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Gosnell, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gosnell had a population of 3,202 as of July 1, 2017. Gosnell 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 Gosnell is located at latitude 35.9647 and longitude -89.9685 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gosnell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Gosnell (GNIS ID: 2403717) 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 Gosnell is located within Township of Bowen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mississippi County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gosnell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gosnell: Gosnel.

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Gosnell, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,202
Daytime Population: Workers 673
Daytime Population: Residents 2,045
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,718
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,157
Population in Familes 2,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 1,888
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $38,466
Average Household Income $46,321
Per Capita Income $16,481


Total Housing Units 1,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 650 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $79,929
Average Home Value $113,748


Total Households 1,124
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.41% -1.35%
Households -1.32% -1.32%
Families -1.65% -1.37%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Gosnell, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gosnell to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 97 82nd
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 146 73rd
Median Household Income # 241 56th
Per Capita Income # 488 10th

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