Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Population 2024

5,586

Walnut Ridge is a city located in Lawrence County Arkansas. Walnut Ridge has a 2024 population of 5,586. It is also the county seat of Lawrence County.Walnut Ridge is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 3.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,400 in 2020.

The average household income in Walnut Ridge is $62,455 with a poverty rate of 21.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Walnut Ridge is 38.9 years, 31.8 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Walnut Ridge Demographics

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

  • White: 94.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.61%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
16.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
339.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.44% (186)
The current population of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas is 5,586 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,400.

Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,11894.59%
Two or more races1412.61%
Black or African American1302.4%
Native American110.2%
Other race60.11%
Asian50.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Walnut Ridge Population by Race

Walnut Ridge Population Pyramid 2024

Walnut Ridge Median Age

38.9

Total

31.8

Male

42.7

Female

Walnut Ridge Adults

There are 4,278 adults, (992 of whom are seniors) in Walnut Ridge.

Walnut Ridge Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Walnut Ridge Sex Ratio

Female2,67249.38%
Male2,73950.62%

Walnut Ridge Population by Age

Walnut Ridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0932.3257.742.3
Married8813.0767.532.5
Non Family8271.1552.647.4
Female3433.139.460.6
Male423.021000
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Walnut Ridge 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

Walnut Ridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walnut Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 46.79%.

Walnut Ridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,396

Average Earnings

$46,473

Average Male

$31,406

Average Female

Walnut Ridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walnut Ridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Walnut Ridge Language

97.11% of Walnut Ridge residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Walnut Ridge Language

Walnut Ridge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,6431,00021.54%
Multiple1057066.67%
Hispanic982121.43%
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21.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.58%

Male Poverty Rate

28.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walnut Ridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walnut Ridge is Multiple, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walnut Ridge is Hispanic, with 21.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.63%.

Walnut Ridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.28%
High School14.54%
Some College13.75%
Bachelors or Greater5.42%
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Walnut Ridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.42%
Female Employed14.4%
Male Employed9.82%
Male Unemployed
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Walnut Ridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walnut Ridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Walnut Ridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Walnut Ridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Walnut Ridge 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 45-54.

Walnut Ridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Walnut Ridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

275

Number of Veterans

249

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Walnut Ridge Veterans by War

count

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Walnut Ridge Veterans by Age

count

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Walnut Ridge Veterans by Race

Walnut Ridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walnut Ridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Walnut Ridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Walnut Ridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Walnut Ridge 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

70.15%

Born in Walnut Ridge

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

0.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.04% of Walnut Ridge residents were born in the United States, with 70.15% having been born in Arkansas. 1.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Walnut Ridge Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,821470.81%
20285,774470.82%
20275,727470.83%
20265,680470.83%
20255,633470.84%
20245,586470.85%
20235,539470.86%
20225,492470.86%
20215,445450.83%
20205,4003116.11%
20195,089240.47%
20185,065-30-0.59%
20175,095110.22%
20165,084-43-0.84%
20155,127-107-2.04%
20145,23420.04%
20135,232-9-0.17%
20125,241-88-1.65%
20115,329-94-1.73%
20105,42349810.11%
20004,92553712.24%
19904,3882365.68%
19804,1523529.26%
19703,8002537.13%
19603,54744114.2%
19503,106
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Walnut Ridge Population by Year