Malvern, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 10,839 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.2%
 
Males: 6,080  (56.1%)
Females: 4,759  (43.9%)
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72104.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,995 (it was $27,007 in 2000)
Malvern:

$32,995
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,316 (it was $14,848 in 2000)

Malvern city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $89,679 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Malvern:

$89,679
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,817; detached houses: $86,212; mobile homes: $50,959

Median gross rent in 2017: $659.

March 2019 cost of living index in Malvern: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.2%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 33.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.1% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Malvern, AR (2017)
    • 6,56660.1%White alone
    • 3,20429.3%Black alone
    • 6926.3%Hispanic
    • 3743.4%Two or more races
    • 460.4%Asian alone
    • 140.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 90 registered sex offenders living in Malvern, Arkansas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Malvern is 122 to 1.


Crime rates in Malvern by year

Type

2011

2013

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.6)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(19.2)
1
(9.1)
3
(27.2)
7
(63.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(19.2)
2
(18.2)
3
(27.2)
5
(45.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(221.2)
4
(36.4)
27
(245.1)
31
(281.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(759.9)
22
(200.3)
125
(1,135)
134
(1,217)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(1,376)
25
(227.7)
264
(2,397)
257
(2,335)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(105.8)
2
(18.2)
19
(172.5)
20
(181.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.2)
4
(36.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)201.362.8268.1332.2

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City-data.com crime index in Malvern, AR

Crime rate in Malvern detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (10.2%), Irish (7.1%), German (5.7%), English (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/22/1876

Elevation: 314 feet

Land area: 7.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,474 people per square mile   (low).

Malvern, Arkansas map

236 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America).

This city:

2.2%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $474 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $546 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (37.5 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (142.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (253.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Perla, AR (1.4 miles),
Rockport, AR (1.6 miles ),
Magnet Cove, AR (2.6 miles),
Poyen, AR (3.2 miles ),
Traskwood, AR (3.3 miles ),
Donaldson, AR (3.3 miles ),
Lonsdale, AR (3.5 miles),
Haskell, AR (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 92.81 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Brick Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,692 (+24.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,651 (64.8%)

Area code: 501

Distribution of median household income in Malvern, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Malvern, AR in 2017
Malvern satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $172,000
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $92,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Malvern, AR residents
Average permit cost in Malvern, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Malvern, AR
Historical housing units in Malvern, AR
Most common industries in Malvern, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Wood products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.8%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.5%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Malvern, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Malvern, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Malvern-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Malvern city center injured 11 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 19.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

Earthquake activity:

Malvern-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.4 miles away from Malvern 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) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the city center
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 166.0 miles away from Malvern 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 226.9 miles away from Malvern center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 157.7 miles away from Malvern center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 206.1 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 Hot Spring County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Malvern topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Malvern:

  • HOT SPRING COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1001 SCHNEIDER DRIVE)
  • ARBOR OAKS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (105 RUSSELLVILLE ROAD)
  • LONGMEADOW NURSING CENTER - MALVERN (912 SECTION LINE RD)
  • MALVERN NURSING AND REHABILITATION (829 CLOUD ROAD)
  • MALVERN KIDNEY CTR (1590 TANNER RD)
  • HOT SPRING COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (2204 EAST SULLENBERGER)
  • HOT SPRING COUNTY HOME CARE (1001 SCHNEIDER DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Malvern:

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Amtrak station:

MALVERN (200 E. 1ST ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Malvern:

  • College of the Ouachitas (Full-time enrollment: 923; Location: One College Circle; Public; Website: www.coto.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Malvern:

  • National Park Community College (about 21 miles; Hot Springs, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • Henderson State University (about 22 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 37 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 42 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 46 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 54 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 67 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Public high schools in Malvern:

Private high school in Malvern:

  • AMBASSADOR BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 25, Location: 1585 TANNER ST, Grades: KG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Malvern:

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Library in Malvern:

  • MID ARKANSAS REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $989,759; Location: 202 EAST THIRD STREET; 167,264 books; 2,290 audio materials; 5,356 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Malvern: Hot Spring County Industrial Park (A), Malvern Fire Department (B), Hot Spring County Courthouse (C), Hot Spring County Library (D), Malvern City Hall (E), North Malvern Fire Station (F), Malvern Police Department (G), Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office (H), ProMed Ambulance - Malvern (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Malvern Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Malvern include: Happy Hollow Church (A), Baptist Temple of Malvern (B), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Calvary Church of God in Christ (D), Church of Christ (E), Emmanuel Baptist Church (F), Fairhaven Missionary Baptist Church (G), Faith Baptist Church (H), Faith Temple Apostolic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1), Gibson Cemetery (2), Rockport Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Malvern: Centennial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hot Spring County Museum (302 East 3rd Street).

