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Ward, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Ward had a population of 4,481 as of July 1, 2019. 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 243 feet.

The City of Ward (GNIS ID: 2405670) 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ward, AR Housing Affordability Index is 208
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

Ward, AR Wealth Index is 40
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 4,481
Population in Households 4,481
Population in Families 3,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,082
Diversity Index1 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,613
Average Household Income $54,528
Per Capita Income $20,170
Wealth Index3 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,142 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 535 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $120,272
Housing Affordability Index2 208
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,677
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,232
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 1.33% 1.3%
Households 1.38% 1.3%
Families 1.38% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Ward, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ward 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 # 74 86th
Population Density # 51 91st
Diversity Index # 323 41st
Median Household Income # 180 67th
Per Capita Income # 365 33rd

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