Hardy, AR 72542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 72542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hardy, AR 72542

Acceptable Alternative
Highland, AR 72542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sharp County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.257, Longitude -91.538
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 72542 has segments in 2 Counties (Fulton, Sharp).

  • Businesses Addresses: 261
  • PO Box Addresses: 348
  • Residential Addresses: 1,618
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 44
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,574

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Hardy, AR 72542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,825
Daytime Population: Workers 1,637
Daytime Population: Residents 2,463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 3,807
Population in Familes 3,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $32,253
Average Household Income $44,606
Per Capita Income $19,274


Total Housing Units 2,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,275 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 860 (34.3%)
Median Home Value $96,331
Average Home Value $128,941


Total Households 1,645
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,060
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 0.2% 0.0%
Households 0.2% 0.0%
Families 0.01% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Hardy, AR 72542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 72542 to the other 571 ZIP Codes 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 # 166 71st
Population Density # 291 49th
Diversity Index # 396 31st
Median Household Income # 462 19th
Per Capita Income # 427 25th

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