Etowah, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 333 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.0%
 
Males: 150  (45.3%)
Females: 183  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 72370, 72428, 72442.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,671 (it was $21,563 in 2000)
Etowah:

$35,671
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,835 (it was $8,890 in 2000)

Etowah town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $34,937 (it was $15,400 in 2000)
Etowah:

$34,937
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $57,686; Detached houses: $77,777; Mobile homes: $34,356

Median gross rent in 2016: $715.

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  • Races in Etowah, AR (2010)

    Etowah races chart
    • 31489.5%White alone
    • 257.1%Hispanic
    • 72.0%Two or more races
    • 41.1%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Etowah: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (40.0%), English (13.3%), Irish (7.8%), Polish (3.3%), German (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 230 feet

Land area: 5.89 square miles.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (very low).

Etowah,AR real estate house value index trend

Etowah, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Etowah:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Etowah town:

  • Never married: 13.3%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $467 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $419 (0.8%)

Etowah satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (27.6 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (43.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (426.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Caraway, AR (2.5 miles ), Keiser, AR (2.8 miles ), Dyess, AR (3.0 miles ), Victoria, AR (3.1 miles) , Lepanto, AR (3.1 miles ), Marie, AR (3.3 miles) , Black Oak, AR (3.4 miles ), Manila, AR (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.72 N, Longitude: 90.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Etowah household income distribution Etowah home values distribution

Crime rates in Etowah by Year
Type 2006 2007 2009 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 010000
per 100,000 0.0290.70.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 215522
per 100,000 573.1290.71,474.91,524.4607.9615.4
Theft 353536
per 100,000 859.61,453.5885.01,524.4911.91,846.2
Auto thefts 000002
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0615.4
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 267.0) 74.5136.6138.6167.779.0166.2

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Crime rate in Etowah detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
Arkansas average:

2.17
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+32.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Etowah, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Etowah-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Etowah town center caused $30,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1998, a category F4 tornado 10.8 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused $350,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Etowah-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 8.1 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 62.7 miles away from Etowah 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 32.3 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 107.3 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 16.3 miles away from Etowah 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 228.9 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Etowah topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Etowah:

  • CARAWAY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CARAWAY, AR)
  • OSCEOLA THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • MANILA NH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANILA, AR)
  • MANILA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MANILA, AR)
  • DAVITA - OSCEOLA RENAL CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • LEGACY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • MISSISSIPPI COUNTY HEALTH UNIT OSCEOLA (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Etowah:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Rhodes College (about 42 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 42 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 44 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 52 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 75 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Union University (about 77 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

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Notable locations in Etowah: Etowah Fire Volunteer Department (A), Etowah Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Etowah include: Garden Point United Methodist Church (A), Pentecostal Church (B), Etowah Baptist Church (C), The Church of God (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Three Way Cemetery (1). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 71.0. This is about average.

City:

71.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 14.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.8%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.2%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Arkansas average:

11.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,84595
Black Protestant3,02716
Mainline Protestant2,07315
Other7003
Catholic5002
None15,335-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Etowah:

49.4%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Etowah:

46.6%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Etowah:

22.9%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.9%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Etowah:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Etowah:

33.1%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

58.2%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.1%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Etowah, AR Residents
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$1,614$19,3680$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$680
Other and Unallocable 1$1,615$19,3801$255
Totals for Government 3$5,354$21,4162$935

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,000 ($90.09)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($30.03)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($30.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($15.02)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($12.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($96.10)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $34,000 ($102.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($51.05)
    General Support: $5,000 ($15.02)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,000 ($18.02)
    Property: $4,000 ($12.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($87.09)

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 Etowah:

  • 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)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOSE (860 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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 Etowah:

  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KJBR (93.7 FM; MARKED TREE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KJBX (106.7 FM; TRUMANN, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Etowah:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Etowah fatal accident list:

Dec 10, 1997 05:45 PM, Sh-136-03, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 352Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 534Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1960 Hwy 77 S (Lat: 35.691667 Lon: -90.230833), Call Sign: WQTR324
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.870 MHzGrant Date: 03/27/2014, Expiration Date: 03/27/2024, Certifier: Mark HendersonRegistrant: Poinsett Communications, Inc, 2100 Wingate Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72404, Phone: (870) 933-9284, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Etowah, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
David367.7 years
John375.7 years
James260.5 years
George282.5 years
Carl272.5 years
Charles265.0 years
Charlie277.0 years
Jason278.5 years
Marion262.9 years
Myrtle278.0 years
Most common last names in Etowah, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lunsford582.0 years
Russell464.8 years
Weathers472.3 years
Johnson370.3 years
Harrell369.6 years
Girdley377.0 years
Mccollum371.0 years
Simpson385.3 years
Cates268.0 years
Griffin271.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (2%)

Etowah compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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