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The City of Ward had a population of 6,305 as of July 1, 2022. Ward ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ward is located at latitude 35.0304 and longitude -91.9504 in Lonoke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ward encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lonoke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 239 feet.

The City of Ward 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 Ward is located within Township of Ward, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lonoke County.

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


Total Population 6,305 (100%)
Population in Households 6,305 (100.0%)
Population in Families 5,328 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,465
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $63,681
Average Household Income $77,512
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $28,166
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,347 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 945 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $136,693
Average Home Value $158,005
Housing Affordability Index3 237


Total Households 2,293
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,692
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 1.84% 1.07%
Households 1.82% 1.19%
Families   1.17%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
Owner Occupied HU   1.47%

Ward, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ward 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 # 58 91st
Population Density # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 73 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 456 73rd
Per Capita Income # 239 62nd
Diversity Index # 359 43rd

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