Emerson, Arkansas Population 2024

281

Emerson is a city located in Columbia County Arkansas. Emerson has a 2024 population of 281. Emerson is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -3.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 291 in 2020.

The average household income in Emerson is $67,459 with a poverty rate of 35.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Emerson is 22.8 years, 20.8 years for males, and 29.2 years for females.

Emerson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Emerson was:

  • White: 77.81%
  • Native American: 10.63%
  • Black or African American: 6.56%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
283.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.44% (-10)
The current population of Emerson, Arkansas is 281 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 291.

Emerson, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24977.81%
Native American3410.63%
Black or African American216.56%
Two or more races165%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Emerson Population by Race

Emerson Population Pyramid 2024

Emerson Median Age

22.8

Total

20.8

Male

29.2

Female

Emerson Adults

There are 214 adults, (20 of whom are seniors) in Emerson.

Emerson Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

10.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Emerson Sex Ratio

Female14545.31%
Male17554.69%

Emerson Population by Age

Emerson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All794.0565.834.2
Married293.071000
Female247.5433.366.7
Non Family23056.543.5
Male3966.733.3
showing: 5 rows

4.91

Average Family Size

4.05

Average Household Size

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Emerson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Emerson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,889

Average Earnings

$73,750

Average Male

$26,750

Average Female

Emerson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emerson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Emerson Language

100% of Emerson residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Emerson Language

Emerson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24911144.58%
Black21314.29%
showing: 2 rows

35.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.29%

Male Poverty Rate

42.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emerson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emerson is White, with 44.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emerson is Black, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 73.96%.

Emerson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
High School19.42%
Some College10.53%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Emerson Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.33%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed20.75%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Emerson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emerson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Emerson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Emerson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Emerson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Emerson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Emerson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8

Number of Veterans

8

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Emerson Veterans by War

count

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Emerson Veterans by Age

count

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Emerson Veterans by Race

Emerson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emerson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Emerson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Emerson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Emerson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.19%

Born in Emerson

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Emerson residents were born in the United States, with 62.19% having been born in Arkansas. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Emerson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029266-3-1.12%
2028269-3-1.1%
2027272-3-1.09%
2026275-3-1.08%
2025278-3-1.07%
2024281-3-1.06%
2023284-3-1.05%
2022287-3-1.03%
2021290-1-0.34%
2020291-50-14.66%
2019341-2-0.58%
2018343-2-0.58%
2017345-7-1.99%
2016352-2-0.56%
2015354-2-0.56%
2014356-5-1.39%
2013361-1-0.28%
2012362-4-1.09%
2011366-1-0.27%
2010367
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Emerson Population by Year