Bluff City, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 121 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.4%
Males: 55  (46.2%)
Females: 66  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  56.2 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 71722, 71857.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,455 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$30,455
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,048 (it was $14,358 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $53,749 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$53,749
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $54,429; Detached houses: $63,036; Mobile homes: $26,692
  • Races in Bluff City, AR (2010)

    Bluff City races chart
    • 8568.5%Black alone
    • 3729.8%White alone
    • 21.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bluff City: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (8.6%), American (1.7%), English (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 360 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bluff City:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluff City town:

  • Never married: 11.6%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $357 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $338 (0.8%)

Bluff City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (72.4 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (94.0 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (220.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Reader, AR (1.8 miles) , Chidester, AR (2.5 miles ), Whelen Springs, AR (2.8 miles) , Cale, AR (2.9 miles) , Rosston, AR (3.5 miles ), Gurdon, AR (3.7 miles ), Prescott, AR (3.9 miles ), Willisville, AR (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 33.72 N, Longitude: 93.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Bluff City household income distribution Bluff City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -68 (-30.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (62%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (36%)
  • Transportation occupations (27%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Average climate in Bluff City, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bluff City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Bluff City town center killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 17.0 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

Earthquake activity:

Bluff City-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 77% 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 113.5 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 116.0 miles away from Bluff 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 207.6 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 271.7 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 199.8 miles away from Bluff 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 199.8 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 Nevada County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bluff City:

  • PINEVIEW HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GURDON, AR)
  • GURDON MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GURDON, AR)
  • PRESCOTT MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PRESCOTT, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluff City:

  • Henderson State University (about 29 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,528)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 31 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • National Park Community College (about 56 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Texarkana College (about 58 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 74 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 77 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 84 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

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

Church in Bluff City: Union Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bluff City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Nevada 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 2016: 8.6%
(13.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.0%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Arkansas average:

11.6

Bluff City travel time to work - commute Bluff City mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Bluff City town (based on Nevada County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,99618
Black Protestant1,46911
Mainline Protestant5806
None4,952-
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
Nevada County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Nevada County:

8.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Nevada County:

30.0%
Arkansas:

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

14.4%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.7%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bluff City:

40.5%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Bluff City:

30.7
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.4%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.6%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bluff City:

6.6
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bluff City:

37.1%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Bluff City:

48.4%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluff City:

82.1%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluff City, AR Residents
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 6$360
Firefighters 0$0 1$35
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$215
Totals for Government 0$0 8$610

Bluff City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $6,000 ($49.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($24.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($8.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($8.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($49.59)

Bluff City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($82.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($66.12)
    General Support: $3,000 ($24.79)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $3,000 ($24.79)
    Property: $3,000 ($24.79)

Bluff City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($528.93)

6.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
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 Hempstead County, AR  1.75% ($22,365 average AGI)
from Clark County, AR  0.44% ($20,077)
from Columbia County, AR  0.34% ($22,800)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,905 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 Hempstead County, AR  2.43% ($24,375 average AGI)
to Miller County, AR  0.40% ($37,083)
to Clark County, AR  0.34% ($19,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluff City:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTPA (1370 AM; 1 kW; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KNHD (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KVMA (630 AM; 1 kW; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: MAGNOLIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluff City:

  • KZHE (100.5 FM; STAMPS, AR; Owner: A-1 COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAMD-FM (97.1 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: CHARLES R. SHINN)
  • KYXK (106.9 FM; GURDON, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCXY (95.3 FM; EAST CAMDEN, AR; Owner: GARY D. TERRELL D/B/A Y95 RADIO)
  • KHPA (104.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWDO (99.1 FM; WALDO, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KMGC (104.5 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: JADE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K209CV (89.7 FM; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bluff City:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KTEV-LP (Channel 13; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: SANDRA A. MAY)
  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HO (Channel 69; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTSS-LP (Channel 50; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARTEX TV, LLC)

Bluff City fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2007 08:00 AM, Sr-387-01, Lat: 33.68831, Lon: -93.11728, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)

Bluff City compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
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