Lafe, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 452 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.4%
 
Males: 208  (46.2%)
Females: 244  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72436, 72443, 72450.

Lafe Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,828 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Lafe:

$32,828
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,372 (it was $12,234 in 2000)

Lafe town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,435 (it was $41,100 in 2000)
Lafe:

$71,435
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $85,599; Detached houses: $102,144; Mobile homes: $41,479

Median gross rent in 2013: $695.

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  • Races in Lafe, AR (2010)

    Lafe races chart
    • 44998.0%White alone
    • 61.3%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lafe: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (27.4%), German (25.4%), Irish (6.6%), English (3.6%), Norwegian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 216 people per square mile   (very low).

Lafe,AR real estate house value index trend

Lafe, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Lafe:

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lafe town:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 14.2%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lafe, Arkansas as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lafe to the number of sex offenders is 231 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $376 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $283 (0.4%)

Lafe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (28.1 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (81.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (418.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oak Grove Heights, AR (2.3 miles ), Marmaduke, AR (2.6 miles ), Knobel, AR (3.1 miles ), Peach Orchard, AR (3.2 miles) , Paragould, AR (3.2 miles ), Delaplaine, AR (3.5 miles) , Rector, AR (3.5 miles ), Corning, AR (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.20 N, Longitude: 90.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

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

7.3%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+32.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (2%)

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

Average climate in Lafe, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lafe-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Lafe town center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lafe-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 72% 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 40.6 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 45.5 miles away from Lafe 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 85.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from Lafe center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greene County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lafe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lafe:

  • GREENE ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • US RENAL CARE OF NORTHEAST AR - PARAGOULD (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • BELLE MEADE, A REHABILITATION AND GUEST CARE FACIL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • PARAGOULD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • CORNING THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CORNING, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafe:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 27 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 40 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 64 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Rhodes College (about 79 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 79 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 81 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 93 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)

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

Churches in Lafe include: Lafe Baptist Church (A), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Johns Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Pigeon Roost Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lafe that have no violations reported:

  • LAFE RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2,478, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAFE RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2,478, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.6%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lafe compared to Arkansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lafe town (based on Greene County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,96481
Mainline Protestant2,58216
Catholic4101
Other2232
None18,911-
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: 5
Greene County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Greene County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Greene County:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

29.7%
Arkansas:

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

14.5%
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 7$2,900
Firefighters 0$0 1$525
Sewerage 0$0 1$180
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$672
Totals for Government 0$0 10$4,277

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $116,000 ($256.64)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($59.73)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($35.40)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($24.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($13.27)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($4.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,000 ($6.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($46.46)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($57.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $36,000 ($79.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($84.07)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $23,000 ($50.88)
    All Other: $10,000 ($22.12)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,000 ($55.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $23,000 ($50.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($4.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $141,000 ($311.95)

6.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.74% ($25,823 average AGI)
from Clay County, AR  0.60% ($20,952)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.42% ($27,186)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.41% ($30,407 average AGI)
to Clay County, AR  0.46% ($28,222)
to Randolph County, AR  0.20% ($36,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lafe:

  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDRS (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KCCB (1260 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, 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)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lafe:

  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAUF (89.9 FM; KENNETT, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KKLR-FM (94.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KOEA (97.5 FM; DONIPHAN, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KBOA-FM (105.5 FM; PIGGOTT, AR; Owner: POLLACK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXOQ (104.3 FM; KENNETT, MO; Owner: P.M. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K201DK (88.1 FM; PIGGOTT, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Lafe:

  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K27FC (Channel 27; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lafe)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WELL 1, Well 1 - 5833 Sr34 (Lat: 36.187361 Lon: -90.406583), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WNPX997
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2004, Expiration Date: 07/27/2014
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lafe)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Lafe, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1166.6 years
John874.1 years
William680.5 years
Henry472.8 years
Edward467.2 years
Robert478.3 years
Bessie385.4 years
Hubert370.0 years
Mary378.7 years
Viola387.0 years
Most common last names in Lafe, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hendrix769.3 years
Ramer780.6 years
Bell664.2 years
Huckabay585.2 years
Lange478.0 years
Barner476.0 years
Harmon475.5 years
Dortch476.5 years
Tritch473.2 years
Wilcoxson486.5 years

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #63 (72436) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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