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Population in 2012: 112 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.9%
 

Males: 56  (50.3%)
Females: 56  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72427

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,996 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Egypt:

$36,996
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,516

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,633 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Egypt:

$37,633
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $45,953; Detached houses: $46,184; Mobile homes: $42,717

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Egypt: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (30.8%), Irish (24.0%), United States (13.5%), German (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 251 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 304 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Egypt:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Egypt town:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.9%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $480 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.6%)

Egypt satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (14.4 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (75.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (395.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cash, AR (2.2 miles ), Alicia, AR (2.8 miles) , Minturn, AR (2.9 miles) , Bono, AR (3.0 miles ), Sedgwick, AR (3.0 miles) , Swifton, AR (3.3 miles ), Hoxie, AR (3.6 miles ), Walnut Ridge, AR (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.87 N, Longitude: 90.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-17.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (30%)
  • Other financial specialists (20%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (20%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20%)


Average climate in Egypt, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Egypt-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 238% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Egypt town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 tornado 16.2 miles away from the town center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Egypt-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 34% 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 38.2 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 79.0 miles away from Egypt 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 66.6 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 31.6 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 83.9 miles away from Egypt center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 85.9 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 Craighead County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Egypt topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Egypt:

  • GERIATRICS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; JONESBORO, AR)
  • JONESBORO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; JONESBORO, AR)
  • OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER OF JONESBORO (Hospital, about 14 miles away; JONESBORO, AR)

Amtrak station near Egypt:

  • 14 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 Egypt:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 15 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,301)
  • Harding University (about 62 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 69 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 72 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 77 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 77 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 101 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)

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

 
Craighead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.9. This is about average.
City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.2%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Egypt, AR

Egypt compared to Arkansas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Egypt travel time to work - commute


Egypt mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (95%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Egypt town (based on Craighead County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.66%
Here64.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents46.7%14.0%10.3%8.1%6.5%
Congregations24.3%15.8%13.2%13.2%1.3%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.8%1.9%1.1%1.1%7.5%
Congregations7.2%2.0%0.7%3.3%19.1%
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: 22
Craighead County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Craighead County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 74
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Craighead County:

29.3%
Arkansas:

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

13.4%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 2$650

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($178.57)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($169.64)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($53.57)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($8.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($35.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($89.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($71.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($8.93)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($196.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($44.64)
    General Support: $2,000 ($17.86)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $14,000 ($125.00)
    Property: $1,000 ($8.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($169.64)

8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($130 average AGI)
Craighead County:

0.09%
Arkansas average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Poinsett County, AR  0.69% ($22,402 average AGI)
from Greene County, AR  0.62% ($27,721)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.55% ($29,113)


7.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greene County, AR  0.75% ($32,474 average AGI)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.67% ($25,288)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.44% ($36,911)

Strongest AM radio stations in Egypt:

  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBTM (1230 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Egypt:

  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KJBX (106.7 FM; TRUMANN, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KRLW-FM (106.3 FM; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KLLN (90.9 FM; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Egypt:

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


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Rebecca S Bryan, Highway 91 (Lat: 35.889444 Lon: -90.935556), Type: 546.5, Overall height: 517.6 m
    Registrant: 8709318888
  • Off Hwy 9, .6 Mi Ne (Lat: 35.890000 Lon: -90.935000), Type: 546.5, Overall height: 517.6 m
    Registrant: 8709318888, Main@kait8.Com
  • Highway 91 (Lat: 35.889444 Lon: -90.935556), Type: 546.5, Overall height: 517.6 m
    Registrant: 8709318888

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 3 10 Mi Sse Walnut Ridge (Lat: 35.925250 Lon: -90.905722), Type: Nnltan, Structure height: 37.2 m, Call Sign: KKY622
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9400 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2021
    Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Highway 91 (Lat: 35.889444 Lon: -90.935556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 517.6 m, Overall height: 546.5 m, Call Sign: KVT222
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/1989, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5345, Fax: (202) 778-5345, Email:
  • Highway 91 (Lat: 35.889444 Lon: -90.935556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 517.6 m, Overall height: 546.5 m, Call Sign: WQB222
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/1981, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5345, Fax: (202) 778-5345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KAIT XMTR, Highway 91 (Lat: 35.889444 Lon: -90.935556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 517.6 m, Overall height: 546.5 m, Call Sign: WQKG683
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2009, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Certifier: Rebecca S Bryan
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5345, Fax: (202) 778-5345, Email:
  • KAIT Transmitter Sit, Highway 91 00 Law 744 (Lat: 35.889444 Lon: -90.935556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 517.6 m, Overall height: 546.5 m, Call Sign: WLI555
    Assigned Frequencies: 2093.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/1988, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2010
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5120, Fax: (202) 778-5120, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5SUI, Licensee ID: L00208247
    Grant Date: 11/19/2005, Expiration Date: 02/15/2016
    Registrant: Junior W Simpson, Egypt, AR 72427


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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