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Population in 2012: 263 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 

Males: 148  (56.4%)
Females: 115  (43.6%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72414.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,316 (it was $22,353 in 2000)
Black Oak:

$28,316
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,635

Black Oak town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,227 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Black Oak:

$62,227
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,419; Detached houses: $63,273; Mobile homes: $21,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $539.

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  • White alone - 253 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Black Oak: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (29.8%), English (10.6%), United States (7.3%), Irish (6.4%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 590 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Black Oak:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Oak town:

  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $280 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $270 (0.5%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+2.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Black Oak-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 225% 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 significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 27% greater 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 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 16.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from Black Oak center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 12.2 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 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).
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Birthplace of: Jim "Dandy" Mangrum - Male singer.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Black Oak, AR

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

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 18 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,301)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 52 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 56 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 65 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • Union University (about 86 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 86 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • Harding University (about 87 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.0%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Black Oak, AR

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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Black Oak travel time to work - commute


Black Oak mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.66%
Here64.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents46.7%14.0%10.3%8.1%6.5%
Congregations24.3%15.8%13.2%13.2%1.3%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.8%1.9%1.1%1.1%7.5%
Congregations7.2%2.0%0.7%3.3%19.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
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$1,950
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,950

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $42,000 ($159.70)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($64.64)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($41.83)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($38.02)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($22.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($136.88)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($64.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($152.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($76.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($117.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($91.25)
    General Support: $10,000 ($38.02)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $11,000 ($41.83)
    Property: $3,000 ($11.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $421,000 ($1600.76)

8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($130 average AGI)
Craighead County:

0.09%
Arkansas average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Poinsett County, AR  0.69% ($22,402 average AGI)
from Greene County, AR  0.62% ($27,721)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.55% ($29,113)


7.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greene County, AR  0.75% ($32,474 average AGI)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.67% ($25,288)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.44% ($36,911)

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 drivers: 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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