Population, Race and Ethnicity
Center Ridge is a Census-designated place in Conway County, Arkansas, with a population of 378. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 100.00% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Center Ridge include French, English, American, German, and Irish. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are Scandinavian, French, and Scotch-Irish.
The population of Center Ridge is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 49.1 years, 11.2 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 15.60% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Center Ridge, 46.20% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 14.40% of households are occupied by single male householders, 7.60% by single female householders, and 31.80% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 93.20% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Arkansas and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Center Ridge, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 96.7% of the 5 and older population across Arkansas only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Center Ridge are more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 58.3% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Arkansas as a whole, 49.8% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is less common in Center Ridge than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 7.7% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Arkansas, 13% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 30.8% of Center Ridge residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Center Ridge, 27.3% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.9% of the civilian population in all of Arkansas.
In Center Ridge, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, but are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Center Ridge residents 25 and older, 91.20% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 20.90% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Arkansas, 86.2% of adults have graduated high school, and 22.6 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Center Ridge earns $52,647 a year, about $7,600 less than the national median of $60,293 and $6,900 more than the median household income across the state of $45,726.
Serious financial hardship is less common in Center Ridge than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 10.30%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 17.6% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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