Black Oak, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 262 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.4%
 
Males: 148  (56.8%)
Females: 114  (43.2%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72414.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,882 (it was $22,353 in 2000)
Black Oak:

$31,882
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,090 (it was $13,237 in 2000)

Black Oak town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,261 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Black Oak:

$62,261
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $52,488; Detached houses: $59,531; Mobile homes: $25,270

Median gross rent in 2013: $597.

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  • Races in Black Oak, AR (2010)

    Black Oak races chart
    • 25396.6%White alone
    • 83.1%Hispanic
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

Races in Black Oak detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Black Oak: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.4%), English (11.3%), United States (9.1%), Irish (5.4%), Dutch (1.1%), Russian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 587 people per square mile   (low).

Black Oak,AR real estate house value index trend

Black Oak, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Black Oak:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Oak town:

  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $357 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $254 (0.5%)

Black Oak satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (18.3 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (54.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (422.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Monette, AR (2.0 miles ), Lake City, AR (2.1 miles ), Caraway, AR (2.4 miles ), Leachville, AR (3.0 miles ), Manila, AR (3.4 miles ), Etowah, AR (3.4 miles ), Bay, AR (3.6 miles ), Brookland, AR (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.84 N, Longitude: 90.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Black Oak household income distribution Black Oak home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (57%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)

Work and jobs in Black Oak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Black Oak, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Black Oak-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Black Oak town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused $350,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 11.5 miles away from the town center caused $30,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Black Oak-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 14.0 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 58.8 miles away from Black Oak 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 35.6 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 103.0 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 16.9 miles away from Black Oak 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 226.8 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 Craighead County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Black Oak topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim "Dandy" Mangrum - Male singer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Black Oak:

  • CARAWAY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CARAWAY, AR)
  • MANILA NH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANILA, AR)
  • MANILA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANILA, AR)
  • ROSE CARE CENTER OF TRUMANN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TRUMANN, AR)
  • TRUMANN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TRUMANN, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black Oak:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 18 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Rhodes College (about 52 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 52 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 55 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 57 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 66 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Union University (about 86 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

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

Craighead 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 2003 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.3%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.5%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Black Oak compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Arkansas average:

11.8

Black Oak travel time to work - commute Black Oak mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Black Oak town (based on Craighead County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,184129
Mainline Protestant5,40824
Catholic2,4702
Other1,47710
Black Protestant6555
None42,249-
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: 22
Craighead County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Craighead County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 74
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Craighead County:

29.3%
Arkansas:

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

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,250
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,250

Black Oak government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $42,000 ($160.31)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($64.89)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($41.98)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($38.17)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($22.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($137.40)

Black Oak government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($64.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($152.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($76.34)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($118.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($91.60)
    General Support: $10,000 ($38.17)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $11,000 ($41.98)
    Property: $3,000 ($11.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $421,000 ($1606.87)

7.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
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 Greene County, AR  0.61% ($30,407 average AGI)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.58% ($35,408)
from Poinsett County, AR  0.57% ($28,210)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
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 Greene County, AR  0.77% ($25,823 average AGI)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.56% ($26,565)
to Mississippi County, AR  0.39% ($22,516)

Strongest AM radio stations in Black Oak:

  • 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)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KBTM (1230 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRS (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black Oak:

  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJBX (106.7 FM; TRUMANN, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KJBR (93.7 FM; MARKED TREE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAUF (89.9 FM; KENNETT, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Black Oak:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K27FC (Channel 27; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Black Oak fatal accident list:

Jul 29, 1989 10:50 AM, 18s4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Black Oak)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Arkansas Hwy 18 At 135 (Lat: 35.850361 Lon: -90.351500), Call Sign: KNFL697, Licensee ID: L00009040
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/26/1996, Expiration Date: 03/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2001
    Registrant: County Of Craighead, County Courthouse, Jonesboro, AR 72401
  • Lat: 35.851389 Lon: -90.368056, Call Sign: WQBZ490
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.005 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2005, Expiration Date: 01/11/2015, Certifier: Jim Grisham
    Registrant: Poinsett Communications, Inc., 2100 Wingate Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72404, Phone: (870) 933-9284, Fax: (870) 933-9284, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 35.980889 Lon: -94.071861), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNH791
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 11/17/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2003
    Registrant: Phone: (501) 521-2900

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Black Oak, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2071.9 years
William1178.2 years
John977.7 years
Robert771.0 years
Willie573.2 years
Ruth573.6 years
Floyd471.2 years
Albert480.0 years
George479.2 years
Grover476.8 years
Most common last names in Black Oak, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dunigan770.9 years
Dewitt782.0 years
Johnson782.9 years
Cook670.0 years
Golden679.0 years
Brown574.4 years
Jackson581.2 years
Henry577.4 years
Thomas473.5 years
Williams472.3 years

Black Oak on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other health and personal care stores"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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