For population 25 years and over in Emerson:
For population 15 years and over in Emerson town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $379 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (49.4 miles , pop. 56,461).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (54.9 miles , pop. 200,145).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (209.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Haynesville, LA (3.2 miles ), Magnolia, AR (3.5 miles ), Shongaloo, LA (3.5 miles) , Taylor, AR (3.9 miles ), Springhill, LA (4.1 miles ), Cullen, LA (4.1 miles ), McNeil, AR (4.2 miles ), Waldo, AR (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 33.10 N, Longitude: 93.19 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Biggest Little Town in Arkansas
Area code: 870
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +44 (+14.0%).
Work and jobs in Emerson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Emerson, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Emerson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/12/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Emerson town center killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 12/19/1957, a category F4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Emerson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from Emerson center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from Emerson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bob Linton - Baseball player.
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Public high school in Emerson:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Emerson and their reported violations in the past:EMERSON WATERWORKS (Population served: 1190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 29.2%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Emerson compared to Arkansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Emerson (based on Columbia County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.16%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,222 average adjusted gross income)
0.42% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,940 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Emerson fatal accident list:
Jan 12, 1997 02:05 PM, Sh-98-04, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 20, 1996 03:18 PM, Co Rd # 26, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1994 12:05 AM, 79-1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1987 01:00 AM, Emersonst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 13, 1978 11:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Aug 2, 1975 00:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emerson)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.