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The City of Cave City had a population of 1,961 as of July 1, 2022. Cave City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cave City is located at latitude 35.9417 and longitude -91.5485 in Sharp County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave City encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sharp County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

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

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cave City: Loyal.

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


Total Population 1,961 (100%)
Population in Households 1,902 (97.0%)
Population in Families 1,553 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 59 ( 3.0%)
Population Density 767
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $34,277
Average Household Income $50,434
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $19,774
Wealth Index5 34


Total HU (Housing Units) 869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $92,876
Average Home Value $143,708
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 772
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 519
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 0.90% 0.54%
Households 0.70% 0.54%
Families   0.53%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Cave City, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave City 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 # 145 77th
Population Density # 108 83rd
Median Household Income # 539 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 333 53rd
Per Capita Income # 574 8th
Diversity Index # 443 29th

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