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Population in 2012: 462 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.0%
 

Males: 219  (47.6%)
Females: 243  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  38.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72436, 72443, 72450.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,545 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Lafe:

$31,545
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,829

Lafe town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,249 (it was $41,100 in 2000)
Lafe:

$70,249
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,406; Detached houses: $109,615; Mobile homes: $38,600

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • White alone - 449 (98.0%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lafe: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.5%), United States (22.2%), Irish (11.1%), English (6.7%), Norwegian (1.9%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 221 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lafe:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lafe town:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lafe, Arkansas as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lafe to the number of sex offenders is 462 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $338 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+32.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Lafe-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 201% 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 significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 22% 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 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 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from Lafe center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 88.7 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 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, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Lafe, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafe:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 27 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,301)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 40 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 79 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 82 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 93 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 95 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Harding University (about 96 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)

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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 and their reported violations in the past:

LAFE RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2470, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
LAFE RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2470, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.2%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lafe, AR

Lafe compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lafe travel time to work - commute


Lafe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.47%
Here61.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents61.2%14.6%10.6%2.7%2.2%
Congregations37.2%22.3%11.7%1.1%3.2%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.6%1.5%1.2%2.6%
Congregations3.2%2.1%4.3%3.2%11.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
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$2,400
Firefighters 0$0 1$425
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$2,250
Sewerage 0$0 2$310
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 12$5,485

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $116,000 ($251.08)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($58.44)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($34.63)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($23.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($12.99)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($4.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,000 ($6.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($45.45)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($56.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $36,000 ($77.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($82.25)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $23,000 ($49.78)
    All Other: $10,000 ($21.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,000 ($54.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $23,000 ($49.78)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($4.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $141,000 ($305.19)

6.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Craighead County, AR  1.65% ($32,474 average AGI)
from Clay County, AR  0.77% ($27,040)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.34% ($30,295)


5.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Craighead County, AR  1.40% ($27,721 average AGI)
to Clay County, AR  0.65% ($25,590)
to Mississippi County, AR  0.20% ($27,320)

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

Lafe on our top lists:

  • #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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