Swifton, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Swifton, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Swifton had a population of 917 as of July 1, 2017. Swifton 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 Swifton is located at latitude 35.8243 and longitude -91.1297 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Swifton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Swifton (GNIS ID: 2405555) 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 Swifton is located within Township of Glass, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 917
Daytime Population: Workers 70
Daytime Population: Residents 543
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 613
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 917
Population in Familes 769
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,712
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $29,070
Average Household Income $40,225
Per Capita Income $16,864


Total Housing Units 413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $48,694
Average Home Value $62,644


Total Households 380
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 264
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 1.94% 0.5%
Households 2.09% 0.52%
Families 1.92% 0.45%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.06%

Swifton, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swifton 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 # 216 60th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 448 17th
Median Household Income # 476 12th
Per Capita Income # 478 12th

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