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The City of Waldron had a population of 3,321 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Waldron is located at latitude 34.8984 and longitude -94.0908 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waldron encompass a land area of 5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Waldron 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 Waldron is located within Township of Hickman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waldron: Ponton Valley, Potou Valley, Winfield.

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


Total Population 3,321 (100%)
Population in Households 3,201 (96.4%)
Population in Families 2,522 (75.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 120 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 589
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $30,508
Average Household Income $42,144
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $16,422
Wealth Index5 26


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 701 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $75,964
Average Home Value $117,107
Housing Affordability Index3 204


Total Households 1,263
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 789
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 -0.86% -0.36%
Households -0.63% -0.11%
Families   -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.03%

Waldron, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waldron 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 # 99 84th
Population Density # 165 74th
Median Household Income # 579 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 385 62nd
Per Capita Income # 611 2nd
Diversity Index # 173 73rd

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