Blytheville, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 14,884 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.5%
 
Males: 7,327  (49.2%)
Females: 7,557  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72315.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,325 (it was $26,683 in 2000)
Blytheville:

$31,325
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,607 (it was $14,426 in 2000)

Blytheville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,925 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Blytheville:

$75,925
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $96,454; Detached houses: $102,626; Townhouses or other attached units: $77,550; In 2-unit structures: $59,259; Mobile homes: $48,181

Median gross rent in 2013: $648.

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  • Races in Blytheville, AR (2010)

    Blytheville races chart
    • 8,73655.9%Black alone
    • 6,05338.8%White alone
    • 4653.0%Hispanic
    • 1851.2%Two or more races
    • 1250.8%Asian alone
    • 380.2%American Indian alone
    • 180.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blytheville: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (7.2%), German (5.7%), English (5.3%), Irish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/04/1892

Elevation: 256 feet

Land area: 20.6 square miles.

Population density: 723 people per square mile   (low).

Blytheville,AR real estate house value index trend

Blytheville, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Blytheville:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blytheville city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

167 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $398 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $364 (0.7%)

Blytheville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (44.3 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (56.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (426.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gosnell, AR (1.9 miles ), Burdette, AR (2.8 miles) , Dell, AR (3.0 miles ), Holland, MO (3.0 miles ), Cooter, MO (3.1 miles ), Steele, MO (3.4 miles ), Luxora, AR (3.5 miles ), Rives, MO (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $53,600
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $55,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,600
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $193,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 89.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,922 (+12.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,853 (67.1%)

Area code: 870

Blytheville household income distribution Blytheville home values distribution

Crime rates in Blytheville by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 3202546106832
per 100,000 16.211.60.011.930.925.337.863.338.151.619.713.3
Rapes 91011198112014791213
per 100,000 48.657.964.6112.949.569.5125.988.744.558.078.886.6
Robberies 494226364256443574395367
per 100,000 264.5243.3152.7213.9259.9353.8276.9221.7470.2251.5348.2446.4
Assaults 2561525284101123108116116140167178
per 100,000 1,382.1880.6305.3499.2625.0777.1679.7734.8737.1902.91,097.21,186.0
Burglaries 382511435491372469476454659482535518
per 100,000 2,062.32,960.42,554.22,917.82,301.82,962.92,995.82,875.84,187.33,108.53,515.13,451.3
Thefts 1,1941,269947889780685788664785638695697
per 100,000 6,446.07,351.85,560.45,282.94,826.44,327.54,959.44,206.04,987.94,114.54,566.44,643.9
Auto thefts 7677928610987657447535139
per 100,000 410.3446.1540.2511.1674.5549.6409.1468.7298.6341.8335.1259.8
Arson 7191391917985260
per 100,000 37.8110.176.353.5117.6107.456.650.731.812.939.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.6) 880.7874.1616.0750.4728.0809.3854.1835.8936.7832.8901.0935.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Blytheville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 45 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Arkansas average:

1.99
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -5,161 (-22.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Blytheville, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blytheville-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Blytheville city center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 tornado 9.8 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blytheville-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 72% 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 30.8 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 44.1 miles away from Blytheville 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 9.7 miles away from the city 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 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 207.1 miles away from Blytheville center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blytheville topographic map

Birthplace of: Dee Clark - Singer, Fred Akers - Football player and coach, Junior Walker - Singer, Kathy Webb - Politician, Lawrence Babits - Archaeologist, M. C. Burton, Jr. - Basketball player, Nannerl O. Keohane - Educator, Edgar H. Lloyd - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Kimberly Derrick - Short-track speed skater, Brice Beck - College football player (Iowa State Cyclones).

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Blytheville: Edgar H. Lloyd.

