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The City of Ola had a population of 1,301 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ola is located at latitude 35.0314 and longitude -93.224 in Yell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ola (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Yell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Ola (GNIS ID: 2404426) 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 Ola is located within Township of Ward, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yell County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ola: Hightsville, Petit Jean, Petite Jean, Petitejean.

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


Total Population 1,301
Daytime Population: Workers 315
Daytime Population: Residents 885
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,200
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,263
Population in Familes 1,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $34,154
Average Household Income $47,620
Per Capita Income $17,962


Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $92,476
Average Home Value $146,053


Total Households 478
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 330
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 0.21% -0.08%
Households 0.2% -0.04%
Families 0.78% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Ola, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ola 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 # 181 67th
Population Density # 140 74th
Diversity Index # 199 63rd
Median Household Income # 368 32nd
Per Capita Income # 440 19th

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