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The City of Elaine had a population of 489 as of July 1, 2022. Elaine 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 Elaine is located at latitude 34.3084 and longitude -90.8521 in Phillips County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elaine encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Phillips County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 167 feet.

The City of Elaine 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 Elaine is located within Township of Tappan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Phillips County.

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


Total Population 489 (100%)
Population in Households 489 (100.0%)
Population in Families 394 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 956
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $30,428
Average Household Income $53,590
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $23,865
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (36.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $44,712
Average Home Value $84,140
Housing Affordability Index3 343


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 136
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 -1.77% -1.60%
Households -1.77% -1.12%
Families   -1.05%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   4.66%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.88%

Elaine, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elaine 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 # 291 54th
Population Density # 62 90th
Median Household Income # 582 7th
Housing Affordability Index # 587 94th
Per Capita Income # 443 29th
Diversity Index # 198 68th

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