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Searcy County

Population in 2012: 431 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 

Males: 210  (48.8%)
Females: 221  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
Arkansas median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 72645.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $18,251 (it was $14,485 in 2000)
Leslie:

$18,251
Arkansas:

$38,758
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $10,146

Leslie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $71,305 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
Leslie:

$71,305
Arkansas:

$106,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,538; Detached houses: $65,947; Mobile homes: $86,333

Median gross rent in 2011: $184.

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  • White alone - 420 (95.2%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Leslie: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (24.2%), Irish (13.3%), Scotch-Irish (9.8%), German (6.4%), United States (6.4%), French (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1023 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 577 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Leslie:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leslie city:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

11 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe).

This city:  2.1%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Leslie, Arkansas as of April 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Leslie to the number of sex offenders is 92 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $353 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $375 (0.5%)

Leslie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (74.5 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (153.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (319.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Marshall, AR (2.7 miles ), Gilbert, AR (3.8 miles) , Big Flat, AR (3.8 miles) , Clinton, AR (4.2 miles ), Shirley, AR (4.3 miles ), St. Joe, AR (4.5 miles) , Fifty-Six, AR (4.5 miles) , Fairfield Bay, AR (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.83 N, Longitude: 92.56 W

Area code: 870

Leslie household income distribution Leslie home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Leslie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Leslie city center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leslie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 47.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from Leslie center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Leslie center
On 8/22/2000 at 20:12:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 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 Searcy County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Leslie, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leslie:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 50 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 6,534)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 53 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Harding University (about 62 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 65 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 74 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 76 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 78 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)

Public high school in Leslie:

  • NORTH CENTRAL VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 330 OAK ST; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Leslie:

  • LESLIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 800 ELM ST; Grades: KG - 06)
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Searcy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Leslie and their reported violations in the past:

LESLIE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 840, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2000), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2000 and MAR-2000, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-1999), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 42.0%
(38.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.9%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Leslie, AR

Leslie compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Leslie travel time to work - commute


Leslie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Leslie (based on Searcy County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.66%
Here35.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents51.2%12.6%10.1%8.3%17.8%
Congregations32.3%19.4%12.9%9.7%25.8%
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: 2
Searcy County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Searcy County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Searcy County:

29.1%
Arkansas:

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

17.1%
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 8$1,679
Water Supply 1$2,635$31,6200$0
Totals for Government 1$2,635$31,6208$1,679


8.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
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 Boone County, AR  0.72% ($25,588 average AGI)
from Van Buren County, AR  0.51% ($12,083)
from Marion County, AR  0.42% ($14,200)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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 Boone County, AR  1.20% ($26,107 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, AR  0.77% ($19,722)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.64% ($19,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leslie:

  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • 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)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNWA (1600 AM; 5 kW; BELLEFONTE, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leslie:

  • KBCN-FM (104.3 FM; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF MARSHALL, INC.)
  • KFFB (106.1 FM; FAIRFIELD BAY, AR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCAST, INC)
  • KHPQ (92.1 FM; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • KCWD (96.1 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leslie:

  • KEMV (Channel 6; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Leslie fatal accident list:

Jan 14, 2007 01:17 AM, Walnut St., Lat: 35.828328, Lon: -92.560300, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 2
Oct 7, 1998 03:40 PM, Us-65-06, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 1987 03:28 PM, 65s6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Leslie)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • LESLIE TANK (ID-59), Leslie Tank Id-59, 2.4 Km North Of Leslie On Baker Rd (Lat: 35.851528 Lon: -92.568222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQOW464
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2012, Expiration Date: 02/15/2022, Certifier: Andy Anderson
    Registrant: Siemens Industry, Inc., 1239 Willow Lake Blvd, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2701, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LESLIE, County Road #78 (Lat: 35.821306 Lon: -92.530528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 102.4 m, Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: WQRG876
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/10/2013, Expiration Date: 05/10/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Leslie)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8


Most common first names in Leslie, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2772.6 years
James2673.4 years
Mary1981.2 years
John1980.5 years
George1175.6 years
Charles1077.9 years
Roy876.4 years
Frank779.3 years
Joseph777.0 years
Robert771.0 years
Most common last names in Leslie, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Massey1477.7 years
Harness1372.5 years
Treat1274.4 years
Passmore1174.6 years
Sutterfield1073.2 years
Ward1068.7 years
Thomas984.5 years
Lewis975.6 years
Morrison978.8 years
Blair979.1 years

Leslie on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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