Letona, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 244 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.4%
Males: 113  (46.4%)
Females: 131  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

31.5 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72085.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,339 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Letona:

$28,339
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,351 (it was $12,303 in 2000)

Letona town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,057 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Letona:

$67,057
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $87,647; detached houses: $94,620; mobile homes: $55,180

Median gross rent in 2019: $644.

March 2019 cost of living index in Letona: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 31.6%
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Ancestries: Irish (24.2%), European (21.1%), American (8.4%), English (6.3%), German (6.3%), Polish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 285 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 625 people per square mile   (low).

Letona, Arkansas map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,097 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $467 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (47.0 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (106.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (334.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Pangburn, AR (2.1 miles ),
Searcy, AR (3.1 miles ),
Judsonia, AR (3.5 miles ),
Kensett, AR (3.6 miles ),
Higginson, AR (3.6 miles ),
Rose Bud, AR (3.8 miles ),
Tumbling Shoals, AR (3.8 miles ),
Heber Springs, AR (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 91.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Distribution of median household income in Letona, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Letona, AR in 2019
Letona satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Most common industries in Letona, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (15.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Wood products (7.7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Food (9.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.5%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (9.5%)
  • Truck transportation (9.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (9.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (9.5%)
Most common occupations in Letona, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.0%)
  • Woodworkers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.7%)
  • Woodworkers (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (23.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (9.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)

Average climate in Letona, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Letona-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Letona town center killed 50 people and injured 325 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 23.7 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Letona-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 487% 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 86.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from Letona center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 25.2 miles away from Letona center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 30.4 miles away from Letona center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 295.1 miles away from Letona center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 278.4 miles away from Letona center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Letona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Letona:

  • SEARCY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • BYRD HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • CENTRAL ARKANSAS HOSP HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF SEARCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • DAVITA - SEARCY DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SEARCY, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Letona:

  • Harding University (about 10 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 21 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 41 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 49 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 53 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 74 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Letona: Letona Missionary Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.0%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Letona:

Marital status in Letona, AR
  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Letona:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Letona, AR (based on White County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
White County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Arkansas:

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

13.7%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Letona:

59.2%
Arkansas:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Letona:

44.8%
Arkansas:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.4
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

9.7%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Letona:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

53.4%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Letona:

50.5%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.8%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Letona, 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
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$800
Financial Administration 0$0 7$1,480
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,280

6.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Lonoke County, AR  0.93% ($49,160 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.64% ($35,037)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.38% ($31,979)


6.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
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  0.85% ($40,254 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.84% ($34,957)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.41% ($45,068)

Strongest AM radio stations in Letona:

  • 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)
  • KAWW (1370 AM; 1 kW; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • KBBL (1350 AM; 3 kW; CABOT, AR; Owner: CABOT RADIO, INC.)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Letona:

  • KWCK-FM (99.9 FM; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSMD (99.1 FM; PANGBURN, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKSY (107.1 FM; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBGR (101.5 FM; BEEBE, AR; Owner: SEARCY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAWW-FM (100.7 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KFFB (106.1 FM; FAIRFIELD BAY, AR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCAST, INC)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Letona:

  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KEMV (Channel 6; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Letona fatal accident list:

Feb 2, 1997 03:00 PM, Us-65-06, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.2mTotal length
  • $882,000Total costs
  • 21,574Total average daily traffic
  • 361Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,266Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Letona)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LETONA, AR, 1.2 Mi W Of Letona Arkansas Post Office (Lat: 35.365083 Lon: -91.848417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: WQKI405,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.131 MHz, 952.131 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2019, Expiration Date: 06/01/2029, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2020, Certifier: James M Dumler, Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 850-7646, Email:
  • WS-PANG-RL02, N Mehgar St And Harshaw Ln (Lat: 35.361722 Lon: -91.824806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WRED423,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 09/24/2019, Expiration Date: 09/24/2029, Certifier: Brian Corman, Registrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6006, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: AB8HD, Previous Call Sign: KG8OI, Licensee ID: L00248689, Grant Date: 05/07/2014, Expiration Date: 05/07/2024, Certifier: Michael J Adkins, Registrant: Michael J Adkins, Po Box 125, Letona, AR 72085

Most common first names in Letona, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James678.4 years
John572.8 years
Mary571.0 years
Bessie268.0 years
Kenneth262.0 years
Lois276.0 years
William281.0 years
Most common last names in Letona, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bennett573.8 years
Wood576.2 years
Tarpley470.0 years
Adkins383.0 years
English389.3 years
Cox381.7 years
Dunham359.0 years
Marsh378.7 years
Stewart358.6 years
Clifton272.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Letona, AR
  • 54.3%Utility gas
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Letona, AR
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 36.2%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Letona compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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