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The Town of Cove had a population of 320 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Cove is located at latitude 34.4351 and longitude -94.4113 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cove encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The Town of Cove 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 Cove is located within Township of White, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

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


Total Population 320 (100%)
Population in Households 320 (100.0%)
Population in Families 262 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 200
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $27,013
Average Household Income $39,130
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $17,328
Wealth Index5 27


Total HU (Housing Units) 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $78,571
Average Home Value $126,163
Housing Affordability Index3 177


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 91
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 0.14% 0.12%
Households 0.33% 0.15%
Families   0.22%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   3.00%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Cove, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cove 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 # 355 43rd
Population Density # 398 36th
Median Household Income # 613 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 304 49th
Per Capita Income # 603 4th
Diversity Index # 367 41st

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