Big Flat, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 61  (58.9%)
Females: 43  (41.1%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72617, 72639.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,952 (it was $21,094 in 2000)
Big Flat:

$33,952
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,205 (it was $11,294 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,358 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Big Flat:

$117,358
AR:

$109,500
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  • Races in Big Flat, AR (2010)

    Big Flat races chart
    • 10398.1%White alone
    • 11.0%Two or more races
    • 11.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big Flat: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (27.3%), Irish (14.3%), United States (9.1%), French (5.2%), Dutch (3.9%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1237 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 97 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Big Flat:

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Flat town:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $239 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $404 (0.3%)

Big Flat satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (85.0 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (150.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (333.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fifty-Six, AR (3.2 miles) , Marshall, AR (3.8 miles ), Leslie, AR (3.8 miles ), Norfork, AR (4.0 miles ), Gilbert, AR (4.1 miles) , Calico Rock, AR (4.2 miles ), Dennard, AR (4.3 miles ), Salesville, AR (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 36.00 N, Longitude: 92.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Big Flat household income distribution Big Flat home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+11.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (50%)
  • Transportation occupations (31%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (45%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Big Flat, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Flat-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Big Flat town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 29.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Flat-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% 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 119.5 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from Big Flat center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 58.7 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 149.3 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 178.8 miles away from Big Flat center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 147.8 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 Baxter County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Flat topographic map

Birthplace of: Robbie Branscum - Children's writer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Flat:

  • SEARCY COUNTY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MARSHALL, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Flat:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 64 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 65 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Harding University (about 65 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 71 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 85 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 89 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 96 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)

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Notable location: Big Flat Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Big Flat Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 40.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Flat and their reported violations in the past:

BIG FLAT WATERWORKS (Population served: 523, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.3%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Big Flat compared to Arkansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Arkansas average:

11.8

Big Flat travel time to work - commute Big Flat mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Electricity (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Flat town (based on Baxter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,88474
Mainline Protestant2,5289
Catholic2,3591
Other8886
Black Protestant4992
None20,355-
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: 7
Baxter County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Baxter County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Baxter County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

11.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Baxter County:

26.1%
Arkansas:

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

10.2%
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$30$3600$0
Other Government Administration 5$30$720$0
Totals for Government 6$60$1200$0

Big Flat government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $29,000 ($278.85)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($125.00)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($28.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($28.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($221.15)

Big Flat government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($9.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($182.69)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($9.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($153.85)
    Highways: $5,000 ($48.08)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,000 ($105.77)
    Property: $2,000 ($19.23)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($19.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($461.54)

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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 Marion County, AR  0.76% ($23,522 average AGI)
from Fulton County, AR  0.24% ($18,167)
from Ozark County, MO  0.18% ($30,769)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
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 Marion County, AR  0.75% ($22,559 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.24% ($40,222)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.18% ($33,111)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Flat:

  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KNWA (1600 AM; 5 kW; BELLEFONTE, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTLO (1240 AM; 1 kW; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Flat:

  • KBCN-FM (104.3 FM; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF MARSHALL, INC.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KFFB (106.1 FM; FAIRFIELD BAY, AR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCAST, INC)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KCWD (96.1 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCMH (91.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: CHRISTIAN B/C GROUP OF MT. HOME, INC)
  • KTLO-FM (97.9 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KHPQ (92.1 FM; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • KCTT-FM (101.7 FM; YELLVILLE, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTZ (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, AR; Owner: JOHN M. DOWDY)

TV broadcast stations around Big Flat:

  • KEMV (Channel 6; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Pumping Station At Intersection Of Cr14 And Cr 140 (Lat: 35.968417 Lon: -92.400417), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPWU776
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2003, Expiration Date: 01/23/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2013, Certifier: Mike Houston
    Registrant: Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc., 910 Ploof Drive, Hueytown, AL 35023, Phone: (205) 432-2700, Fax: (205) 491-4751, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 674V , Serial Number: CD-106, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1960
    Registrant (Corporation): Prasutagus LLC, 31529 Highway 263, Big Flat, AR 72617

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Flat, AR
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