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The City of Barling had a population of 4,957 as of July 1, 2022. Barling 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 Barling is located at latitude 35.3256 and longitude -94.3016 in Sebastian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barling encompass a land area of 10.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Sebastian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 486 feet.

The City of Barling 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 Barling is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Sebastian County.

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


Total Population 4,957 (100%)
Population in Households 4,835 (97.5%)
Population in Families 3,745 (75.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 122 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 483
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $52,568
Average Household Income $81,334
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $33,261
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,111 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 913 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $178,492
Average Home Value $204,392
Housing Affordability Index3 144


Total Households 2,024
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,245
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 1.61% 1.09%
Households 2.04% 1.15%
Families   1.15%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.96%
Owner Occupied HU   1.26%

Barling, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barling 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 # 70 89th
Population Density # 207 67th
Median Household Income # 194 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 208 33rd
Per Capita Income # 104 84th
Diversity Index # 124 80th

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