Barling, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Barling, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Barling had a population of 4,795 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Barling is located at latitude 35.3303 and longitude -94.2864 in Sebastian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barling (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2403158) 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 Township of Mont Sandels, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sebastian County.

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Barling, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,795
Population in Households 4,765
Population in Familes 3,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 470
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $40,840
Average Household Income $52,973
Per Capita Income $22,705


Total Housing Units 2,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,308 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 662 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $116,115
Average Home Value $152,525


Total Households 1,970
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,261
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.7%
Households 0.38% 0.67%
Families 0.56% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Barling, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barling to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 67 88th
Population Density # 253 53rd
Diversity Index # 187 66th
Median Household Income # 220 59th
Per Capita Income # 204 62nd

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