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Population in 2012: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.4%
 

Males: 78  (49.0%)
Females: 83  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 71841

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,443 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Gillham:

$21,443
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,949

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,811 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
Gillham:

$58,811
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $63,127; Detached houses: $74,172; Mobile homes: $50,808

Median gross rent in 2012: $469.

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  • White alone - 122 (76.3%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (21.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)

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

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Ancestries: Irish (17.6%), United States (12.2%), German (9.8%), English (8.8%), West Indian (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 758 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 187 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Gillham:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gillham town:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

8 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America).

This town:  5.3%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gillham, Arkansas as of September 02, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gillham to the number of sex offenders is 161 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $294 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.4%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-10.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (53%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Gillham-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 132% 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 significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.5 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 63.6 miles away from Gillham center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Gillham:

  • DE QUEEN MEDICAL CENTER, INC (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Gillham, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gillham:

  • Texarkana College (about 53 miles; Texarkana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,250)
  • Henderson State University (about 72 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • Paris Junior College (about 79 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 2,649)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 85 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 88 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 103 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 6,534)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 113 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)

Public high school in Gillham:

  • DEQUEEN/MENA AREA VOC CENTER (Location: 395 SOUTH HORNBERG; Grades: 09 - 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.5. This is about average.
City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 37.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

37.1
U.S.:

28.3

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

  • GILLHAM WATERWORKS (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.8%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.4% for other race residents, 25.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gillham, AR

Gillham compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gillham travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Wood (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.60%
Here65.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents45.0%14.0%10.8%10.4%5.4%
Congregations18.9%15.1%1.9%20.8%9.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents3.5%3.0%2.6%1.5%3.9%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%1.9%20.8%
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: 4
Sevier County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sevier County:

30.5%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sevier County:

17.1%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,749
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,125
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,874

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($173.91)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($161.49)
    Electric Utilities: $8,000 ($49.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($12.42)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.42)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($130.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.21)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($93.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($173.91)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($24.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($55.90)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $14,000 ($86.96)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($12.42)
    Individual Income: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($124.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($105.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($18.63)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($55.90)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($18.63)

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McCurtain County, OK  0.54% ($22,840 average AGI)
from Howard County, AR  0.47% ($25,364)
from Polk County, AR  0.45% ($22,000)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
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 Little River County, AR  0.57% ($18,148 average AGI)
to Howard County, AR  0.53% ($23,960)
to Polk County, AR  0.53% ($22,440)

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: 34.171258, Lon: -94.311958, 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 drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 85
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 100


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Gillham Site 1694 Highway 71 (Lat: 34.156139 Lon: -94.311167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN495
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jimmy L Didier, 1694 Highway 71 (Lat: 34.156139 Lon: -94.311167), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 4794241100, Jdidier@didiercomm.Com, 6315 OLD HARRISON LANE
  • Jimmy L Didier, 1694 Highway 71 (Lat: 34.156139 Lon: -94.311167), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 4794241100, Jdidier@didiercomm.Com, 6315 OLD HARRISON LANE
  • Janis E Merritts, 1694 Highway 71 (Lat: 34.156139 Lon: -94.311167), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory.Department@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Christine A Verre, 1694 Highway 71 (Lat: 34.156139 Lon: -94.311167), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Lat: 34.268167 Lon: -94.225194, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTU682
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2008, Expiration Date: 03/21/2018, Certifier: David B Trego
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/1998, Expiration Date: 10/21/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2008
    Registrant: 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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Gillham


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