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Midway, Arkansas
(Hot Spring County)

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Census Data for Midway ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Midway a population of 396 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Midway a population of 389 people.

The town of Midway is located in Hot Spring County. The 2010 Census gave Hot Spring County; a population of 32,923 people. This means that Midway had 1.18% of the county's total population, making it Hot Spring's 3rd most populous community.

At the same time, Arkansas had a population of 2,915,918 people, meaning that Midway had 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas - making it the state's 311st most populous community.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Midway has a total area of 3.54 square miles [9.2 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).

Hot Spring County has a land area of 615 square miles [1,593.4 km²]. At 3.53 square miles [9.1 km²], Midway has 0.57% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Midway, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Midway reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Midway might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   34° 14' 59"   (or 34.25°)
    • Lon:   -92° 58' 24"   (or -92.97°)

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Midway had 171 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 389 people, this averages 2.27 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Midway had a land area of 3.53 square miles [9.1 km²]. This translates to 48.26 Housing Units per square mile [18.63 housing units/km²].

Hot Spring County ...

The community of Midway is located in Hot Spring County<4>.

The county had a population of 32,923 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 389 people, Midway represented 1.18% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Midway has a population density of 109.8 people per square mile [42.39 people/km²], Hot Spring County averages 53.5 people per square mile [20.66 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Hot Spring County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Midway, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Midway. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Midway or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Midway, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Midway.

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    • For the 2010 Censuses, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   34.249821°   (or 34°14'59" N)

      Lon:   -92.973481°   (or -92°58'24" W)

    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2406162) to Midway. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Midway. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   34.245776°   (or 34°14'44" N)
    • Lon:   -92.968645°   (or -92°58'7" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 2,073 feet to the northwest<5> of the point given by the GNIS for Midway. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Midway.

Miscellaneous Information for Midway ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Hot Spring County or the town of Midway:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Midway:
    • GNIS ID for Midway: 2406162
    • GNIS ID for Hot Spring County: 66859
    • GNIS ID for State of Arkansas: 68085
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Midway is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Midway.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Hot Spring County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Midway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas:

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Hot Spring, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 44 degrees and a distance of 2,073 feet.






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