Hospitals and medical centers in Blytheville:

  • GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1520 N DIVISION STREET)
  • BLYTHEVILLE NURSING CENTER (1400 NORTH DIVISION)
  • HERITAGE SQUARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, (710 NO RUDDLE)
  • KEITH ACRES (112 W CLINTON)
  • FMCNA - BLYTHEVILLE (1001 E MOULTRIE)
  • HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS INC (509 HUTSON STREET)
  • MISSISSIPPI COUNTY HEALTH UNIT BLYTHEVILLE (1299 NORTH TENTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Blytheville:

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College/University in Blytheville:

  • Arkansas Northeastern College (Full-time enrollment: 1,149; Location: 2501 S Division; Public; Website: www.anc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blytheville:

  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 31 miles; Dyersburg, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,211)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Rhodes College (about 54 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 56 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 57 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Union University (about 62 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 66 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)

Public high schools in Blytheville:

Public elementary/middle schools in Blytheville:

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Library in Blytheville:

  • MISSISSIPPI/CRITTENDEN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,237,485; Location: 200 NORTH 5TH STREET; 268,032 books; 2,400 audio materials; 300 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 625 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mississippi County Community College is now Arkansas Northeastern College...still located on the highway
  • Instead of the college being Mississippi County Community College it is now Arkansas Northeaster College. added by both_jrs_rock
  • Blytheville. Arkansas is near Barfield, Arkansas added by Jim

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Notable locations in Blytheville: Cherrytree Plaza (A), Mississippi County Fairgrounds (B), Blytheville Fire Department Station 2 (C), Mississippi County Nursing Home (D), Ritz Civic Center (E), Mississippi County Courthouse (F), Blytheville Fire Department Station 1 (G), Blytheville Fire Department Station 3 (H), Blytheville Police Department (I), Blytheville City Hall (J), Blytheville Public Library (K), Blytheville C B Emergency Squad (L), Northeast Arkansas Ambulance Service (Advanced Life Support) (M), Medic One Ambulance Service (N), Fire Station Number 1 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Blytheville Plaza Shopping Center (1), Colony Square Shopping Center (2), Day Shopping Center (3), Downtown Shopping Center (4), Town North Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blytheville include: Aldersgate United Methodist Church (A), Blytheville First Assembly of God Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Lord Jesus (E), Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (F), Eastside Church of Christ (G), Fairview Baptist Church (H), Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Sawba Cemetery (1), Sawyer Cemetery (2), Elmwood Cemetery (3), Memorial Park Cemetery (4), Maple Grove Cemetery (5), Spur Cemetery (6), Lane Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Blytheville include: Mahoney Park (1), Cypress Park (2), Walker Park (3), Little Park (4), Eaker Site (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Green Dragon- The (Arcades & Amusements; 821 East Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Economy Inn (1003 South Division Street) (1), Comfort Inn Blytheville (1520 East Main Street) (2), Best Western Blytheville Inn (1101 Kari Street) (3), Days Inn (East Highway 18 & I 55) (4), Royal Inn (1214 South Division Street) (5), Best Budget Inn (357 South Division Street) (6), Holiday Inn of Blytheville (1121 West Main Street) (7), Hampton Inn (301 North Service Road) (8), Blytheville-Days Inn (PO Box 1342) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 71.0. This is about average.

City:

71.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 14.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 18.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
28 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Blytheville in 2000:

  • 186 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Blytheville, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Blytheville (2011 data):

  • Southern Bancorp Bank: East Branch, North Branch, South Branch, Walmart Branch, Blytheville Branch, Gosnell Branch. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc
  • Farmers Bank and Trust Company: Blytheville Branch, Northside Branch, Farmers Bank And Trust Company, Teller's Window Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $401.8 mil, Deposits: $347.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancorp Inc.
  • SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank: Blytheville Branch at 208 North Second Street, branch established on 1947/06/19. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $242.2 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, headquarters in Huntsville, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Arkansas average:

11.8

Blytheville travel time to work - commute Blytheville mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Blytheville city (based on Mississippi County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,84595
Black Protestant3,02716
Mainline Protestant2,07315
Other7003
Catholic5002
None15,335-
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: 14
Mississippi County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mississippi County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mississippi County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

32.5%
Arkansas:

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

14.3%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blytheville:

48.9%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.8%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blytheville:

20.0%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blytheville:

11.9%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blytheville:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blytheville:

35.7%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Blytheville:

54.5%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Blytheville:

80.4%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blytheville, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$30,605$52,4660$0
Other Government Administration 4$6,972$20,9160$0
Judicial and Legal 3$15,153$60,6120$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$79,917$47,9500$0
Police - Other 11$33,513$36,5600$0
Firefighters 26$103,573$47,8035$1,451
Streets and Highways 9$30,863$41,1510$0
Sewerage 12$35,538$35,5380$0
Parks and Recreation 10$29,044$34,8531$2,343
Water Supply 16$47,265$35,4490$0
Electric Power 12$57,316$57,3160$0
Local Libraries 2$5,815$34,89016$10,699
Other and Unallocable 20$74,492$44,6951$2,426
Totals for Government 152$550,066$43,42623$16,919

