Jerome, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 34 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -26.1%
 
Males: 14  (41.9%)
Females: 20  (58.1%)
Median resident age:

62.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip code: 71638

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,247 (it was $29,167 in 2000)
Jerome:

$49,247
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,009 (it was $11,707 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $56,140 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Jerome:

$56,140
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $143,025; detached houses: $170,445; mobile homes: $60,986
March 2019 cost of living index in Jerome: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
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  • Races in Jerome, AR (2019)
    • 4093.0%White alone
    • 24.7%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (66.7%), English (33.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 191 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

This city:

4.7%
Arkansas:

4.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Jerome city:

0.9% ($250)
Arkansas:

0.7% ($500)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (64.9 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (146.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (311.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Montrose, AR (2.7 miles ),
Dermott, AR (3.0 miles ),
Portland, AR (3.4 miles ),
Lake Village, AR (3.4 miles ),
McGehee, AR (4.0 miles ),
Parkdale, AR (4.4 miles ),
Reed, AR (4.6 miles ),
Arkansas City, AR (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.40 N, Longitude: 91.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Jerome, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jerome, AR in 2019

Jerome satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Arkansas:

5.7%

Average climate in Jerome, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jerome-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Jerome city center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

On 4/17/1978, a category F4 tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jerome-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 332% greater 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 167.9 miles away from Jerome 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 129.6 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) earthquake occurred 131.6 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 138.9 miles away from Jerome center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 336.1 miles away from Jerome center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 373.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Drew County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Jerome:

  • DERMOTT CITY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DERMOTT, AR)
  • RCG - LAKE VILLAGE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; LAKE VILLAGE, AR)
  • AAA SOUTHEAST AR CHICOT CO (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LAKE VILLAGE, AR)
  • LAKE VILLAGE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAKE VILLAGE, AR)
  • DELTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DUMAS, AR)
  • DESHA COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DUMAS, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jerome:

  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 24 miles; Monticello, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,130)
  • Delta State University (about 49 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 56 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 66 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 67 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 70 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 71 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)

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Drew County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

78.6%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Jerome:

Marital status in Jerome, AR
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 17.7%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Jerome:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.2
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jerome, AR (based on Drew County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,91739
Black Protestant2,06913
Mainline Protestant1,75412
Other3023
Catholic2421
None5,225-
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: 3
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Drew County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Drew County:

9.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.3%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jerome:

37.1%
Arkansas:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Jerome:

28.5
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jerome:

26.6%
Arkansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.9%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.4%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Jerome:

49.4%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Jerome:

75.5%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jerome, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 1$150

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,469 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Ashley County, AR  0.66% ($32,974 average AGI)
from Desha County, AR  0.61% ($30,472)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.49% ($18,379)


6.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 Pulaski County, AR  0.72% ($25,907 average AGI)
to Desha County, AR  0.59% ($34,229)
to Ashley County, AR  0.52% ($25,161)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jerome:

  • KVSA (1220 AM; 1 kW; MCGEHEE, AR; Owner: SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS,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)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jerome:

  • KXSA-FM (103.1 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRKD (105.7 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KAVH (101.5 FM; EUDORA, AR; Owner: JOEL J. KINLOW)
  • KHMB (99.5 FM; HAMBURG, AR; Owner: KENNETH WAYNE DIEBEL)
  • KHBM-FM (93.7 FM; MONTICELLO, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDMS (100.7 FM; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIQQ (102.3 FM; LELAND, MS; Owner: THE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KUUZ (95.9 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KZYQ (103.5 FM; LAKE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jerome:

  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

Jerome fatal accident list:

Nov 7, 2006 04:07 PM, Us-165-02, Lat: 33.394640, Lon: -91.470240, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 14, 2002 02:10 PM, Cr 733, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.7mTotal length
  • 421Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 501Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Mark L Stevenson, Jerome Ar (Lat: 33.401444 Lon: -91.468972), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Nexus Systems Inc., Msteve@nexussystems.Net, , Monro-e, Phone: (318) 340-0750
  • Clair M Billington, Jerome Ar (Lat: 33.401444 Lon: -91.468972), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Nexus Systems Inc., Msteve@nexussystems.Net, , Monro-e, Phone: (318) 340-0750
  • Karl Ware, Jerome Ar (Lat: 33.401444 Lon: -91.468972), Type: 93.0, Structure height: 05043 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Kware@nexussystems.Net, , Monro-e, Phone: (318) 340-0750

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JEROME, Jerome Ar (Lat: 33.401444 Lon: -91.468972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQMM319,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2020, Expiration Date: 09/21/2030, Certifier: Brad Warden, Registrant: Skyrider Communications, LLC, 308 Pine Street, West Monroe, LA 71291, Phone: (318) 654-8127, Fax: (888) 704-9344, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jerome, AR
  • 55.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 11.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jerome, AR
  • 75.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Jerome compared to Arkansas state average:

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