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The City of Ash Flat had a population of 1,144 as of July 1, 2022. Ash Flat ranks in the lower 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 Ash Flat is located at latitude 36.224 and longitude -91.6085 in Sharp County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ash Flat encompass a land area of 6.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sharp County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Ash Flat are located in Sharp County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fulton County.

The City of Ash Flat 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 Ash Flat is located within Township of Richwoods, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sharp County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ash Flat: Ashflat.

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


Total Population 1,144 (100%)
Population in Households 1,077 (94.1%)
Population in Families 859 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 5.9%)
Population Density 181
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $37,331
Average Household Income $65,218
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $25,116
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $161,029
Average Home Value $203,022
Housing Affordability Index3 121


Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 255
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 0.27% -0.05%
Households -0.11% -0.10%
Families   -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%

Ash Flat, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ash Flat 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 # 187 70th
Population Density # 419 33rd
Median Household Income # 490 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 172 28th
Per Capita Income # 380 39th
Diversity Index # 478 24th

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