Cove, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 373 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 182  (48.8%)
Females: 191  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71937.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,055 (it was $17,368 in 2000)
Cove:

$34,055
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,210 (it was $8,310 in 2000)

Cove town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,396 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Cove:

$84,396
AR:

$109,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $393.

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  • Races in Cove, AR (2010)

    Cove races chart
    • 34891.1%White alone
    • 225.8%Hispanic
    • 102.6%Two or more races
    • 20.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cove: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), English (12.4%), United States (12.2%), German (6.8%), Dutch (4.4%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1047 feet

Land area: 1.73 square miles.

Population density: 216 people per square mile   (very low).

Cove,AR real estate house value index trend

Cove, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Cove:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cove town:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cove, Arkansas as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cove to the number of sex offenders is 54 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $409 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $588 (0.7%)

Cove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (64.5 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (141.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (177.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hatfield, AR (2.0 miles ), Vandervoort, AR (2.2 miles) , Wickes, AR (3.2 miles ), Smithville, OK (3.7 miles) , Mena, AR (3.8 miles ), Grannis, AR (3.8 miles ), South Le Flore, OK (4.1 miles ), Gillham, AR (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 34.44 N, Longitude: 94.41 W

Area code: 870

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

6.9%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Cove, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cove, Arkansas average temperatures Cove, Arkansas average precipitation Cove, Arkansas humidity Cove, Arkansas wind speed Cove, Arkansas snowfall Cove, Arkansas sunshine Cove, Arkansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Cove-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.5 miles away from the Cove town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/13/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cove-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 135.1 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) earthquake occurred 136.7 miles away from Cove 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 116.3 miles away from the city 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 245.8 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 297.3 miles away from Cove center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 237.0 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 Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cove:

  • MENA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)
  • WEST ARKANSAS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)
  • RICH MOUNTAIN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)
  • RICH MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)
  • POLK COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)
  • MENA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)
  • MENA REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MENA, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cove:

  • Carl Albert State College (about 44 miles; Poteau, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 66 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Texarkana College (about 72 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • National Park Community College (about 75 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Henderson State University (about 81 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • Paris Junior College (about 84 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 94 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Public high school in Cove:

  • VAN COVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 110 SOUTH FIFTH ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
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Polk 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 2012 was 77.9. This is about average.

City:

77.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.14

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

COVE WATERWORKS (Population served: 688, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 36.3%
(36.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.1%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Cove compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Cove (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Cove Branch at 5607 Highway 71 South, branch established on 1972/08/28. Info updated 2012/01/13: Bank assets: $718.1 mil, Deposits: $547.7 mil, headquarters in Hot Springs, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: First National Security Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cove town (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,78860
Mainline Protestant1,2097
Catholic5701
Other5322
None9,563-
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: 7
Polk County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Polk County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

28.6%
Arkansas:

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

10.2%
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 0$0 8$2,819
Sewerage 0$0 1$31
Water Supply 1$2,552$30,6241$82
Totals for Government 1$2,552$30,62410$2,932

Cove government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($211.80)
    Financial Administration: $39,000 ($104.56)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($96.51)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($13.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($8.04)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.36)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $43,000 ($115.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($16.09)

Cove government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($88.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($42.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($32.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($233.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($45.58)
    General Support: $7,000 ($18.77)
    Public Welfare: $1,000 ($2.68)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $44,000 ($117.96)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($16.09)
    Property: $3,000 ($8.04)

Cove government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $143,000 ($383.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $137,000 ($367.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($16.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $380,000 ($1018.77)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,000 ($34.85)

5.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Sevier County, AR  0.38% ($24,833 average AGI)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.26% ($18,938)
from Scott County, AR  0.19% ($23,750)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Sebastian County, AR  0.43% ($32,630 average AGI)
to Sevier County, AR  0.40% ($26,360)
to Garland County, AR  0.33% ($56,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cove:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENA (1450 AM; 1 kW; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cove:

  • KQOR (105.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENA-FM (102.1 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KDQN-FM (92.1 FM; DE QUEEN, AR; Owner: JAY W. BUNYARD & ANNE W. BUNYARD)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKBI (106.1 FM; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: J.D.C. RADIO, INC.)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KPRV-FM (92.5 FM; HEAVENER, OK; Owner: LEROY BILLY)
  • K203BO (88.5 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV ARKANSAS)

Cove fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 1986 02:40 PM, 4s0, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 26, 1985 01:45 PM, 71s8, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 36, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Dick Mueller, Between Cove & Hatton; W Side Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 34.369361 Lon: -94.382667), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 92.7 m
    Registrant: 1400 LAKE HEARN DRIVE
  • Dick Mueller, Between Cove & Hatton; W Side Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 34.369361 Lon: -94.382667), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 92.7 m
    Registrant: 1400 LAKE HEARN DRIVE
  • Mark S Williams, Between Cove & Hatton; W Side Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 34.369361 Lon: -94.382667), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 92.7 m
    Registrant: 1400 LAKE HEARN DRIVE
  • Elizabeth K Monigold, Between Cove & Hatton; W Side Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 34.369361 Lon: -94.382667), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 92.7 m
    Registrant: 4054817921, Greg.Harrison@allegiancecatv.Com, 1819 AIRPORT DR.
  • William L Haggarty, Between Cove & Hatton; W Side Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 34.369361 Lon: -94.382667), Type: 93.6, Overall height: 92.7 m
    Registrant: 4054817921, Greg.Harrison@allegiancecatv.Com, 1819 AIRPORT DR.
  • Between Cove & Hatton W Side Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 34.369444 Lon: -94.386944), Type: 92.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9186279406, Halcyon@ionet.Net, 5110 S 95TH EAST AVE

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cove)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Cove

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cove, AR
Most common first names in Cove, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1976.7 years
Mary1974.4 years
James1872.1 years
John1576.5 years
Henry977.0 years
Robert867.6 years
Charles771.8 years
George778.0 years
Jesse676.5 years
Donald664.4 years
Most common last names in Cove, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1275.4 years
Walker975.6 years
Scott873.3 years
Thomas874.4 years
Kelley885.0 years
Williams880.1 years
Jewell874.6 years
Smedley775.3 years
Pate776.7 years
Green582.4 years

Businesses in Cove, AR

  • U-Haul: 1

Cove on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
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