71740 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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Emerson, AR

ZIP Code 71740: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Emerson, AR 71740

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Columbia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.094, Longitude -93.188
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 39
  • PO Box Addresses: 88
  • Residential Addresses: 668
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 668

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2021, Maps updated: May 5, 2021.


Emerson, AR 71740 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,629 (100%)
Population in Households 1,579 (96.9%)
Population in Families 1,318 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 50 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 10
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $35,536
Average Household Income $55,681
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,501
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 542 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $93,500
Average Home Value $121,264
Housing Affordability Index3 239


Total Households 657
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 455
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.23% -0.56%
Households -0.15% -0.49%
Families -0.36% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.48%

Emerson, AR 71740 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 71740 to the other 567 ZIP Codes in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 289 49th
Population Density # 458 19th
Median Household Income # 457 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 299 53rd
Per Capita Income # 368 35th
Diversity Index # 162 72nd

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