Black Springs, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 95 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 38  (40.4%)
Females: 57  (59.6%)
Median resident age:

56.4 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip code: 71960

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,108 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Black Springs:

$27,108
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,058 (it was $12,312 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $47,496 (it was $36,500 in 2000)
Black Springs:

$47,496
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $71,078; detached houses: $77,912; mobile homes: $30,571
March 2019 cost of living index in Black Springs: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.0%
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Ancestries: English (26.3%), American (15.8%), Dutch (5.3%), Irish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 777 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 219 people per square mile   (very low).

Black Springs, Arkansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $622 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Black Springs, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Black Springs, AR in 2017

Black Springs satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+17.5%).
Most common industries in Black Springs, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.5%)
  • Social assistance (10.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.5%)
  • Truck transportation (7.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.5%)
  • Wood products (5.0%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (29.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (12.5%)
  • Truck transportation (12.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (12.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (25.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.5%)
  • Leather & allied products (12.5%)
  • Apparel (12.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (12.5%)
Most common occupations in Black Springs, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (25.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Carpenters (8.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (25.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.5%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (12.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.5%)

Average climate in Black Springs, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.9
U.S.:

33.3

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 the city 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 Black Springs 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Boyd Anderson Tackett - Politician.

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

For population 15 years and over in Black Springs:

Marital status in Black Springs, AR
  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

For population 25 years and over in Black Springs:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

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.
Arkansas:

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

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

27.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
Arkansas:

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
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

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
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.5mTotal length
  • $299,000Total costs
  • 1,253Total average daily traffic
  • 23Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,747Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/1997, Expiration Date: 12/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003, Registrant: B & B Logging Inc, Hc 8 Box 151, Mena, AR 71953-8721, Phone: (501) 334-2705

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Black Springs, AR
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 25.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.8%Electricity


Black Springs compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting 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 above state average.
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