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Population in 2012: 282 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.8%
 

Males: 128  (45.7%)
Females: 154  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  51.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71726.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,236 (it was $21,397 in 2000)
Chidester:

$25,236
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,330

Chidester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,648 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Chidester:

$53,648
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,343; Detached houses: $61,969; Mobile homes: $12,111

Median gross rent in 2012: $431.

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  • Black alone - 165 (57.5%)
  • White alone - 120 (41.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chidester: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (16.7%), English (8.4%), German (2.9%), United States (2.5%), Russian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 237 feet

Land area: 5.33 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chidester:

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chidester city:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 10.5%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Chidester, Arkansas as of October 26, 2014.
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 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $295 (0.6%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -148 (-30.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (30%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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Average climate in Chidester, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

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).
Chidester topographic map

Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Chidester, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chidester:

  • Henderson State University (about 30 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,863)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 32 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Texarkana College (about 64 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 69 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 71 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 2,521)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 81 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 84 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)

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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: 2161, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

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

  • CHIDESTER WATER WORKS (Population served: 492, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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:
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chidester, AR

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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chidester travel time to work - commute


Chidester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.64%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents53.0%15.8%7.9%7.6%5.4%
Congregations24.7%19.8%4.9%12.3%9.9%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents4.0%1.9%1.5%1.3%1.7%
Congregations8.6%2.5%6.2%1.2%9.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ouachita County:

12.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouachita County:

32.0%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,240$14,8800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$878
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$150
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$523
Firefighters 0$0 1$60
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$359
Solid Waste Management 1$1,284$15,4080$0
Sewerage 1$1,427$17,1240$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,152
Totals for Government 3$3,951$15,80410$3,122


5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

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:
from Union County, AR  0.79% ($25,014 average AGI)
from Columbia County, AR  0.27% ($24,042)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.26% ($16,217)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

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:
to Union County, AR  0.68% ($28,541 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.59% ($26,868)
to Columbia County, AR  0.50% ($24,467)

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: 33.70316944, 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
  • 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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