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The City of Hardy had a population of 723 as of July 1, 2022. Hardy 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 Hardy is located at latitude 36.3159 and longitude -91.4826 in Sharp County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hardy encompass a land area of 5.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Sharp County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 377 feet.

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

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


Total Population 723 (100%)
Population in Households 722 (99.9%)
Population in Families 536 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 143
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $34,119
Average Household Income $50,748
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $22,929
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (38.5%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $143,992
Housing Affordability Index3 161


Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 201
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 -1.21% -0.11%
Households -1.34% -0.11%
Families   -0.10%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.54%

Hardy, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardy 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 # 234 63rd
Population Density # 454 28th
Median Household Income # 544 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 247 40th
Per Capita Income # 492 21st
Diversity Index # 538 14th

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