For population 25 years and over in Chidester:
For population 15 years and over in Chidester city:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (67.6 miles , pop. 55,085).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (95.7 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (226.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Reader, AR (2.4 miles) , Bluff City, AR (2.5 miles) , Whelen Springs, AR (3.3 miles) , Cale, AR (3.7 miles) , Camden, AR (3.8 miles ), Gurdon, AR (4.1 miles ), Rosston, AR (4.1 miles ), East Camden, AR (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 33.70 N, Longitude: 93.02 W
Area code: 870
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -148 (-30.6%).
Work and jobs in Chidester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Chidester, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Chidester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Chidester city 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 22.3 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.
Earthquake activity:Chidester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Chidester center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from Chidester center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Ouachita County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Chidester:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chidester:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chidester and their reported violations in the past:HWY 4 24 WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2161, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chidester that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.3%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Chidester compared to Arkansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Chidester city (based on Ouachita County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.64%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,344 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:
6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,618 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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Chidester fatal accident list:
Jan 9, 2011 11:15 AM, Sr-24-06, Lat: 33.70316944, Lon: -93.02364444, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1988 11:00 PM, 24s6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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