Alpena, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 397 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 
Males: 194  (49.1%)
Females: 203  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72611.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,997 (it was $23,906 in 2000)
Alpena:

$24,997
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,133 (it was $13,429 in 2000)

Alpena town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,271 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Alpena:

$63,271
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $70,933; Detached houses: $75,356; Mobile homes: $40,468

Median gross rent in 2013: $521.

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  • Races in Alpena, AR (2010)

    Alpena races chart
    • 36593.1%White alone
    • 123.1%Two or more races
    • 82.0%American Indian alone
    • 61.5%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Asian alone

Races in Alpena detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alpena: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (22.4%), English (15.9%), Irish (13.9%), German (13.7%), Italian (2.0%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1144 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 292 people per square mile   (very low).

Alpena,AR real estate house value index trend

Alpena, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Alpena:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alpena town:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Alpena, Arkansas as of February 06, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Alpena to the number of sex offenders is 132 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $330 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $374 (0.6%)

Alpena satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (50.6 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (147.8 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (312.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Green Forest, AR (2.8 miles ), Harrison, AR (3.3 miles ), Omaha, AR (3.5 miles) , Oak Grove, AR (3.7 miles ), Blue Eye, AR (3.9 miles) , Blue Eye, MO (3.9 miles) , Bellefonte, AR (3.9 miles ), Bergman, AR (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.29 N, Longitude: 93.30 W

Area code: 870

Alpena household income distribution Alpena home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (30%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Alpena: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alpena, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alpena-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Alpena town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F3 tornado 16.6 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alpena-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from Alpena center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 217.1 miles away from Alpena center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 198.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alpena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alpena:

  • BRISTOL POINTE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HARRISON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • NORTH ARKANSAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HILLCREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • BOONE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • CARROLL COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; BERRYVILLE, AR)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL BERRYVILLE Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; BERRYVILLE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpena:

  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 50 miles; Bentonville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,634)
  • University of Arkansas (about 52 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 63 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 64 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Drury University (about 65 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Evangel University (about 65 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Crowder College (about 70 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)

Public high school in Alpena:

  • ALPENA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 300A SOUTH DENVER; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Alpena:

  • ALPENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 300D SOUTH DENVER; Grades: PK - 06)
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Notable locations in Alpena: Alpena Fire Department (A), Alpena Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Boone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpena that have no violations reported:

  • ALPENA WATERWORKS (Population served: 550, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.9%
(35.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alpena compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Arkansas average:

11.8

Alpena travel time to work - commute Alpena mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alpena town (based on Boone County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,48582
Mainline Protestant2,43713
Catholic9701
Other5752
None9,436-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Boone County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Boone County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Boone County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

27.8%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$293
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$402
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$853
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$399
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$554
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,901

Alpena government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($25.19)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($143.58)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($30.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $50,000 ($125.94)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($27.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($83.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($27.71)

Alpena government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($100.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $38,000 ($95.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($15.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($176.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($42.82)
    General Support: $7,000 ($17.63)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $13,000 ($32.75)
    Property: $6,000 ($15.11)

Alpena government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($544.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $211,000 ($531.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($12.59)

Alpena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($176.32)

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Carroll County, AR  0.68% ($26,407 average AGI)
from Newton County, AR  0.62% ($21,346)
from Taney County, MO  0.46% ($34,310)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Carroll County, AR  0.50% ($23,683 average AGI)
to Taney County, MO  0.49% ($31,565)
to Newton County, AR  0.47% ($29,203)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alpena:

  • KNWA (1600 AM; 5 kW; BELLEFONTE, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTHS (1480 AM; 5 kW; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KHOZ (900 AM; 1 kW; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KOMC (1220 AM; 1 kW; BRANSON, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING CO. OF BRANSON, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alpena:

  • KHOZ-FM (102.9 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTHS-FM (107.1 FM; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KCWD (96.1 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSMS-FM (90.5 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UINIVERSITY)
  • KOMC-FM (100.1 FM; KIMBERLING CITY, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KBPB (91.9 FM; HARRISON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KOZO (89.7 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP, INC)
  • K204CN (88.7 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTCN (100.9 FM; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KRZK (106.3 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING CO. OF BRANSON)
  • KAMO-FM (94.3 FM; ROGERS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLFC (88.1 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: MOUNTAINTOP BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alpena:

  • K54FH (Channel 54; GREEN FOREST, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC)
  • K23DU (Channel 23; HARRISON, AR; Owner: CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED FOR CHRIST)
  • KWBM (Channel 31; HARRISON, AR; Owner: R.S. COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTKO-LP (Channel 8; HARRISON, AR; Owner: TKO, INC.)
  • K17DL (Channel 17; BRANSON, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • KNJE-LP (Channel 68; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TV-34, INC., AN ARKANSAS CORPORATION)

Alpena fatal accident list:

Jan 25, 1984 05:50 AM, 68s4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alpena)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Alpena, 14068 Deaf School Road (Lat: 36.324472 Lon: -93.258472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQGC577
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2006, Expiration Date: 12/08/2016, Certifier: Dwight A Downing
    Registrant: Cox Communications, 144 N. 7th Street, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: (785) 827-4367, Fax: (785) 825-2162, Email:
  • CARRLOLLTON, 1537 County Road 919 (Lat: 36.242111 Lon: -93.311417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.8 m, Overall height: 80.5 m, Call Sign: WQQG254
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 12/03/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive, Ms: A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K5QHY, Licensee ID: L01017467
    Grant Date: 12/21/2005, Expiration Date: 03/21/2016, Certifier: David E Thomason
    Registrant: David E Thomason, 404 Hwy 62 E, Alpena, AR 72611
  • Call Sign: KB5QBC, Licensee ID: L00748647
    Grant Date: 09/29/2003, Expiration Date: 06/09/2012, Certifier: Debbie A Burke
    Registrant: Debbie A Burke, 513 Cr 9204, Alpena, AR 72611
  • Call Sign: W0MXH, Licensee ID: L01412090
    Grant Date: 06/27/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018, Certifier: James H Walter
    Registrant: James H Walter, Alpena, AR 72611-0267
  • Call Sign: KC9HSX, Licensee ID: L01026118
    Grant Date: 06/06/2005, Expiration Date: 06/06/2015, Certifier: Richard W Ritchie
    Registrant: Richard W Ritchie, 1862 Cr 912, Alpena, AR 72611

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Alpena

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alpena, AR
Most common first names in Alpena, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1874.7 years
John1379.5 years
Robert1080.2 years
William1071.1 years
Thomas773.3 years
Pearl679.4 years
George568.6 years
Frank574.2 years
Mary580.8 years
Willie582.2 years
Most common last names in Alpena, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1580.6 years
Bailey1472.9 years
Bell979.1 years
Alford866.9 years
Hulsey778.4 years
Jones685.8 years
Cantwell669.5 years
Ward676.5 years
Taylor574.2 years
Armer578.6 years

Alpena on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
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