Dyess, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 388 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.7%
Males: 190  (49.1%)
Females: 198  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  28.7 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72330.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,463 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Dyess:

$35,463
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,976 (it was $11,047 in 2000)

Dyess town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,802 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
Dyess:

$49,802
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $64,982; Detached houses: $81,155; Mobile homes: $35,538

Median gross rent in 2012: $628.

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  • White alone - 341 (83.2%)
  • Hispanic - 56 (13.7%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dyess: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.7%), Irish (16.7%), United States (9.6%), German (7.1%), Dutch (4.5%), Portuguese (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 223 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 398 people per square mile   (very low).

Dyess,AR real estate house value index trend

Dyess, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Dyess:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dyess town:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Arkansas:  4.4%

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: $199 (0.6%)

Dyess satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (31.6 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (35.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (422.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bassett, AR (2.5 miles) , Joiner, AR (2.6 miles ), Lepanto, AR (2.6 miles ), Marie, AR (2.7 miles) , Etowah, AR (3.0 miles ), Keiser, AR (3.0 miles ), Birdsong, AR (3.1 miles) , Wilson, AR (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.59 N, Longitude: 90.21 W

Area code: 870

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

11.3%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (51%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)

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

Average climate in Dyess, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dyess-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Dyess town center caused $30,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1998, a category F4 tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused $350,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dyess-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 7.1 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 70.8 miles away from Dyess 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 38.1 miles away from the 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 115.4 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 15.0 miles away from Dyess 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 236.0 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 Mississippi County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Dyess:

  • CRITTENDEN REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH-MARKED TR (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MARKED TREE, AR)
  • DAVITA - MARKED TREE DX (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MARKED TREE, AR)
  • CARAWAY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CARAWAY, AR)
  • OSCEOLA THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • DAVITA - OSCEOLA RENAL CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • LEGACY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • MISSISSIPPI COUNTY HEALTH UNIT OSCEOLA (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dyess:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 32 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Rhodes College (about 33 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 33 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 36 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 56 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 69 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Union University (about 77 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

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Notable location: Dyess Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mississippi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

DYESS WATERWORKS (Population served: 430, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • DYESS RURAL WATER (Population served: 330, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.1%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
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

Dyess compared to Arkansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dyess town (based on Mississippi County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.35%
Here: 63.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of Christ
Adherents66.7%8.7%5.1%4.8%3.6%
Congregations37.7%9.8%5.7%7.4%13.9%
NameCatholic ChurchPentecostal Church of GodAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.6%1.1%4.6%
Congregations1.6%4.1%6.6%1.6%11.5%
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: 14
Mississippi County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mississippi County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mississippi County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

32.5%
Arkansas:

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

14.3%
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 1$1,505$18,0608$1,205
Water Supply 1$2,724$32,6880$0
Totals for Government 2$4,229$25,3748$1,205

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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  0.80% ($22,516 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.30% ($15,178)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.28% ($27,738)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
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  1.19% ($35,408 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,875)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.30% ($32,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dyess:

  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KOSE (860 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dyess:

  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KJBR (93.7 FM; MARKED TREE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KKLV (94.7 FM; TURRELL, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dyess:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 35.625556 Lon: -90.184722, Call Sign: WQAR251
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2004, Expiration Date: 07/22/2014, Certifier: Mark Fincher
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 35.569167 Lon: -90.320556, Call Sign: WQBR292
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.630 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2004, Expiration Date: 11/29/2014, Certifier: Tommy Benton
    Registrant: Poinsett Communications, Inc., 2100 Wingate Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72404, Phone: (870) 475-2904, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5WKG, Licensee ID: L00677141
    Grant Date: 04/28/2003, Expiration Date: 04/28/2013, Certifier: Lola L Womble
    Registrant: Lola L Womble, 401 W Third St, Dyess, AR 72330

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED VULTEE BT-13A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66030 , Serial Number: 6585
    Registrant (Individual): Dick Mcpherson, , Dyess, AR 72330

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Dyess, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1074.3 years
John778.5 years
George673.5 years
Robert576.8 years
William563.4 years
Mary473.5 years
Thomas475.0 years
Willie481.0 years
Agnes385.7 years
Bobby354.7 years
Most common last names in Dyess, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams777.5 years
Smith776.7 years
Richmond773.9 years
Daniel678.5 years
Hall675.0 years
Allen573.6 years
Henard573.0 years
Brown561.8 years
Johnson578.2 years
Turner477.5 years

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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