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Kirby, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Kirby Census Designated Place had a population of 827 as of July 1, 2020. Kirby 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 Kirby is located at latitude 34.2504 and longitude -93.6413 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the Kirby Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 14.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The Kirby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2612128) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Kirby Census Designated Place is located within Township of Antoine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kirby: Cross Roads.


Kirby, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 827 (100%)
Population in Households 822 (99.4%)
Population in Families 699 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 58
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $40,371
Average Household Income $52,378
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $20,301
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $92,689
Average Home Value $130,605
Housing Affordability Index3 286


Total Households 325
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.5% -0.07%
Households 0.53% -0.06%
Families 0.38% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%


Kirby, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirby to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 229 58th
Population Density # 520 4th
Median Household Income # 290 46th
Housing Affordability Index # 368 68th
Per Capita Income # 368 32nd
Diversity Index # 387 29th

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