Gillham, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 163 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 78  (47.9%)
Females: 85  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 71841

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,916 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Gillham:

$32,916
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,218 (it was $10,758 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,781 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
Gillham:

$63,781
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $67,995; Detached houses: $69,934; Mobile homes: $59,758

Median gross rent in 2013: $476.

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  • Races in Gillham, AR (2010)

    Gillham races chart
    • 12276.3%White alone
    • 3421.3%Hispanic
    • 21.3%Two or more races
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gillham: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (10.3%), Irish (9.4%), German (7.6%), English (6.3%), Swedish (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 189 people per square mile   (very low).

Gillham, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Gillham:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gillham town:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

18 residents are foreign born (8.5% Latin America, 1.1% Oceania).

This town:

9.6%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $301 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $503 (0.9%)

Gillham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (83.0 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (121.9 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (171.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Grannis, AR (2.2 miles ), De Queen, AR (3.0 miles ), Wickes, AR (3.0 miles ), Vandervoort, AR (3.8 miles) , Horatio, AR (4.0 miles ), Lockesburg, AR (4.0 miles ), Dierks, AR (4.2 miles ), Eagletown, OK (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.17 N, Longitude: 94.32 W

Area code: 870

Gillham household income distribution Gillham home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-10.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (37%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Gillham, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gillham-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Gillham town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gillham-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.4 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 140.3 miles away from Gillham 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 125.6 miles away from the city 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 247.9 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 302.6 miles away from Gillham center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 239.3 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 Sevier County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gillham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gillham:

  • DE QUEEN MEDICAL CENTER, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; DE QUEEN, AR)
  • 1SEVIER HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DE QUEEN, AR)
  • BROOKEWOOD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DE QUEEN, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gillham:

  • Texarkana College (about 53 miles; Texarkana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 63 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Henderson State University (about 72 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • National Park Community College (about 73 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Paris Junior College (about 79 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 81 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 85 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)

Public high school in Gillham:

  • DEQUEEN/MENA AREA VOC CENTER (Location: 395 S HORNBERG AVE, Grades: 9-12)

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

Reservoir: Gillham Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sevier 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 2013 was 60.6. This is better than average.

City:

60.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 38.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.3
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.0%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.5% for other race residents, 34.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gillham town (based on Sevier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,06237
Catholic1,2001
Mainline Protestant6649
Black Protestant1961
Orthodox511
Other11
None7,884-
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: 4
Sevier County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sevier County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Sevier County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sevier County:

30.5%
Arkansas:

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

17.1%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.8%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.0%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Gillham:

29.0
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gillham:

24.9%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gillham:

8.8%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.6%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

51.9%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.5%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gillham, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$3,859
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$425
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$100
Water Supply 0$0 1$874
Totals for Government 0$0 11$5,358

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($171.78)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($159.51)
    Electric Utilities: $8,000 ($49.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($12.27)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.27)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($128.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.13)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($92.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($171.78)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($24.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($55.21)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $14,000 ($85.89)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($12.27)
    Individual Income: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($122.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($104.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($18.40)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($55.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($18.40)

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
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 Howard County, AR  0.62% ($21,452 average AGI)
from Polk County, AR  0.50% ($26,360)
from Little River County, AR  0.48% ($21,625)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Howard County, AR  0.64% ($21,250 average AGI)
to Miller County, AR  0.54% ($49,148)
to Polk County, AR  0.48% ($24,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gillham:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gillham:

  • KDQN-FM (92.1 FM; DE QUEEN, AR; Owner: JAY W. BUNYARD & ANNE W. BUNYARD)
  • KKBI (106.1 FM; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: J.D.C. RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQOR (105.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBPU (88.7 FM; DE QUEEN, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KENA-FM (102.1 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gillham:

  • K08KF (Channel 8; De QUEEN, AR; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • K28DJ (Channel 28; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: TRUSTEES OF J.B.CALLAHAM R.T.)

Gillham fatal accident list:

Jan 10, 2006 03:30 PM, Us-71-07, Lat: 34.17126, Lon: -94.31196, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 1999 10:45 AM, Us-71-07, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 7, 1997 02:00 PM, Us-71-07, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1986 09:45 PM, 71s7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 3,485Total average daily traffic
  • 42Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Lat: 34.268167 Lon: -94.225194, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTU682
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHzGrant Date: 01/09/2008, Expiration Date: 03/21/2018, Certifier: David B TregoRegistrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • STATION, On Kcs Right Of Way 0.3 Mi Se Of (Lat: 34.164000 Lon: -94.306306), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WEF305
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.900 MHzGrant Date: 08/13/1998, Expiration Date: 10/21/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2008Registrant: Phone: (318) 227-7149

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N5NMC, Previous Call Sign: KB5HNB, Licensee ID: L00270284, Grant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/09/2020, Certifier: Timothy W Turney, Registrant: Timothy W Turney, 329 Benton Trails, Gillham, AR 71841
  • Call Sign: W5MDM, Licensee ID: L00144494, Grant Date: 09/09/1997, Expiration Date: 11/26/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2001, Registrant: Micheal D Morrow, 545 Tower Rd., Gillham, AR 71841
  • Call Sign: KD5LQO, Licensee ID: L00285196, Grant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 09/19/2020, Certifier: Linda A Turney, Registrant: Linda A Turney, 329 Benton Trails, Gillham, AR 71841

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

GILLHAM WATERWORKS (Population served: 300, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2011)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Gillham

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gillham, AR

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (10%)

Gillham compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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