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The Town of Western Grove had a population of 368 as of July 1, 2017. Western Grove ranks in the lower 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 Western Grove is located at latitude 36.1012 and longitude -92.9547 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Western Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The Town of Western Grove (GNIS ID: 2406868) 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 Town of Western Grove is located within Township of Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Western Grove 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 Western Grove: Marshall Prairie, Tight Wad.

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


Total Population 368
Daytime Population: Workers 62
Daytime Population: Residents 167
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 229
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 368
Population in Familes 310
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 339
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $29,528
Average Household Income $40,705
Per Capita Income $16,295


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $83,929
Average Home Value $103,195


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 119
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 -0.59% -0.66%
Households -0.57% -0.62%
Families 1.09% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Western Grove, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Western Grove 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 # 346 36th
Population Density # 322 41st
Diversity Index # 464 15th
Median Household Income # 470 13th
Per Capita Income # 494 9th

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