Gum Springs, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 113 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -41.8%
Males: 51  (45.5%)
Females: 62  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip code: 71923

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,762 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Gum Springs:

$39,762
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,626 (it was $13,404 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,251 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Gum Springs:

$93,251
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $98,375; detached houses: $125,180; mobile homes: $46,283

Median gross rent in 2019: $752.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gum Springs: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.1%
(4.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)

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    • 6649.3%Black alone
    • 4533.6%Hispanic
    • 2417.9%White alone
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Ancestries: English (3.5%), Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 282 people per square mile   (very low).

Gum Springs, Arkansas map

10 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America).

This town:

7.5%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $611 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $254 (0.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Gum Springs, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gum Springs, AR in 2019

Gum Springs satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Most common industries in Gum Springs, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (15.0%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (20.6%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.9%)
  • Paper (7.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.9%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.6%)
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Food (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Gum Springs, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)

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 significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 464% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from Gum Springs center
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 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Gum Springs center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) 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) earthquake occurred 191.4 miles away from Gum Springs center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Gum Springs:

Marital status in Gum Springs, AR
  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 26.4%

For population 25 years and over in Gum Springs:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Clark County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

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

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

9.4%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.5%
Arkansas:

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

13.3%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gum Springs:

48.4%
Arkansas:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gum Springs:

44.3%
Arkansas:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
Arkansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gum Springs:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gum Springs:

35.5%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Gum Springs:

53.5%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Gum Springs:

80.4%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gum Springs, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 3$6,034$24,1360$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$525
Totals for Government 3$6,034$24,1361$525

Gum Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $74,000 ($654.87)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($548.67)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($123.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($17.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,000 ($601.77)

Gum Springs government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($141.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $39,000 ($345.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($8.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($637.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $214,000 ($1893.81)
    Other: $47,000 ($415.93)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,000 ($283.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,000 ($230.09)
    Property: $1,000 ($8.85)

Gum Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,000 ($2168.14)

6.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Garland County, AR  0.68% ($26,319 average AGI)
from Hot Spring County, AR  0.57% ($24,641)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.36% ($42,760)


7.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Garland County, AR  0.88% ($44,574 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.75% ($33,596)
to Saline County, AR  0.65% ($54,422)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.5mTotal length
  • $940,000Total costs
  • 107,784Total average daily traffic
  • 37,555Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,596Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gum Springs, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gum Springs, AR

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: Mark Stiffler, Registrant: Alcoa Corporation, 201 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212, Phone: (412) 315-2796, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Awe Shiloh, Mcmillan Road (Lat: 34.017833 Lon: -93.161194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQOM556,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2011, Expiration Date: 11/16/2021, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gum Springs, AR
  • 67.7%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 6.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gum Springs, AR
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 40.9%Electricity


Gum Springs compared to Arkansas state average:

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