Blytheville, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Blytheville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blytheville had a population of 14,343 as of July 1, 2018. Blytheville ranks in the upper 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 Blytheville is located at latitude 35.9341 and longitude -89.9051 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blytheville (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The City of Blytheville (GNIS ID: 2403885) 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 Blytheville is located within Township of Chickasawba, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mississippi County.

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Blytheville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,343
Population in Households 14,208
Population in Familes 11,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density2 691
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $31,621
Average Household Income $48,803
Per Capita Income $19,529


Total Housing Units 7,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,982 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,763 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,656 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $88,699
Average Home Value $122,062


Total Households 5,746
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,632
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.03% -1.21%
Households -1.0% -1.18%
Families -1.17% -1.35%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Blytheville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blytheville 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 # 29 95th
Population Density # 166 69th
Diversity Index # 82 85th
Median Household Income # 455 16th
Per Capita Income # 393 27th

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