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Stephens, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Stephens had a population of 870 as of July 1, 2017. Stephens 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 Stephens is located at latitude 33.4209 and longitude -93.0696 in Ouachita County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stephens (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ouachita County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Stephens (GNIS ID: 2405528) 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 Stephens is located within Township of Smackover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita County.

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

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


Total Population 870
Daytime Population: Workers 129
Daytime Population: Residents 517
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 646
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 870
Population in Familes 698
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 318
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $33,278
Average Household Income $42,223
Per Capita Income $18,314


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $42,308
Average Home Value $58,617


Total Households 371
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 239
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 -0.33% -0.63%
Households -0.11% -0.54%
Families -0.34% -0.68%
Median Household Income   -0.51%
Per Capita Income   0.92%

Stephens, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stephens 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 # 219 60th
Population Density # 337 38th
Diversity Index # 93 83rd
Median Household Income # 389 28th
Per Capita Income # 418 23rd

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