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Population in 2012: 257 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.9%
Males: 139  (54.4%)
Females: 118  (45.6%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72085.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,861 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Letona:

$44,861
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,073

Letona town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,871 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Letona:

$68,871
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,176; Detached houses: $74,637; Mobile homes: $46,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $710.

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  • White alone - 239 (93.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Letona: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (27.6%), Irish (15.3%), German (14.2%), English (2.1%), French (1.6%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 285 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 658 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Letona:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Letona town:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $433 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $300 (0.7%)

Letona satellite photo by USGS

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

Letona household income distribution Letona home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (10%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)

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Tornado activity:

Letona-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 294% 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 near Arkansas state average. It is 73% 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 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, Depth: 6.2 mi, 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 the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from Letona center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 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 White County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Letona:

  • Harding University (about 10 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 21 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 41 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 49 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 51 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 53 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.7. This is about average.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.2%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Letona, AR

Letona 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 below state average.
  • House age below 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


Letona travel time to work - commute


Letona mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Letona town (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.52%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.7%17.1%12.9%11.7%10.3%
Congregations16.0%18.6%7.2%19.1%11.9%
NameAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents5.8%1.8%1.7%1.7%6.5%
Congregations5.7%3.1%1.0%4.1%13.4%
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: 14
White County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

28.0%
Arkansas:

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

13.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$180
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$225
Totals for Government 0$0 7$405


7.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
White County:

0.37%
Arkansas average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lonoke County, AR  0.88% ($26,395 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.85% ($32,264)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.39% ($23,258)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Pulaski County, AR  0.92% ($30,647 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.73% ($29,539)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.38% ($33,529)

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



FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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: 06/01/2009, Expiration Date: 06/01/2019, Certifier: James M Dumler
    Registrant: Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC, 1111 Louisiana Street, 12th Floor, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 207-5029, Fax: (713) 207-0956, Email:



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

Letona on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation"
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