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Fairfield Bay, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Fairfield Bay had a population of 2,276 as of July 1, 2017. Fairfield Bay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Fairfield Bay is located at latitude 35.6011 and longitude -92.2662 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairfield Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fairfield Bay are located in Van Buren County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cleburne County.

The City of Fairfield Bay (GNIS ID: 2403589) 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 Fairfield Bay is located within Township of Indian Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairfield Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fairfield Bay, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,276
Daytime Population: Workers 723
Daytime Population: Residents 1,693
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 2,263
Population in Familes 1,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 149
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $36,030
Average Household Income $46,441
Per Capita Income $23,758


Total Housing Units 2,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 985 (44.3%)
Median Home Value $108,420
Average Home Value $136,309


Total Households 1,236
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.43%
Households -0.26% -0.41%
Families 0.29% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Fairfield Bay, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield Bay to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 131 76th
Population Density # 448 17th
Diversity Index # 478 11th
Median Household Income # 318 41st
Per Capita Income # 118 78th

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