Bellefonte, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 478 (80% urban, 20% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.5%
Males: 213  (44.7%)
Females: 265  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

43.4 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72601.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,711 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Bellefonte:

$41,711
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,091 (it was $12,958 in 2000)

Bellefonte town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $122,132 (it was $53,700 in 2000)
Bellefonte:

$122,132
AR:

$136,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $544.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bellefonte: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.7%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for other race residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Bellefonte, AR (2019)
    • 41593.3%White alone
    • 153.4%Hispanic
    • 51.1%Two or more races
    • 40.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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Ancestries: English (19.4%), American (12.1%), German (12.1%), Irish (8.7%), French (4.4%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1062 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 812 people per square mile   (low).

Bellefonte, Arkansas map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $570 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,273 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (62.8 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (161.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (317.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Valley Springs, AR (2.1 miles),
Harrison, AR (2.1 miles ),
Bergman, AR (2.8 miles ),
Everton, AR (2.9 miles),
Western Grove, AR (2.9 miles ),
Zinc, AR (3.1 miles),
Pyatt, AR (3.5 miles ),
Pindall, AR (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 36.20 N, Longitude: 93.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Bellefonte, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bellefonte, AR in 2019
Bellefonte satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bellefonte, AR residents
Average permit cost in Bellefonte, AR
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Most common industries in Bellefonte, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Truck transportation (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.7%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Bellefonte, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Religious workers (3.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (16.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)

Average climate in Bellefonte, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bellefonte-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the Bellefonte 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 8.7 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bellefonte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 567% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.9 miles away from Bellefonte center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 213.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from Bellefonte center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from Bellefonte center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from Bellefonte center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boone County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bellefonte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bellefonte:

  • HHA OF N AR REGIONAL MED CTR (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HOSPICE OF THE HILLS (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • BOONE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • NORTH ARKANSAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HILLCREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HARRISON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • BRISTOL POINTE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HARRISON, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bellefonte:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 63 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,038)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 64 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • University of Arkansas (about 64 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 71 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 72 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Evangel University (about 72 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Drury University (about 72 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Valley Springs Fire Department Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Brush Creek (A). Display/hide its location 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
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.6%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Bellefonte:

Marital status in Bellefonte, AR
  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

For population 25 years and over in Bellefonte:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bellefonte, AR (based on Boone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Boone County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
Arkansas:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Bellefonte:

28.7
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bellefonte:

22.5%
Arkansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
Arkansas:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.2%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Bellefonte:

56.9%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.7%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bellefonte, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 4$4,286
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$684
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$2,036
Totals for Government 0$0 15$7,006

Bellefonte government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $113,000 ($236.40)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($69.04)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($35.56)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($31.38)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($29.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($12.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,000 ($102.51)

Bellefonte government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $59,000 ($123.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $31,000 ($64.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($64.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($46.03)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($12.55)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($25.10)

Bellefonte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $600,000 ($1255.23)

6.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Newton County, AR  0.62% ($31,088 average AGI)
from Carroll County, AR  0.54% ($26,116)
from Taney County, MO  0.43% ($33,691)


5.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Newton County, AR  0.56% ($23,861 average AGI)
to Carroll County, AR  0.48% ($27,393)
to Taney County, MO  0.43% ($29,055)

Businesses in Bellefonte, AR

  • SONIC Drive-In: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bellefonte:

  • KNWA (1600 AM; 5 kW; BELLEFONTE, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHOZ (900 AM; 1 kW; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTHS (1480 AM; 5 kW; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bellefonte:

  • KCWD (96.1 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBPB (91.9 FM; HARRISON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KHOZ-FM (102.9 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBCN-FM (104.3 FM; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF MARSHALL, INC.)
  • KSMS-FM (90.5 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UINIVERSITY)
  • KTHS-FM (107.1 FM; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KOMC-FM (100.1 FM; KIMBERLING CITY, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KRZK (106.3 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING CO. OF BRANSON)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Bellefonte:

  • KWBM (Channel 31; HARRISON, AR; Owner: R.S. COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTKO-LP (Channel 8; HARRISON, AR; Owner: TKO, INC.)
  • K54FH (Channel 54; GREEN FOREST, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC)
  • K23DU (Channel 23; HARRISON, AR; Owner: CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED FOR CHRIST)

Bellefonte fatal accident list:

Feb 27, 2018 06:36 AM, Us-65-020, Lat: 36.201086, Lon: -93.049467, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 2011 08:15 PM, Us-65-02, Huzzah Dr., Lat: 36.199844, Lon: -93.046467, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 4, 2001 11:08 AM, Us-65-02, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 1988 05:20 AM, 65s2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Mar 16, 1986 01:10 AM, 206s1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 6, 1979 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 7, 1978 11:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.0mTotal length
  • $6,486,000Total costs
  • 32,337Total average daily traffic
  • 1,168Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,021Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bellefonte, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bellefonte, AR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bellefonte, AR
  • 77.5%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bellefonte, AR
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 45.0%Electricity
  • 2.5%No fuel used


Bellefonte compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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