Ward, Arkansas Population 2024

7,185

Ward is a city located in Lonoke County Arkansas. Ward has a 2024 population of 7,185. Ward is currently growing at a rate of 4.07% annually and its population has increased by 18.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,087 in 2020.

The average household income in Ward is $78,322 with a poverty rate of 13.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ward is 29.5 years, 27.8 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

Ward Demographics

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

  • White: 92.03%
  • Black or African American: 3.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,662.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
18.04% (1,098)
The current population of Ward, Arkansas is 7,185 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,087.

Ward, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,65992.03%
Black or African American2063.35%
Two or more races1712.78%
Asian891.45%
Other race200.33%
Native American40.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ward Population by Race

Ward Population Pyramid 2024

Ward Median Age

29.5

Total

27.8

Male

30.5

Female

Ward Adults

There are 4,347 adults, (443 of whom are seniors) in Ward.

Ward Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

11.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ward Sex Ratio

Female3,13550.98%
Male3,01449.02%

Ward Population by Age

Ward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0722.9761.338.7
Married1,0243.5770.729.3
Non Family5241.3666.433.6
Female4553.3631.968.1
Male693.6578.321.7
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ward 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

Ward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ward 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 27.37%.

Ward Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,169

Average Earnings

$47,219

Average Male

$34,799

Average Female

Ward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ward Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ward Language

97.45% of Ward residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Ward Language

Ward Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,36554710.2%
Hispanic33220461.45%
Multiple1717644.44%
Black2062311.17%
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13.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.08%

Male Poverty Rate

12.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ward is Hispanic, with 61.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ward is White, with 10.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.12%.

Ward Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.08%
Less Than 9th Grade12.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.59%
Some College5.14%
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Ward Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed12.5%
Female Employed2.43%
Male Employed2.16%
Male Unemployed
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Ward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ward Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ward Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ward Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ward Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ward Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ward Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

307

Number of Veterans

295

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Ward Veterans by War

count

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Ward Veterans by Age

count

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Ward Veterans by Race

Ward Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ward Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ward Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ward Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ward 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

64.3%

Born in Ward

98.52%

Native Born

1.48%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

1.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.52% of Ward residents were born in the United States, with 64.3% having been born in Arkansas. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Ward Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,5902813.38%
20288,3092813.5%
20278,0282813.63%
20267,7472813.76%
20257,4662813.91%
20247,1852814.07%
20236,9042814.24%
20226,6232814.43%
20216,3422554.19%
20206,08773513.73%
20195,3521462.8%
20185,2061653.27%
20175,0411643.36%
20164,8771593.37%
20154,718962.08%
20144,6221513.38%
20134,471851.94%
20124,3861072.5%
20114,2791824.44%
20104,0971,51758.8%
20002,580
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Ward Population by Year