Gum Springs, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -38.7%
Males: 43  (36.5%)
Females: 76  (63.5%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 71923

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,257 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Gum Springs:

$25,257
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,505 (it was $13,404 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,270 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Gum Springs:

$53,270
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $59,861; Detached houses: $64,526; Mobile homes: $33,386

Median gross rent in 2013: $747.

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    • 6453.3%Black alone
    • 4940.8%White alone
    • 65.0%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gum Springs: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (6.5%), Irish (5.2%), United States (5.2%), English (3.9%), Dutch (1.3%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 297 people per square mile   (very low).

Gum Springs, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Gum Springs:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gum Springs town:

  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

10 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This town:

5.2%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $366 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $178 (0.3%)

Gum Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (62.5 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (116.9 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (230.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Arkadelphia, AR (2.1 miles ), Caddo Valley, AR (3.1 miles ), Gurdon, AR (3.2 miles ), Friendship, AR (3.5 miles ), Okolona, AR (3.8 miles) , Donaldson, AR (4.0 miles ), Whelen Springs, AR (4.0 miles) , Sparkman, AR (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Gum Springs household income distribution Gum Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Gum Springs, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gum Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Gum Springs town center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 8.3 miles away from the town center injured 11 people.

Earthquake activity:

Gum Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 91.9 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 94.3 miles away from Gum Springs 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 191.4 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 253.2 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 183.2 miles away from Gum Springs center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 231.6 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 Clark County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gum Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gum Springs:

  • DEGRAY KIDNEY CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ARKADELPHIA, AR)
  • BAPTIST HEALTH HOME HEALTH - ARKADELPHIA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ARKADELPHIA, AR)
  • BAPTIST HEALTH HOSPICE ARKADEL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ARKADELPHIA, AR)
  • BAPTIST HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER-ARKADELPHIA Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ARKADELPHIA, AR)
  • TWIN RIVERS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ARKADELPHIA, AR)
  • COURTYARD GARDENS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ARKADELPHIA, AR)
  • GURDON MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GURDON, AR)

Amtrak station near Gum Springs:

  • 5 miles: ARKADELPHIA (798 S. 5TH ST.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gum Springs:

  • Henderson State University (about 6 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,528)
  • National Park Community College (about 32 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 54 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 63 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 64 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 68 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • Texarkana College (about 71 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)

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Church in Gum Springs: Gum Springs Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.0%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gum Springs compared to Arkansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Arkansas average:

11.8

Gum Springs travel time to work - commute Gum Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (27%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gum Springs town (based on Clark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,25958
Mainline Protestant1,73515
Black Protestant1,2919
Other2581
Catholic801
None7,372-
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
Clark County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Clark County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Clark County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

31.5%
Arkansas:

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

13.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$362
Water Supply 4$5,800$17,4000$0
Totals for Government 4$5,800$17,4001$362

Gum Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($705.88)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($193.28)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($75.63)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($16.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,000 ($268.91)

Gum Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($33.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $20,000 ($168.07)
    Highways: $1,000 ($8.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($134.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($92.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($1033.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($75.63)
    General Support: $3,000 ($25.21)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($42.02)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($16.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $316,000 ($2655.46)

6.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
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 Garland County, AR  0.70% ($21,780 average AGI)
from Hot Spring County, AR  0.68% ($32,688)
from Pike County, AR  0.34% ($24,417)


7.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
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 Garland County, AR  0.96% ($24,623 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.91% ($31,031)
to Hot Spring County, AR  0.75% ($28,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gum Springs:

  • KVRC (1240 AM; 1 kW; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gum Springs:

  • K208CQ (89.5 FM; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K220EF (91.9 FM; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYXK (106.9 FM; GURDON, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDEL-FM (100.9 FM; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSWH-FM (91.1 FM; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: HENDERSON STATE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Gum Springs:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KVTH (Channel 26; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTEV-LP (Channel 13; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: SANDRA A. MAY)

Gum Springs fatal accident list:

Dec 12, 1987 12:55 AM, Eastgum, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gum Springs)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 67 4 Mi S Of Arkadelphia (Lat: 34.068167 Lon: -93.096000), Call Sign: KJJ270
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.310 MHz, 158.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/1997, Expiration Date: 04/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2002
    Registrant: Reynolds Metals Co, 500 E Reynolds Rd, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, Phone: (501) 245-2700
  • Lat: 34.068167 Lon: -93.091278, Call Sign: WPWX988
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.400 MHz, 467.225 MHz, 467.275 MHz, 467.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/21/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Russel D Diggins
    Registrant: Bearcom, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7136, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:

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