For population 25 years and over in Branch:
For population 15 years and over in Branch city:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $283 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (25.3 miles , pop. 80,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (125.0 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (237.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Ratcliff, AR (2.0 miles) , Charleston, AR (2.2 miles ), Caulksville, AR (2.2 miles ), Booneville, AR (3.4 miles ), Lavaca, AR (3.6 miles ), Paris, AR (3.6 miles ), Magazine, AR (3.7 miles ), Denning, AR (3.7 miles ).
Latitude: 35.31 N, Longitude: 93.96 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 479
Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+22.7%).
Work and jobs in Branch: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Branch, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Branch-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Branch city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center killed 14 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Branch-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 97% 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 99.2 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 99.8 miles away from Branch center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Branch center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Branch and their reported violations in the past:BRANCH WATER WORKS (Population served: 500, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.4%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 61.1% for two or more races residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
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Religion statistics for Branch (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
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Branch government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,327 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,756 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Branch fatal accident list:
Jul 24, 1983 06:55 PM, B, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 4, 1977 10:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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