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The Town of Western Grove had a population of 340 as of July 1, 2022. 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 36.1009 and longitude -92.9538 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Western Grove 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Western Grove: Marshall Prairie, Tight Wad.

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Western Grove, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 340 (100%)
Population in Households 340 (100.0%)
Population in Families 284 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 316
Diversity Index2 17
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,040
Average Household Income $52,635
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $22,869
Wealth Index5 36
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $116,071
Average Home Value $164,662
Housing Affordability Index3 171
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.78% -0.48%
Households -1.19% -0.28%
Families   -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.90%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.15%

Western Grove, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Western Grove to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 343 45th
Population Density # 305 51st
Median Household Income # 473 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 284 45th
Per Capita Income # 494 21st
Diversity Index # 546 13th

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