Black Springs, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 97 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 
Males: 52  (54.3%)
Females: 45  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Arkansas median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 71960

Estimated median household income in 2015: $26,646 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Black Springs:

$26,646
AR:

$41,995

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $15,550 (it was $12,312 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $60,536 (it was $36,500 in 2000)
Black Springs:

$60,536
AR:

$120,700

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $102,561; Detached houses: $98,367; Mobile homes: $136,340
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Black Springs: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (12.5%), English (12.5%), Irish (12.5%), Polish (12.5%), American (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 777 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 224 people per square mile   (very low).

Black Springs, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Black Springs:

  • High school or higher: 56.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Springs town:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Black Springs town:  0.6% ($210)
Arkansas:  0.7% ($500)

Black Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (73.8 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (137.9 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (211.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Norman, AR (1.4 miles ), Mount Ida, AR (2.8 miles ), Oden, AR (3.4 miles ), Glenwood, AR (3.6 miles ), Kirby, AR (3.9 miles ), Daisy, AR (4.0 miles) , Amity, AR (4.4 miles ), Murfreesboro, AR (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.46 N, Longitude: 93.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Black Springs household income distribution Black Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+17.5%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (43%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (75%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (29%)
  • Material moving occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Community and social service occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Black Springs, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Black Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Black Springs town center killed 7 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 12/23/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the town center injured 29 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Black Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.5 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, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Black Springs center
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 208.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.6 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 262.9 miles away from Black Springs center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 199.6 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 Montgomery County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Black Springs topographic map

Birthplace of: Boyd Anderson Tackett - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Black Springs:

  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOUNT IDA, AR)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MOUNT IDA, AR)
  • GLENWOOD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLENWOOD, AR)

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

  • National Park Community College (about 35 miles; Hot Springs, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • Henderson State University (about 44 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 66 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 67 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • Texarkana College (about 74 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 75 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 81 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

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Church in Black Springs: Black Springs First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Black Springs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.6. This is better than average.

City:

60.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 38.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 5.7%
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.5
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Black Springs town (based on Montgomery County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,53225
Mainline Protestant3534
Black Protestant1781
Catholic1001
None5,324-
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: 2
Montgomery County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montgomery County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

27.1%
Arkansas:

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

11.1%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($257.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($20.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($30.93)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($51.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($61.86)
    General Support: $2,000 ($20.62)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($10.31)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($247.42)

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
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 Garland County, AR  1.50% ($20,024 average AGI)
from Pike County, AR  0.66% ($23,944)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Garland County, AR  1.63% ($21,511 average AGI)
to Pike County, AR  0.69% ($27,474)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.40% ($29,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Black Springs:

  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black Springs:

  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWXE (104.5 FM; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENA-FM (102.1 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $54,000Total costs
  • 25Total average daily traffic
  • 33Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy 8 6 Mi N (Lat: 34.461778 Lon: -93.704361), Call Sign: KNEJ795
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.8400 MHz, 49.2400 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/1997, Expiration Date: 12/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003Registrant: B & B Logging Inc, Hc 8 Box 151, Mena, AR 71953-8721, Phone: (501) 334-2705

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Black Springs compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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