Black Rock, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 642 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.5%
 
Males: 300  (46.8%)
Females: 342  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72415, 72476.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,927 (it was $22,407 in 2000)
Black Rock:

$30,927
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,932 (it was $11,731 in 2000)

Black Rock city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,418 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Black Rock:

$59,418
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $63,483; Detached houses: $68,264; Townhouses or other attached units: $48,259; In 2-unit structures: $96,518; Mobile homes: $26,140

Median gross rent in 2012: $545.

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Black Rock races chart
  • White alone - 647 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Black Rock: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.8%), United States (10.0%), German (7.7%), French (6.0%), English (5.8%), Dutch (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 308 feet

Land area: 3.28 square miles.

Population density: 196 people per square mile   (very low).

Black Rock,AR real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Black Rock:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Rock city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Black Rock, Arkansas as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Black Rock to the number of sex offenders is 92 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $242 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $375 (0.7%)

Black Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (29.8 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (93.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (396.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Powhatan, AR (1.4 miles) , Portia, AR (1.5 miles ), Imboden, AR (2.8 miles ), Hoxie, AR (2.8 miles ), Walnut Ridge, AR (2.9 miles ), College City, AR (3.0 miles ), Minturn, AR (3.2 miles) , Lynn, AR (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $20,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.11 N, Longitude: 91.10 W

Area code: 870

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

7.4%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +56 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (32%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Black Rock, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Black Rock-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Black Rock city center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/5/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Black Rock-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 54.1 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 77.8 miles away from Black Rock 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 113.6 miles away from the city 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 74.8 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) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Black Rock center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 90.0 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 Lawrence County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Black Rock topographic map

Birthplace of: Lee Tate - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Black Rock:

  • WALNUT RIDGE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • WALNUT RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE HALL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE HALL EAST (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; POCAHONTAS, AR)

Amtrak station near Black Rock:

  • 9 miles: WALNUT RIDGE (HWY. 67 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 30 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 60 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Harding University (about 70 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 85 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 90 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 91 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 94 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high school in Black Rock:

  • BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 189 NORTH ST JOSEPH ST; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Black Rock:

  • BLACK ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 189 NORTH ST JOSEPH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
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Notable locations in Black Rock: Black Rock Volunteer Fire Department (A), Black Rock Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Forest Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fall Creek (A), Eagle Riffle (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Black Rock that have no violations reported:

  • BLACK ROCK WATERWORKS (Population served: 663, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.2%
(32.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.7%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Black Rock compared to Arkansas 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Black Rock city (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.76%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents38.1%13.3%11.0%10.8%10.1%
Congregations20.3%21.6%16.2%13.5%2.7%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents9.2%3.6%1.6%0.9%1.4%
Congregations10.8%8.1%2.7%1.4%2.7%
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: 8
Lawrence County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lawrence County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.6%
Arkansas:

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

14.7%
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$1,771$21,2520$0
Other Government Administration 7$691$1,1850$0
Judicial and Legal 3$1,275$5,1000$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,530$27,1800$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,684$32,2080$0
Water Supply 1$2,569$30,8280$0
Totals for Government 15$13,520$10,8160$0

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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  0.96% ($24,820 average AGI)
from Randolph County, AR  0.96% ($22,100)
from Greene County, AR  0.42% ($13,682)


7.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
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  1.75% ($28,707 average AGI)
to Randolph County, AR  1.37% ($24,167)
to Greene County, AR  0.84% ($21,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in Black Rock:

  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KPOC (1420 AM; 1 kW; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black Rock:

  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRLW-FM (106.3 FM; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K211BX (90.1 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOC-FM (103.9 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Black Rock:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Black Rock fatal accident list:

Jul 21, 2007 03:20 PM, Us-63-03, Lat: 36.10392, Lon: -91.09940, Vehicles: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 3, 2004 04:10 PM, Us-63-03, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 1975 08:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Black Rock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Old Davidsonville State Pk Hdqs (Lat: 36.159500 Lon: -91.066778), Call Sign: WZC840, Licensee ID: L00131246
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5400 MHz, 46.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 05/01/2015
    Registrant: State Of Arkansas, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: (501) 682-7639
  • MP 389.2 TOR, Bnsf Ls1001 Mp 389.2 - Tor (Lat: 36.117972 Lon: -91.090250), Type: Tank, Structure height: 1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQPQ523
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 07/19/2022, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K5BM, Licensee ID: L00241488
    Grant Date: 05/26/2000, Expiration Date: 07/10/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2004
    Registrant: Peter Kors, 46 Lawrence 150, Black Rock, AR 72415
  • Call Sign: N5ITE, Licensee ID: L00436204
    Grant Date: 07/27/2005, Expiration Date: 10/22/2015, Certifier: James V Robertson
    Registrant: James V Robertson, Black Rock, AR 72415


FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Black Rock)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Black Rock

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Black Rock, AR
Most common first names in Black Rock, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1674.4 years
James1467.3 years
John1378.2 years
Charles1166.6 years
Robert1179.4 years
Mary782.0 years
Albert568.0 years
Edith575.4 years
Henry584.4 years
Joe470.8 years
Most common last names in Black Rock, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3774.8 years
Mccarroll980.9 years
Williams867.5 years
Brown879.4 years
Davis880.3 years
Phillips880.2 years
Woodson782.6 years
Mclaughlin683.3 years
Verkler672.0 years
Robertson680.3 years

Black Rock on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
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