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The Town of Reader (historical) had a population of 39 as of July 1, 2022. Reader ranks in the lower 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 Reader is located at latitude 33.7521 and longitude -93.1052 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Reader (historical) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Reader (historical) are located in Nevada County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ouachita County.

The Town of Reader (historical) has a X1 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Town of Reader (historical) is located within Township of Red Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nevada County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Reader: Possum Trot.

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


Total Population 39 (100%)
Population in Households 39 (100.0%)
Population in Families 31 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 17
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $27,010
Average Household Income $62,306
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $29,111
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 31 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (41.9%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $118,056
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.12% -1.05%
Households -2.37% 0.00%
Families   -1.73%
Median Household Income   -1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.28%

Reader, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reader 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 # 608 3rd
Population Density # 619 1st
Median Household Income # 614 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 51 8th
Per Capita Income # 208 67th
Diversity Index # 177 72nd

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