Walnut Ridge, AR Profile: Facts & Data

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Walnut Ridge, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Walnut Ridge had a population of 4,743 as of July 1, 2018. Walnut Ridge 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 Walnut Ridge is located at latitude 36.0843 and longitude -90.9466 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walnut Ridge (see map below) 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 269 feet.

The City of Walnut Ridge (GNIS ID: 2405666) 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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,743
Population in Households 4,388
Population in Familes 3,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 355
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,120
Average Household Income $46,573
Per Capita Income $20,077

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,201 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 705 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $81,448
Average Home Value $101,520
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,905
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,163
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.37% -0.49%
Households -0.56% -0.58%
Families -0.89% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

Walnut Ridge, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Ridge to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 69 87th
Population Density # 351 35th
Diversity Index # 463 14th
Median Household Income # 348 36th
Per Capita Income # 367 32nd

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