Higginson, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 649 (56% urban, 44% rural). Population change since 2000: +71.7%
Males: 380  (58.7%)
Females: 269  (41.3%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72068.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,337 (it was $25,114 in 2000)
Higginson:

$36,337
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,681 (it was $11,568 in 2000)

Higginson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,579 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Higginson:

$58,579
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $64,476; Detached houses: $80,959; Mobile homes: $19,481

Median gross rent in 2013: $691.

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  • Races in Higginson, AR (2010)

    Higginson races chart
    • 54487.6%White alone
    • 457.2%Hispanic
    • 132.1%Two or more races
    • 101.6%Black alone
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 30.5%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Higginson: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.0%), German (10.2%), Scottish (9.3%), Irish (9.1%), English (7.3%), Dutch (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 847 people per square mile   (low).

Higginson,AR real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Higginson:

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Higginson town:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 68.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

9 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.8% Latin America).

This town:

2.4%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Higginson, Arkansas as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Higginson to the number of sex offenders is 328 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $367 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $413 (1.0%)

Higginson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (42.2 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (98.6 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (334.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Kensett, AR (1.8 miles ), Searcy, AR (1.9 miles ), Garner, AR (2.4 miles ), West Point, AR (2.4 miles) , Griffithville, AR (2.5 miles ), Judsonia, AR (2.6 miles ), McRae, AR (2.9 miles ), Bald Knob, AR (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $70,000

Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 91.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

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

7.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Higginson, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Higginson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 164% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Higginson town center killed 50 people and injured 325 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 20.0 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Higginson-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% 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 83.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.2 miles away from Higginson center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 28.1 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 141.9 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 75.1 miles away from Higginson 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 182.6 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 White County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Higginson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Higginson:

  • WHITE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • CENTRAL ARKANSAS HOSP HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • DAVITA - SEARCY DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • SEARCY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • BYRD HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SEARCY, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Higginson:

  • Harding University (about 4 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 14 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 44 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 44 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 49 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 69 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 74 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)

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Notable locations in Higginson: Higginson Volunteer Fire Department (A), Higginson Volunteer Fire Department 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

White 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 2011 was 50.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.2%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Higginson compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Higginson town (based on White County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,009166
Mainline Protestant3,83830
Other7944
Catholic7492
Black Protestant6474
None32,039-
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: 14
White County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
White County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
White County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

28.0%
Arkansas:

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

13.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$664
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,432
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,993$23,9162$664
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$7,286
Totals for Government 1$1,993$23,91612$12,046

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($12.33)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($4.62)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $35,000 ($53.93)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($24.65)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($23.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($16.95)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,000 ($52.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($50.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($13.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($27.73)
    General Support: $5,000 ($7.70)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $17,000 ($26.19)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($18.49)
    Property: $5,000 ($7.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($43.14)

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
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 Lonoke County, AR  0.71% ($31,823 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.62% ($37,896)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.47% ($28,621)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
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 Lonoke County, AR  0.80% ($32,244 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.73% ($35,846)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.46% ($29,026)

Strongest AM radio stations in Higginson:

  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • 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)
  • KBBL (1350 AM; 3 kW; CABOT, AR; Owner: CABOT RADIO, INC.)
  • KAPZ (710 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Higginson:

  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KKSY (107.1 FM; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBGR (101.5 FM; BEEBE, AR; Owner: SEARCY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFLI (104.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KWCK-FM (99.9 FM; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSMD (99.1 FM; PANGBURN, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLEC-FM (106.3 FM; LONOKE, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KARN-FM (102.5 FM; CABOT, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Higginson:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Higginson fatal accident list:

Apr 5, 2006 01:32 PM, Sr-11-11, Sr-87, Lat: 35.19478, Lon: -91.71712, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 12, 2002 07:14 AM, Baker St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 18, 1998 04:20 PM, Sr-11-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 1, 1983 04:50 PM, Walker, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1975 09:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 620Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 840Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF5HGK, Licensee ID: L01575174
    Grant Date: 06/10/2010, Expiration Date: 06/10/2020, Certifier: Steven A Gifford
    Registrant: Steven A Gifford, 315 Walker Road, Higginson, AR 72068

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Higginson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Higginson, AR
Most common first names in Higginson, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James865.5 years
John777.6 years
Mary667.8 years
Charles480.7 years
Walter379.7 years
Ernest271.5 years
Charlie273.5 years
Frank256.5 years
Eugene288.0 years
Henry278.0 years
Most common last names in Higginson, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson571.0 years
Baker578.4 years
Hill556.8 years
Sullivan570.8 years
James482.3 years
Paul483.8 years
Durham477.5 years
Love380.3 years
Guthrie377.9 years
Mathis361.3 years

Higginson on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists"
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