College City, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 485 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +80.3%
Males: 253  (52.2%)
Females: 232  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  21.0 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 72476.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,851 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
College City:

$43,851
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $11,187 (it was $8,837 in 2000)

College City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $57,296 (it was $33,000 in 2000)
College City:

$57,296
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $47,658; Detached houses: $47,088

Median gross rent in 2016: $488.

  • Races in College City, AR (2010)

    College City races chart
    • 44998.7%White alone
    • 30.7%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in College City: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.0%), European (12.2%), German (5.3%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.6%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 274 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,088 people per square mile   (low).

College City,AR real estate house value index trend

College City, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in College City:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 47.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in College City town:

  • Never married: 77.3%
  • Now married: 19.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 1.5%

13 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America).

This town:

3.0%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $247 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $232 (0.4%)

College City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (24.8 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (88.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (405.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Walnut Ridge, AR (1.9 miles ), Hoxie, AR (2.4 miles ), O'Kean, AR (2.7 miles ), Portia, AR (2.8 miles ), Black Rock, AR (3.0 miles ), Pocahontas, AR (3.1 miles ), Powhatan, AR (3.2 miles) , Sedgwick, AR (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 36.13 N, Longitude: 90.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

College City household income distribution College City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (60%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Educational services (47%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Community and social service occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (32%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in College City, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

College City-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the College City town center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

College City-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% 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 48.2 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 69.2 miles away from College 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 106.1 miles away from the city 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 66.1 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 44.0 miles away from College 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 232.6 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 Lawrence County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
College City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near College City:

  • LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • WALNUT RIDGE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • WALNUT RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE HALL EAST (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE HALL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; POCAHONTAS, AR)

Amtrak station near College City:

  • 5 miles: WALNUT RIDGE (HWY. 67 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to College City:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 25 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 54 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Harding University (about 76 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 86 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 86 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 87 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • University of Memphis (about 89 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

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Lawrence 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.7%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.4%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households
282 people in college/university student housing in 2010
115 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Arkansas average:

11.6

College City travel time to work - commute College City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for College City town (based on Lawrence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,07858
Mainline Protestant1,03812
Catholic851
Other11
None8,213-
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
Lawrence County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lawrence County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.6%
Arkansas:

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

14.7%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
College City:

54.0%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.5%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
College City:

25.2
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

11.2%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
College City:

13.1%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
College City:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
College City:

19.5%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
College City:

58.0%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
College City:

74.3%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of College City, AR Residents
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 1$1,000$12,0000$0
Other Government Administration 5$800$1,9200$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,324
Totals for Government 6$1,800$3,6002$1,324

College City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $17,000 ($35.05)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($28.87)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($24.74)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($20.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($14.43)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($8.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($6.19)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $10,000 ($20.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($4.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($30.93)

College City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($18.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($32.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($43.30)
    Highways: $13,000 ($26.80)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $19,000 ($39.18)
    Property: $1,000 ($2.06)

College City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($51.55)

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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  0.96% ($24,820 average AGI)
from Randolph County, AR  0.96% ($22,100)
from Greene County, AR  0.42% ($13,682)


7.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
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  1.75% ($28,707 average AGI)
to Randolph County, AR  1.37% ($24,167)
to Greene County, AR  0.84% ($21,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in College City:

  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPOC (1420 AM; 1 kW; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in College City:

  • KRLW-FM (106.3 FM; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K211BX (90.1 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPOC-FM (103.9 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOEA (97.5 FM; DONIPHAN, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around College City:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

College City compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

College City on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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