Decatur, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 1,758 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +33.8%
Males: 891  (50.7%)
Females: 867  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72722.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,365 (it was $29,844 in 2000)
Decatur:

$37,365
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,900 (it was $11,618 in 2000)

Decatur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,261 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Decatur:

$98,261
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $156,116; Detached houses: $160,557; Mobile homes: $59,264

Median gross rent in 2013: $639.

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  • Races in Decatur, AR (2010)

    Decatur races chart
    • 1,06162.4%White alone
    • 48328.4%Hispanic
    • 694.1%American Indian alone
    • 623.6%Two or more races
    • 160.9%Asian alone
    • 80.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Decatur: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.8%), Irish (7.4%), United States (3.1%), English (3.0%), Scottish (1.8%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1239 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 767 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur,AR real estate house value index trend

Decatur, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 58.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

184 residents are foreign born (12.9% Latin America).

This city:

14.0%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Arkansas as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 876 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $641 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $623 (0.6%)

Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (24.5 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (83.8 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (278.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Gentry, AR (2.3 miles ), Springtown, AR (2.4 miles) , Gravette, AR (2.4 miles ), Cherokee City, AR (2.7 miles) , Highfill, AR (2.9 miles ), Maysville, AR (3.0 miles) , Hiwasse, AR (3.1 miles ), Centerton, AR (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $48,100
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 49 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $20,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.34 N, Longitude: 94.46 W

Area code: 479

Decatur household income distribution Decatur home values distribution

Crime rates in Decatur by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0100001
per 100,000 0.073.20.00.00.00.056.6
Robberies 1000000
per 100,000 73.30.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1524148
per 100,000 73.3365.8119.8205.358.4228.3453.0
Burglaries 817610101912
per 100,000 586.51,243.6359.3513.3584.11,084.5679.5
Thefts 101151071212
per 100,000 733.1804.7299.4513.3408.9684.9679.5
Auto thefts 0122030
per 100,000 0.073.2119.8102.70.0171.20.0
Arson 0000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.057.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.2) 111.4267.373.5110.171.7169.3219.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Arkansas average:

2.01
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +329 (+33.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (46%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Decatur, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Decatur city center injured 12 people and caused $5 million in damages.

On 10/8/1970, a category F3 tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 149.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from Decatur 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 236.1 miles away from the city 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 160.8 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 258.3 miles away from Decatur 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 278.7 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 Benton County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Decatur:

  • OZARKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF GRAVETTE Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; GRAVETTE, AR)
  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF SILOAM SPRINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR)
  • SILOAM SPRINGS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR)
  • HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELLA VISTA, AR)
  • BENTONVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BENTONVILLE, AR)
  • BENTONVILLE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BENTONVILLE, AR)
  • DAVITA - BENTONVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; BENTONVILLE, AR)

Airports located in Decatur:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • John Brown University (about 12 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,097)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 16 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • University of Arkansas (about 25 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Crowder College (about 34 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Northeastern State University (about 41 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 44 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 53 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)

Public high school in Decatur:

  • DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 1496 STADIUM AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • DECATUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 9083 MT OLIVE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DECATUR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 1441 EAST ROLLER AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
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Notable locations in Decatur: Decatur Police Department (A), Decatur Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Decatur Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Decatur: Decatur Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.3. This is about average.

City:

80.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

9.14

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

DECATUR WATERWORKS (Population served: 2,050, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.5%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 66.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.2%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
46 people in correctional residential facilities in 2010

Decatur, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Decatur compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • Decatur State Bank: at 372 Sh 59 N, branch established on 1954/08/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $166.0 mil, Deposits: $152.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Peterson Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.1
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Decatur:

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Religion statistics for Decatur city (based on Benton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant72,566228
Catholic16,7574
Mainline Protestant14,83943
Other4,85720
None112,320-
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: 25
Benton County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Benton County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 79
Benton County:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.0%
Arkansas:

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

15.4%
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 1$3,883$46,5962$2,267
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,850
Judicial and Legal 3$8,767$35,0683$510
Police Protection - Officers 5$16,386$39,3261$430
Firefighters 0$0 14$2,254
Sewerage 5$14,949$35,8780$0
Water Supply 7$18,868$32,3450$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$892
Totals for Government 21$62,853$35,91629$8,203

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $655,000 ($372.58)
    Sewerage: $473,000 ($269.06)
    Police Protection: $256,000 ($145.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($80.20)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($55.18)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($25.60)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($21.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($16.50)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($10.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $56,000 ($31.85)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $710,000 ($403.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($53.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $391,000 ($222.41)
    All Other: $93,000 ($52.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $157,000 ($89.31)
    All Other: $23,000 ($13.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $60,000 ($34.13)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($11.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $652,000 ($370.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $96,000 ($54.61)
    General Support: $22,000 ($12.51)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $298,000 ($169.51)
    Public Utilities: $79,000 ($44.94)
    Property: $72,000 ($40.96)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,572,000 ($894.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,479,000 ($841.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $93,000 ($52.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $743,000 ($422.64)

8.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, AR  1.98% ($37,183 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.54% ($23,124)
from McDonald County, MO  0.16% ($28,943)


