Arkansas City, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 349 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -40.7%
Males: 178  (51.3%)
Females: 171  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71630.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,635 (it was $22,014 in 2000)
Arkansas City:

$40,635
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,633 (it was $14,523 in 2000)

Arkansas City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,309 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Arkansas City:

$35,309
AR:

$109,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $329.

  • Races in Arkansas City, AR (2010)

    Arkansas City races chart
    • 18450.3%White alone
    • 17247.0%Black alone
    • 41.1%Hispanic
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Other race alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Arkansas City: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.1%), Irish (9.5%), United States (7.5%), German (2.4%), French (1.3%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/12/1873

Elevation: 136 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 730 people per square mile   (low).

Arkansas City, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Arkansas City:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arkansas City city:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Arkansas City, Arkansas as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Arkansas City to the number of sex offenders is 351 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $368 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (0.7%)

Arkansas City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (63.1 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (125.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (327.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: McGehee, AR (3.3 miles ), Benoit, MS (3.4 miles ), Dermott, AR (3.8 miles ), Reed, AR (3.9 miles ), Metcalfe, MS (4.0 miles ), Tillar, AR (4.0 miles ), Greenville, MS (4.1 miles ), Beulah, MS (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 91.20 W

Area code: 870

Arkansas City household income distribution Arkansas City home values distribution

Crime rates in Arkansas City by Year
Type 2006 2007 2009
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 310
per 100,000 540.5185.90.0
Burglaries 984
per 100,000 1,621.61,487.0784.3
Thefts 31010
per 100,000 540.51,858.71,960.8
Auto thefts 010
per 100,000 0.0185.90.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.0) 253.2239.9138.8

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Crime rate in Arkansas City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Arkansas average:

2.01
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+12.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Arkansas City, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Arkansas City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Arkansas City city center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

On 4/17/1978, a category F4 tornado 15.2 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arkansas City-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 148.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Arkansas City center
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) earthquake occurred 124.0 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 218.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 144.4 miles away from Arkansas City center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 184.8 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 Desha County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arkansas City topographic map

Birthplace of: John H. Johnson - Businessman.

Hospitals and medical centers near Arkansas City:

  • DELTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DUMAS, AR)
  • DESHA COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DUMAS, AR)
  • HOSPICE CARE FOUNDATION, INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • PINE BLUFF DIALYSIS - KIDNEY CTR OF MCGEHEE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • SOUTHERN HERITAGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • LEISURE LODGE INC MCGEHEE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • DERMOTT CITY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DERMOTT, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arkansas City:

  • Delta State University (about 29 miles; Cleveland, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 36 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 51 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 58 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 65 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Holmes Community College (about 87 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)

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Notable locations in Arkansas City: Arkansas City Police Department (A), Desha County Sheriff's Office (B), Desha County Courthouse (C), Arkansas City Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Arkansas City: Arkansas City Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Desha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

  • ARKANSAS CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 535, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.7%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.9%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Arkansas City compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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 below state average.

Banks with branches in Arkansas City (2011 data):

  • McGehee Bank: Teller's Window Branch at Highway 4, branch established on 1937/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $115.5 mil, Deposits: $96.8 mil, headquarters in Mcgehee, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mcgehee Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Arkansas average:

11.8

Arkansas City travel time to work - commute Arkansas City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arkansas City city (based on Desha County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,17332
Black Protestant1,38010
Mainline Protestant8567
Catholic822
Other341
None4,483-
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: 6
Desha County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Desha County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Desha County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Desha County:

33.6%
Arkansas:

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

14.7%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,190$38,2801$1,919
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,446
Police Protection - Officers 1$5,949$71,3881$402
Streets and Highways 1$4,870$58,4400$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,071
Totals for Government 3$14,009$56,0369$4,838

Arkansas City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($300.86)
    Financial Administration: $74,000 ($212.03)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($200.57)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($126.07)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($40.11)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($37.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($8.60)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $104,000 ($297.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($42.98)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($5.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $82,000 ($234.96)

Arkansas City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $147,000 ($421.20)
    All Other: $9,000 ($25.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $52,000 ($149.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($74.50)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($17.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $220,000 ($630.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $102,000 ($292.26)
    Highways: $42,000 ($120.34)
    General Support: $10,000 ($28.65)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $16,000 ($45.85)
    Property: $5,000 ($14.33)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $192,000 ($550.14)

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
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 Drew County, AR  0.68% ($21,552 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.65% ($25,607)
from Chicot County, AR  0.49% ($24,762)


7.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
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 Drew County, AR  0.87% ($51,368 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.85% ($23,432)
to Jefferson County, AR  0.66% ($25,897)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arkansas City:

  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • KVSA (1220 AM; 1 kW; MCGEHEE, AR; Owner: SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS,INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDDT (900 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNIX (1330 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arkansas City:

  • KRKD (105.7 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXSA-FM (103.1 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUUZ (95.9 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBAD (94.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: INTERCHANGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arkansas City:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K53FB (Channel 53; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W33BH (Channel 33; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Arkansas City fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 1989 00:35 AM, 4s17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Most common first names in Arkansas City, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1269.9 years
John1075.3 years
Mary1082.0 years
Robert769.3 years
Willie677.3 years
Thomas473.0 years
Annie481.7 years
Frank468.8 years
William479.2 years
Richard374.6 years
Most common last names in Arkansas City, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown669.5 years
Fowler666.8 years
Fletcher568.0 years
Green580.0 years
Glover582.6 years
Lewis571.0 years
Williams576.0 years
Grundy469.0 years
Inman479.0 years
Johnson474.2 years

Arkansas City on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
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