index5 40
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (46.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 811 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $103,387
Average Home Value $166,153
Housing Affordability Index3 147


Total Households 1,081
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 636
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.35% -0.12%
Households -0.17% -0.19%
Families   -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.07%

Horseshoe Bend, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horseshoe Bend to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 126 80th
Population Density # 420 33rd
Median Household Income # 516 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 346 55th
Per Capita Income # 455 27th
Diversity Index # 462 27th

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