Birdsong, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 39 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 15  (40.5%)
Females: 24  (59.5%)
Median resident age:  56.2 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 72386

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,070 (it was $6,806 in 2000)
Birdsong:

$32,070
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $40,282 (it was $9,363 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $48,374 (it was $18,800 in 2000)
Birdsong:

$48,374
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $65,828; Detached houses: $100,978; Mobile homes: $32,498
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Birdsong: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 221 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 356 people per square mile   (very low).

Birdsong, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Birdsong:

  • High school or higher: 67.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birdsong town:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.5%
  • Divorced: 22.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $317 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $222 (0.6%)

Birdsong satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (28.7 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (416.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Gilmore, AR (1.9 miles ), Turrell, AR (2.4 miles ), Tyronza, AR (2.4 miles ), Joiner, AR (2.7 miles ), Bassett, AR (3.0 miles) , Dyess, AR (3.1 miles ), Marked Tree, AR (3.2 miles ), Clarkedale, AR (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.46 N, Longitude: 90.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Birdsong household income distribution Birdsong home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -90 (-69.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (67%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (54%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (67%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (33%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (38%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Birdsong, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Birdsong-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Birdsong town center caused $30,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1998, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused $350,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Birdsong-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 12.9 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 80.2 miles away from Birdsong center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.9 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 16.2 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 124.9 miles away from Birdsong center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birdsong topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Birdsong:

  • CRITTENDEN REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH-MARKED TR (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MARKED TREE, AR)
  • DAVITA - MARKED TREE DX (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MARKED TREE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birdsong:

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 26 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 27 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 29 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 61 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 64 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Union University (about 81 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 75.0. This is about average.

City:

75.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.595. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.595
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.07. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.07
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.75
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.2%
Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  34.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Arkansas average:

11.6

Birdsong travel time to work - commute Birdsong mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Birdsong town (based on Mississippi County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,84595
Black Protestant3,02716
Mainline Protestant2,07315
Other7003
Catholic5002
None15,335-
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: 14
Mississippi County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mississippi County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

32.5%
Arkansas:

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

14.3%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Birdsong:

44.4%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Birdsong:

29.8
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.7%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.2%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Birdsong:

36.7%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

50.2%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.4%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Birdsong, AR Residents
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
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$159
Sewerage 0$0 1$257
Totals for Government 0$0 2$416

Birdsong government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($128.21)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($76.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($51.28)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($25.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($76.92)

Birdsong government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($128.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($128.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($51.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($76.92)

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Craighead County, AR  0.80% ($22,516 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.30% ($15,178)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.28% ($27,738)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.19% ($35,408 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,875)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.30% ($32,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Birdsong:

  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WLRM (1380 AM; 3 kW; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: WORLD OVERCOMERS OUTREACH MINISTRIES)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birdsong:

  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KKLV (94.7 FM; TURRELL, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJBR (93.7 FM; MARKED TREE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Birdsong:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • W42BY (Channel 42; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC,)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Birdsong, Lat: 35.458139 Lon: -90.261944, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNL516
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021, Certifier: James F Lightfoot Jr.Registrant: Crystal Broadband Networks, 5860 Main St., Clay City, KY 40312, Phone: (877) 319-0328, Fax: (312) 445-3901, Email:
  • Birdsong, Lat: 35.458139 Lon: -90.261944, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNL516
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021, Certifier: James F Lightfoot Jr.Registrant: Crystal Broadband Networks, 5860 Main St., Clay City, KY 40312, Phone: (877) 319-0328, Fax: (312) 445-3901, Email:
  • Birdsong, Lat: 35.458139 Lon: -90.261944, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNL516
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021, Certifier: James F Lightfoot Jr.Registrant: Crystal Broadband Networks, 5860 Main St., Clay City, KY 40312, Phone: (877) 319-0328, Fax: (312) 445-3901, Email:
  • Birdsong, Lat: 35.458139 Lon: -90.261944, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQNL516
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 03/15/2021, Certifier: James F Lightfoot Jr.Registrant: Crystal Broadband Networks, 5860 Main St., Clay City, KY 40312, Phone: (877) 319-0328, Fax: (312) 445-3901, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)

Birdsong compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 above state average.
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