For population 25 years and over in Arkansas City:
For population 15 years and over in Arkansas City city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $364 (0.6%)
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:
Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 91.20 W
Area code: 870
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Crime in Arkansas City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+12.8%).
Work and jobs in Arkansas City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Arkansas City, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Arkansas City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 165% 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 significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.7 miles away from Arkansas City center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Arkansas City center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
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: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John H. Johnson - Businessman.
Hospitals/medical centers near Arkansas City:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Arkansas City and their reported violations in the past:ARKANSAS CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 614, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.9%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
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Banks with branches in Arkansas City (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Arkansas City (based on Desha County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Arkansas City government finances in 2002:
5.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,630 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,831 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Arkansas City fatal accident list:
Aug 27, 1989 00:35 AM, 4s17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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