Grubbs, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 377 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 219  (58.3%)
Females: 158  (41.7%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72431.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,694 (it was $23,929 in 2000)
Grubbs:

$32,694
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,195 (it was $11,809 in 2000)

Grubbs town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,133 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Grubbs:

$44,133
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $49,641; Detached houses: $46,903; Mobile homes: $99,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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Grubbs races chart
  • White alone - 364 (94.3%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grubbs: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (30.7%), German (17.0%), English (10.1%), United States (6.0%), Polish (2.8%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 230 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 687 people per square mile   (low).

Grubbs, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Grubbs:

  • High school or higher: 61.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grubbs town:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Arkansas:  4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $219 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $333 (0.8%)

Grubbs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (24.6 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (72.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (381.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Amagon, AR (2.5 miles) , Tuckerman, AR (3.0 miles ), Campbell Station, AR (3.1 miles ), Waldenburg, AR (3.1 miles) , Weiner, AR (3.2 miles ), Diaz, AR (3.2 miles ), Newport, AR (3.3 miles ), Swifton, AR (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.65 N, Longitude: 91.07 W

Area code: 870

Grubbs household income distribution Grubbs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-17.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (1%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Grubbs, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grubbs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Grubbs town center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grubbs-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 42.0 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 94.2 miles away from Grubbs 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.2 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 135.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Grubbs center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 33.5 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 Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grubbs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grubbs:

  • LINDLEY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • REGIONAL HEALTHCARE INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • PINEDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • HARRIS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • HARRIS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grubbs:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 26 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Harding University (about 47 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 62 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 69 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 71 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 72 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 86 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)

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

Jackson 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 2012 was 44.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.14

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

GRUBBS WATERWORKS (Population served: 907, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUN-14-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-1994), St Other (MAR-21-1995)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.7%
Whole state:  67.6%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Grubbs compared to Arkansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Grubbs town (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.65%
Here: 56.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents44.2%18.5%7.8%7.3%5.0%
Congregations18.6%31.4%10.0%10.0%4.3%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.7%3.4%2.8%1.4%5.0%
Congregations5.7%7.1%4.3%1.4%7.1%
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: 6
Jackson County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Jackson County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.1%
Arkansas:

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

12.3%
State:

13.6%
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
Water Supply 3$3,499$13,9960$0
Totals for Government 3$3,499$13,9960$0

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($265.25)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($66.31)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($26.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($106.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($68.97)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $59,000 ($156.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($98.14)
    Highways: $1,000 ($2.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($13.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $149,000 ($395.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($45.09)
    General Support: $8,000 ($21.22)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $10,000 ($26.53)
    Property: $8,000 ($21.22)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $598,000 ($1586.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $598,000 ($1586.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $146,000 ($387.27)

5.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
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 Independence County, AR  0.75% ($27,895 average AGI)
from Craighead County, AR  0.54% ($21,556)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.32% ($18,563)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 White County, AR  0.90% ($28,565 average AGI)
to Independence County, AR  0.81% ($21,220)
to Craighead County, AR  0.77% ($35,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grubbs:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNBY (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grubbs:

  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLLN (90.9 FM; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Grubbs:

  • 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)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int Of Ar Hwy 18 & Cr 47 (Lat: 35.650917 Lon: -91.090667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPJU912
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/2011, Expiration Date: 11/04/2021, Certifier: William E Crotts
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 963QC , Serial Number: 638B
    Registrant (Corporation): O&k Aviation Inc, Po Box 238, Grubbs, AR 72431

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Grubbs, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles761.2 years
William770.9 years
Mary586.2 years
Clara479.0 years
James473.9 years
John478.5 years
Willie472.8 years
Fannie378.0 years
Mae386.6 years
Rosie387.7 years
Most common last names in Grubbs, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Prince962.5 years
Williams984.7 years
Tubbs673.2 years
Fields585.2 years
Smith572.0 years
Sullins480.3 years
Long481.2 years
Boyd470.8 years
Adams368.4 years
Hallmark376.4 years

Grubbs on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises"
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