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McRae, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of McRae had a population of 715 as of July 1, 2017. McRae 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 McRae is located at latitude 35.1137 and longitude -91.8262 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of McRae (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 230 feet.

The City of McRae (GNIS ID: 2405055) 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 McRae is located within Township of McRae, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McRae 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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McRae, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 715
Daytime Population: Workers 67
Daytime Population: Residents 452
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 519
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 715
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,027
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $30,382
Average Household Income $40,522
Per Capita Income $15,771


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $72,297
Average Home Value $84,158


Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.65% 0.58%
Households 0.61% 0.66%
Families 1.8% 0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   0.93%

McRae, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McRae 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 # 250 54th
Population Density # 64 88th
Diversity Index # 269 51st
Median Household Income # 457 16th
Per Capita Income # 504 7th

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