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Black Rock, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Black Rock had a population of 636 as of July 1, 2019. Black Rock ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Black Rock is located at latitude 36.1084 and longitude -91.0974 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Black Rock encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 315 feet.

The City of Black Rock (GNIS ID: 2403870) 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 Black Rock is located within Township of Black Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black Rock: Blackrock.

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Black Rock, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Black Rock, AR Housing Affordability Index is 259
State of Arkansas Housing Affordability Index is 177
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Black Rock, AR Wealth Index is 45
State of Arkansas Wealth Index is 67
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 636
Population in Households 636
Population in Families 550
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 194
Diversity Index1 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,108
Average Household Income $55,903
Per Capita Income $21,555
Wealth Index3 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $87,353
Housing Affordability Index2 259
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 248
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.51%
Households -0.47% -0.65%
Families 0.06% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Black Rock, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Rock to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 261 52nd
Population Density # 418 23rd
Diversity Index # 525 3rd
Median Household Income # 241 56th
Per Capita Income # 302 44th

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