Blytheville government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $35,000 ($2.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,663,000 ($178.92)
    Fire Protection: $1,598,000 ($107.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,388,000 ($93.25)
    Regular Highways: $1,338,000 ($89.90)
    Sewerage: $1,289,000 ($86.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $809,000 ($54.35)
    Water Utilities: $752,000 ($50.52)
    Central Staff Services: $665,000 ($44.68)
    Financial Administration: $245,000 ($16.46)
    Health Services - Other: $95,000 ($6.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($4.57)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($4.57)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($4.03)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($2.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,776,000 ($186.51)
    Benefit Payments: $280,000 ($18.81)
    Withdrawals: $12,000 ($0.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,824,000 ($3414.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($3.36)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($1.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,089,000 ($409.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $283,000 ($19.01)

Blytheville government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $35,000 ($2.35)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,763,000 ($118.45)
    Sewerage: $1,360,000 ($91.37)
    All Other: $224,000 ($15.05)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $607,000 ($40.78)
    From Local Government: $56,000 ($3.76)
    From Other Government: $17,000 ($1.14)
    Local Employee Contribution: $8,000 ($0.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($2.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,660,000 ($111.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $49,936,000 ($3355.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,007,000 ($67.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $929,000 ($62.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $726,000 ($48.78)
    General Support: $497,000 ($33.39)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,510,000 ($303.01)
    Public Utilities: $1,003,000 ($67.39)
    Property: $544,000 ($36.55)
    NEC: $182,000 ($12.23)

Blytheville government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $712,240,000 ($47852.73)
    Water Utilities: $4,725,000 ($317.45)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,115,000 ($1082.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $712,240,000 ($47852.73)
    Other, NEC: $15,849,000 ($1064.83)
    Water Utilities: $4,500,000 ($302.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $266,000 ($17.87)
    Water Utilities: $225,000 ($15.12)

Blytheville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,112,000 ($74.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,124,000 ($75.52)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $713,698,000 ($47950.69)

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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  0.80% ($22,516 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.30% ($15,178)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.28% ($27,738)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
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  1.19% ($35,408 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,875)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.30% ($32,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blytheville:

  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • 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)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOSE (860 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blytheville:

  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KBCM (88.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KCRV-FM (105.1 FM; CARUTHERSVILLE, MO; Owner: POLLACK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAUF (89.9 FM; KENNETT, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAPO (90.5 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAUV (89.7 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Blytheville:

  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDYR-CA (Channel 33; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Blytheville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 267m876ftTotal length
  • $352,000Total costs
  • 159,210Total average daily traffic
  • 3,776Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 41990-1999
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blytheville, AR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blytheville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Blytheville, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blytheville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blytheville)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blytheville and their reported violations in the past:

BLYTHEVILLE WATERWORKS (Population served: 18,722, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
DOGWOOD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • NE MISSISSIPPI CO WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1,122, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 206
  • Hazardous Condition: 42

Incident types - Blytheville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blytheville, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blytheville, Arkansas:

  • Thrifty Inn, 201 N I-55 Service Rd, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315 , Phone: (870) 763-2300
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 102a S Porter Dr, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315 , Phone: (870) 780-6122, Fax: (870) 780-6936
  • Comfort Inn and Suites, 1510 E Main St, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315 , Phone: (870) 763-0900
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blytheville, Arkansas
Most common first names in Blytheville, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27770.8 years
Mary25577.2 years
John22971.9 years
William20274.4 years
Willie14373.0 years
Robert13770.6 years
Charles11071.1 years
George10675.0 years
Annie7180.5 years
Joe7074.4 years
Most common last names in Blytheville, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams13775.3 years
Johnson12174.3 years
Jones10970.5 years
Davis10572.8 years
Smith10275.1 years
Moore7673.9 years
Brown7373.9 years
Wilson6572.7 years
Thompson6472.9 years
Jackson6075.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Blytheville, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike1
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quality1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx5Sears1
Ford1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS4
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Blytheville compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Blytheville on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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