Blytheville, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Blytheville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blytheville had a population of 14,804 as of July 1, 2021. 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 35.9273 and longitude -89.919 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blytheville 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 14,804 (100%)
Population in Households 14,670 (99.1%)
Population in Families 11,555 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 134 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 714
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $37,580
Average Household Income $55,358
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $22,110
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,064 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,893 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,619 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $90,067
Average Home Value $115,287
Housing Affordability Index3 254


Total Households 5,957
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,766
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.47% -0.65%
Households -0.41% -0.62%
Families -0.54% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.16%

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, 2021 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 # 28 95th
Population Density # 145 73rd
Median Household Income # 369 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 314 58th
Per Capita Income # 329 39th
Diversity Index # 83 85th

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