Chidester, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 278 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.0%
 
Males: 123  (44.5%)
Females: 155  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  55.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71726.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,600 (it was $21,397 in 2000)
Chidester:

$23,600
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,868 (it was $13,425 in 2000)

Chidester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $50,515 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Chidester:

$50,515
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $53,166; Detached houses: $65,405; Mobile homes: $9,985

Median gross rent in 2013: $480.

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  • Races in Chidester, AR (2010)

    Chidester races chart
    • 16557.5%Black alone
    • 12041.8%White alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chidester: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (15.3%), English (9.1%), German (4.0%), United States (3.4%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 237 feet

Land area: 5.33 square miles.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (very low).

Chidester,AR real estate house value index trend

Chidester, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Chidester:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chidester city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Chidester, Arkansas as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chidester to the number of sex offenders is 56 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $184 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $202 (0.4%)

Chidester satellite photo by USGS

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

Chidester household income distribution Chidester home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -148 (-30.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (31%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Chidester-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 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 111.7 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 114.3 miles away from Chidester 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 203.6 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 268.3 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 195.9 miles away from Chidester 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 206.2 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 Ouachita County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chidester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chidester:

  • LONGMEADOW NURSING CENTER - CAMDEN (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)
  • OUACHITA VALLEY KIDNEY CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)
  • OUACHITA CONVALESCENT CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)
  • OUACHITA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)
  • PINE HILLS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)
  • SILVER OAKS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)
  • OUACHITA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CAMDEN, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chidester:

  • Henderson State University (about 30 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 57 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Texarkana College (about 64 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 69 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 71 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 81 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

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Notable locations in Chidester: Chidester Volunteer Fire Department (A), Chidester Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Chidester: Pleasant Hill Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

HWY 4 24 WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2,673, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-12-2009 to MAR-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-12-2009 to MAR-20-2009)
  • 11 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-31-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-12-2009 to MAR-20-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHIDESTER WATER WORKS (Population served: 534, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.6%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Chidester compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chidester city (based on Ouachita County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,41165
Black Protestant8,16542
Mainline Protestant2,11421
Other1732
Catholic1001
None2,157-
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: 8
Ouachita County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouachita County:

32.0%
Arkansas:

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

12.3%
State:

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
Financial Administration 4$5,179$15,5373$1,770
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$551
Firefighters 0$0 1$60
Sewerage 1$1,250$15,0000$0
Totals for Government 5$6,429$15,4305$2,381

4.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
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 Union County, AR  0.54% ($36,870 average AGI)
from Columbia County, AR  0.36% ($27,806)
from Dallas County, AR  0.34% ($22,828)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Union County, AR  0.75% ($32,154 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.54% ($21,723)
to Columbia County, AR  0.37% ($19,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chidester:

  • 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.)
  • KNHD (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KVMA (630 AM; 1 kW; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: MAGNOLIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KTPA (1370 AM; 1 kW; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chidester:

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

TV broadcast stations around Chidester:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HO (Channel 69; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEV-LP (Channel 13; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: SANDRA A. MAY)
  • K36DR (Channel 36; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Chidester fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 2011 11:15 AM, Sr-24-06, Lat: 33.70317, Lon: -93.02364, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1988 11:00 PM, 24s6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Kenneth R Beall, Sw Corner Of Address 118 Willow Street (Lat: 33.701000 Lon: -93.025472), Type: 86.9, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 3184504113, Kbeall@ttgla.Com, 805 DRAGO STREET
  • mark stevenson, Sw Corner Of Address 118 Willow Street (Lat: 33.701000 Lon: -93.025472), Type: 86.9, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 3184504113, Kbeall@ttgla.Com, 805 DRAGO STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi S On Hwy 76 (Lat: 33.650111 Lon: -93.025167), Call Sign: WZP391, Licensee ID: L00008543
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.545 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2003, Expiration Date: 02/18/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2013
    Registrant: International Paper Co, 133 Forestry Circle, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, Phone: (870) 246-8801, Fax: (870) 246-8186

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K5QAN, Licensee ID: L00139029
    Grant Date: 08/21/2008, Expiration Date: 10/29/2018
    Registrant: Charles B Carlin, 178 Ouachita 310, Chidester, AR 71726
  • Call Sign: KC2FJX, Licensee ID: L00142549
    Grant Date: 08/04/2009, Expiration Date: 08/06/2019, Certifier: John D Lewis
    Registrant: John D Lewis, 115 Ouachita Road 319, Chidester, AR 71726
  • Call Sign: N5TNV, Licensee ID: L00480276
    Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 08/03/2013, Certifier: John D Tilley Sr
    Registrant: John D Tilley Sr, 323 Ouachita 15, Chidester, AR 71726
  • Call Sign: N5YEH
    Grant Date: 01/07/1992, Expiration Date: 01/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2004
    Registrant: Edward Szymanski, 113 Hwy 57, Chidester, AR 71726
  • Call Sign: KE5IEV, Licensee ID: L01144738
    Grant Date: 04/26/2006, Expiration Date: 04/26/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2008, Certifier: Thomas U Mcdaniel
    Registrant: Thomas U Mcdaniel, 119 Quachita 327, Chidester, AR 71726

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chidester, AR
Most common first names in Chidester, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3175.5 years
Mary2380.6 years
John2078.6 years
William1772.8 years
Robert976.8 years
Willie975.9 years
Clarence778.1 years
George772.6 years
Jessie773.0 years
Lee784.3 years
Most common last names in Chidester, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2675.2 years
Stinnett1679.8 years
Beaver1382.6 years
Harris1375.2 years
Crain1375.5 years
Purifoy1273.9 years
Carter1173.3 years
Alexander1175.1 years
Smith1179.8 years
Walker1175.2 years

Chidester on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers"
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