Cotton Plant, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 631 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -34.3%
Males: 264  (41.8%)
Females: 367  (58.2%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72036.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,223 (it was $13,264 in 2000)
Cotton Plant:

$18,223
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,358 (it was $9,652 in 2000)

Cotton Plant city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,226 (it was $22,800 in 2000)
Cotton Plant:

$35,226
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $48,545; Detached houses: $39,933; Mobile homes: $69,304

Median gross rent in 2012: $328.

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Cotton Plant races chart
  • Black alone - 471 (72.6%)
  • White alone - 158 (24.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cotton Plant: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (9.8%), German (6.3%), Irish (5.9%), United States (5.4%), Subsaharan African (4.9%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/14/1887

Elevation: 193 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 613 people per square mile   (low).

Cotton Plant, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Cotton Plant:

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cotton Plant city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 15.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Arkansas:  4.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Cotton Plant, Arkansas as of March 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cotton Plant to the number of sex offenders is 212 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $336 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $332 (1.1%)

Cotton Plant satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (59.1 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (72.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (352.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fargo, AR (2.3 miles) , Hunter, AR (2.8 miles) , Brinkley, AR (2.9 miles ), Wheatley, AR (3.2 miles ), Des Arc, AR (3.8 miles ), Georgetown, AR (3.8 miles) , Fredonia (Biscoe), AR (3.9 miles ), Patterson, AR (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.00 N, Longitude: 91.25 W

Area code: 870

Cotton Plant household income distribution Cotton Plant home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-16.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (68%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Cotton Plant: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cotton Plant, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cotton Plant-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Cotton Plant city center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cotton Plant-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% 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 68.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from Cotton Plant center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 55.4 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 134.4 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 60.5 miles away from Cotton Plant center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 108.6 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 Woodruff County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cotton Plant topographic map

Birthplace of: Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Gospel musician, Jim McElroy - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cotton Plant:

  • CLA-CLIF NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • MONROE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • PRAIRIE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DES ARC, AR)
  • DES ARC NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DES ARC, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cotton Plant:

  • Harding University (about 32 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 37 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 62 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 65 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 65 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 67 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 69 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)

Public elementary/middle school in Cotton Plant:

  • COTTON PLANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 457 WEST MARTIN L KING; Grades: PK - 03)
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Notable locations in Cotton Plant: Cotton Plant Volunteer Fire Department (A), Cotton Plant Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Woodruff 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 Cotton Plant and their reported violations in the past:

COTTON PLANT WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,181, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2012), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-23-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (2 times from SEP-25-2012 to MAR-06-2014)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-31-2012 to OCT-25-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2011), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-30-2011), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-23-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-06-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2009), St Admin Penalty assessed (2 times from SEP-25-2012 to MAR-06-2014)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.3%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.7%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Cotton Plant compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Cotton Plant travel time to work - commute Cotton Plant mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cotton Plant city (based on Woodruff County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.03%
Here: 59.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents61.3%14.3%8.3%5.4%10.6%
Congregations31.3%25.0%12.5%12.5%18.8%
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: 4
Woodruff County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Woodruff County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Woodruff County:

30.9%
Arkansas:

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

7.5%
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
Other Government Administration 4$8,619$25,8570$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,040
Police Protection - Officers 3$5,235$20,9400$0
Solid Waste Management 3$4,036$16,1441$1,542
Water Supply 3$5,235$20,9400$0
Totals for Government 13$23,125$21,3464$3,582

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,757 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
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 White County, AR  1.43% ($26,235 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.46% ($31,000)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
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 White County, AR  1.76% ($23,048 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.50% ($32,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cotton Plant:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBRI (1570 AM; 0 kW; BRINKLEY, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cotton Plant:

  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KFLI (104.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cotton Plant)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Becton 3.7 Mi N Of St Hwy 38 4.5 Mi W Of Us Hwy 49 (Lat: 35.053417 Lon: -91.237611), Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WNEQ937
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2012, Expiration Date: 06/04/2022
    Registrant: Department Of Information Systems, One Capital Mall, Little Rock, AR 72203, Phone: (501) 683-1798, Fax: (501) 682-4310, Email:

Most common first names in Cotton Plant, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2670.8 years
John2376.3 years
William1777.2 years
Robert1674.7 years
Willie1378.4 years
Mary1278.0 years
Jessie1080.3 years
Henry976.7 years
Mattie884.5 years
Roy875.2 years
Most common last names in Cotton Plant, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2074.3 years
Williams1772.3 years
Brown1682.5 years
Davis1284.0 years
Miller1180.1 years
Woods1171.0 years
Jackson1177.9 years
Worsham1072.6 years
Smith1079.7 years
Scott984.0 years

Cotton Plant on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations:"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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