7.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, AR  1.86% ($33,096 average AGI)
to McDonald County, MO  0.15% ($30,672)
to Delaware County, OK  0.14% ($38,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KREB (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BENTONVILLE/BELLA VI, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KZRA (1590 AM; 3 kW; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZAR (1390 AM; 1 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • KBVA (106.5 FM; BELLA VISTA, AR; Owner: GAYLA JOY HENDREN)
  • KURM-FM (100.3 FM; SOUTHWEST CITY, MO; Owner: KERM, INC.)
  • KLRC (101.1 FM; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY)
  • KMCK-FM (105.7 FM; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXF (101.9 FM; LOWELL, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAYH (89.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FAMILY VISION MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSEC (95.7 FM; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: BENTONVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • K203CE (88.5 FM; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAMO-FM (94.3 FM; ROGERS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXNA (104.9 FM; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFAY-FM (98.3 FM; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KKIX (103.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIGL (93.3 FM; SELIGMAN, MO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAPG (88.1 FM; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKEG (92.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • K244DS (96.7 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBNV (90.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • K45EI (Channel 45; BENTONVILLE & ROGERS, AR; Owner: VICTORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K09VM (Channel 9; ANDERSON, ETC., MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSBN-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: TOTAL LIFE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • K67EO (Channel 67; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K33FG (Channel 33; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFAA (Channel 51; ROGERS, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14IT (Channel 14; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K62DQ (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, ETC., AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K64FO (Channel 64; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KHOG-TV (Channel 29; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: KHBS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K15DR (Channel 15; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K59ES (Channel 59; HINDSVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)

Decatur fatal accident list:

Jun 1, 2006 12:53 AM, Sr-59-01, Lat: 36.34549, Lon: -94.45315, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 2, 2004 09:04 PM, Falling Springs Rd., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 2
May 31, 1994 00:56 AM, Zion Rd., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 1, 1989 07:31 PM, 102s1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 4, 1989 09:40 PM, 59s1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 8, 1981 03:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 20, 1979 09:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 1,100Total average daily traffic
  • 11Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,457Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • .2 Mi W St Hwy 59 2 Mi S (Lat: 36.301194 Lon: -94.451056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 113 m, Call Sign: KDV581
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, 160.305 MHz, 160.350 MHz, 160.740 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 160.950 MHz, 161.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/08/2014
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:
  • Peterson Feed Mill 1.7 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.357306 Lon: -94.446056), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPGM851
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, 160.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/09/2015
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:
  • 91.4 M N Of Intersection Of Benton City 16 & 349 (Lat: 36.305000 Lon: -94.434167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WPTF815
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.107 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2011, Expiration Date: 09/24/2021, Certifier: Rick Mcclain
    Registrant: City Of Decatur, 310 Maple Avenue, Decatur, AR 72722, Phone: (479) 752-3912, Fax: (479) 752-8336, Email:
  • MOB DECATUR, Lat: 36.301167 Lon: -94.451028, Call Sign: WPUX244
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.925 MHz, 452.950 MHz, 457.925 MHz, 457.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/20/2022, Certifier: Donald R Perrilloux
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:
  • Kcs Rr Milepost 218.4, 2 Km South Of (Lat: 36.317861 Lon: -94.454472), Type: Bant, Structure height: 1.5 m, Overall height: 2 m, Call Sign: WQFI761
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, 160.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/25/2006, Expiration Date: 07/25/2016, Certifier: Mark D Mchalffey
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mile W Hwy 59 S (Lat: 36.305917 Lon: -94.458278), Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: KPK527
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/1992
    Registrant: Gayla Joy Hendren, Route 5, Hwy 72 East, Gravette, AR 72736

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • DECATUR, S Hwy 59 (Lat: 36.306167 Lon: -94.455472), Overall height: 82.6 m, Call Sign: WMR201
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2010, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • DECATUR, 1.8 Mi Ssw Of (Lat: 36.309778 Lon: -94.466861), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WMS663
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2004
    Registrant: Alltel Communications, Inc., One Allied Drive, B2f02-A, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: (501) 905-8555, Fax: (501) 905-6193
  • STATION, 1.3 Mi S Of Int Ar St Hwy 59 And 102 On W Side Of Rd (Lat: 36.317278 Lon: -94.455194), Overall height: 20.1 m, Call Sign: WNTA381
    Assigned Frequencies: 2189.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/09/2009, Expiration Date: 12/20/2019, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2010
    Registrant: Empire District Electric Company, 720 Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, Phone: (417) 625-4223, Fax: (417) 625-5175, Email:
  • DECATUR, 2 Miles South Of (Lat: 36.301111 Lon: -94.451111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 113.1 m, Call Sign: KFY96
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.000 MHz, 957.200 MHz, 957.700 MHz, 957.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:
  • DECATUR, 2 Miles South Of (Lat: 36.301111 Lon: -94.451111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 113.1 m, Call Sign: WHK737
    Assigned Frequencies: 6795.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz, 6855.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/16/2011, Expiration Date: 09/23/2021, Certifier: Ronald G Russ
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Decatur)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 781DB , Serial Number: P21000293, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Dynamic Energy Concepts Inc, 14746 W Highway 102, Decatur, AR 72722
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 93978 , Serial Number: 1301, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Larry F Saunders, 22169 W Highway 102, Decatur, AR 72722
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9648H , Serial Number: 17266294, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Larry F Saunders, 22169 W Highway 102, Decatur, AR 72722

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, AR
Most common first names in Decatur, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2070.4 years
William1875.3 years
Mary1173.5 years
John979.6 years
Charles877.5 years
Robert876.7 years
Henry576.0 years
Gladys574.8 years
Irene582.0 years
Ruth584.2 years
Most common last names in Decatur, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilmoth1776.0 years
Smith1171.1 years
Turner773.9 years
Owens684.1 years
Johnson681.5 years
Brandon571.4 years
Jones568.8 years
Florer585.2 years
Addington573.0 years
Duncan582.6 years

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