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The City of Walnut Ridge had a population of 5,366 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Walnut Ridge is located at latitude 36.0684 and longitude -90.956 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walnut Ridge encompass a land area of 16.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 272 feet.

The City of Walnut Ridge 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 Walnut Ridge is located within Township of Campbell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walnut Ridge: Walnutridge.

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Walnut Ridge, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 5,366 (100%)
Population in Households 4,882 (91.0%)
Population in Families 3,817 (71.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 484 ( 9.0%)
Population Density 323
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $46,826
Average Household Income $61,405
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $24,159
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,151 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 893 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $101,142
Average Home Value $116,138
Housing Affordability Index3 233


Total Households 2,044
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,258
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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.15% 0.38%
Households 0.20% 0.49%
Families   0.47%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
Owner Occupied HU   0.29%

Walnut Ridge, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Ridge to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 66 90th
Population Density # 297 53rd
Median Household Income # 308 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 449 72nd
Per Capita Income # 421 33rd
Diversity Index # 423 33rd

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