Big Flat, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 54  (52.2%)
Females: 50  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

71.5 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72617, 72639.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,499 (it was $21,094 in 2000)
Big Flat:

$31,499
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,061 (it was $11,294 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $62,665 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Big Flat:

$62,665
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $80,233; detached houses: $80,371

Median gross rent in 2019: $478.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Flat: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.4%
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Ancestries: English (50.0%), American (12.5%).

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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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $612 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $243 (0.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Big Flat, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Big Flat, AR in 2019

Big Flat satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+11.8%).

Average climate in Big Flat, Arkansas

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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 significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 533% 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 253.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 246.6 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 50.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) 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) 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baxter County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Robbie Branscum - Children's writer.

Baxter 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 Big Flat and their reported violations in the past:

BIG FLAT WATERWORKS (Population served: 523, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

For population 15 years and over in Big Flat:

Marital status in Big Flat, AR
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 68.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Big Flat:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

11.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baxter County:

10.2%
Arkansas:

13.6%
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,636$43,6320$0
Financial Administration 0$0 7$3,934
Totals for Government 1$3,636$43,6327$3,934

Big Flat government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $80,000 ($769.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($28.85)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($28.85)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($9.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($173.08)

Big Flat government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,000 ($19.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,000 ($57.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($1144.23)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($67.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,000 ($67.31)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,000 ($1153.85)

6.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Marion County, AR  0.91% ($29,428 average AGI)
from Izard County, AR  0.30% ($33,000)
from Craighead County, AR  0.17% ($39,760)


5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Marion County, AR  0.94% ($23,479 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.31% ($44,043)
to Izard County, AR  0.18% ($43,222)

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)

Big Flat fatal accident list:

Sep 10, 2008 02:40 PM, Sr-14-05, Lat: 36.010610, Lon: -92.399350, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 57.7mTotal length
  • $3,512,000Total costs
  • 59,524Total average daily traffic
  • 1,513Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,166Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Big Flat, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Big Flat, AR

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Flat, AR
  • 81.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Flat, AR
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Big Flat 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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