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The Town of Wickes had a population of 774 as of July 1, 2017. Wickes 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 Wickes is located at latitude 34.2997 and longitude -94.3273 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wickes (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The Town of Wickes (GNIS ID: 2406884) 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 Wickes is located within Township of Ozark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wickes: Sherwood, Winfield.

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


Total Population 774
Daytime Population: Workers 149
Daytime Population: Residents 487
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 636
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 774
Population in Familes 666
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $39,651
Average Household Income $51,193
Per Capita Income $17,988


Total Housing Units 292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $55,392
Average Home Value $77,674


Total Households 255
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.36% 0.13%
Households 0.33% 0.08%
Families 0.52% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Wickes, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wickes 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 # 236 57th
Population Density # 325 40th
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 204 62nd
Per Capita Income # 439 19th

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