Hotels: Budget Inn (304 East Page Avenue), Comfort Inn (2320 Leapard Lane), Economy Inn (1901 Oliver Lancaster Blv), Super 8 Malvern AR (3445 Oliver Lancaster Boulevard), Relax Inn (623 East Page Avenue), Super 8 Motel (3445 Oliver Lancaster Boulevard), Comfort Inn Malvern (2320 Leopard Lane).

Courts: Hot Springs County - Circuit Court- Circuit Court Reporter (Locust Street), Hot Spring-County - Juvenile Court (210 Locust Street), Hot Spring-County - Circuit Court Adult Probation Office (127 West Page Avenue), Arkansas State - Department Of Corrections- Drug Court- Color Of The Day (301 East Highland), Arkansas State - Department Of Corrections- Drug Court (301 East Highland), Malvern-City - Municipal Court Clerk- Small Claims Court (305 Locust Street).

Birthplace of: Blaze Foley - Alternative country singer, Fred Jones - NBA player (Indiana Pacers, born: Mar 11, 1979), Winston Bryant - Politician, Isaac Davis (American football) - Football player, Bob Burrow - Basketball player, Fran Bennett - Actor, Richard Griffin (Councilmember) - Politician, Reggie Ritter - Baseball player.

Hot Spring 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 Malvern and their reported violations in the past:

MALVERN WATERWORKS (Population served: 10,958, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-05-2011 to SEP-29-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-05-2011 to SEP-29-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2009)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006), St Show-cause Hearing (MAR-24-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2007)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2006), St Show-cause Hearing (MAR-24-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2007)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2006), St Show-cause Hearing (MAR-24-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2007)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2006), St Show-cause Hearing (MAR-24-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-20-2007 to SEP-29-2011)
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
KIMZEY REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 7,503, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2014)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2009)
MAGNET-BUTTERFIELD WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 1,838, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to AUG-02-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to AUG-02-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to AUG-02-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from AUG-10-2006 to OCT-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)

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

  • HWY 9 WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,258, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.1%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Malvern in 2010:

  • 1,092 people in state prisons
  • 276 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Malvern in 2000:

  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Malvern (2011 data):

  • The Malvern National Bank: Central Operations Branch, Main Street Branch, Corporate Center Branch, at 1 Money Place, Riverview Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $470.8 mil, Deposits: $383.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Mnb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Summit Bank: Operations Center Branch, Malvern Branch, Malvern Branch. Info updated 2011/02/25: Bank assets: $1,129.7 mil, Deposits: $946.3 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Bancorp, Inc.
  • Farmers Bank & Trust Company: Rockport Branch at 1929 Oliver Lancaster Blvd., branch established on 1997/09/08; Malvern Branch at 521 East Page, branch established on 1959/10/09. Info updated 2008/11/05: Bank assets: $734.1 mil, Deposits: $634.1 mil, headquarters in Magnolia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Magnolia Banking Corporation
  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Ash Street Branch at 208 Ash Street, branch established on 1986/12/05. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Malvern Ash Street Branch at 327 Ash Street, branch established on 1998/06/12. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Malvern:

Marital status in Malvern, AR
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 20.4%

For population 25 years and over in Malvern:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Malvern
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Malvern, AR (based on Hot Spring County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,73672
Mainline Protestant1,55213
Black Protestant1,5057
Catholic901
Other21
None17,038-
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: 6
This county:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Hot Spring County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Hot Spring County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hot Spring County:

9.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.6%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hot Spring County:

14.0%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Malvern:

48.6%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.0%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Malvern:

29.5
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.7%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Malvern:

36.3%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Malvern:

53.1%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Malvern:

77.1%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Malvern, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 28$81,389$34,8810$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$61,361$38,7540$0
Firefighters 16$55,062$41,2976$370
Streets and Highways 10$22,189$26,6272$2,259
Other Government Administration 7$19,795$33,9349$4,534
Financial Administration 3$10,406$41,6241$1,047
Judicial and Legal 3$6,627$26,5082$4,982
Solid Waste Management 1$1,683$20,1960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,995$23,9400$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,050$24,6000$0
Police - Other 1$2,891$34,6920$0
Totals for Government 90$265,448$35,39320$13,192

Malvern government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,003,000 ($92.54)
    Sewerage: $295,000 ($27.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($2.12)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,686,000 ($155.55)
    Police Protection: $1,683,000 ($155.27)
    Regular Highways: $1,086,000 ($100.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,060,000 ($97.79)
    Sewerage: $939,000 ($86.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $410,000 ($37.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($13.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($12.46)
    Financial Administration: $133,000 ($12.27)
    Central Staff Services: $123,000 ($11.35)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($3.87)
    Air Transportation: $27,000 ($2.49)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $649,000 ($59.88)
    Benefit Payments: $242,000 ($22.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $278,000 ($25.65)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($2.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($1.20)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.09)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,172,000 ($292.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $792,000 ($73.07)

Malvern government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,767,000 ($163.02)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($3.97)
    Other: $25,000 ($2.31)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($1.11)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $580,000 ($53.51)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $124,000 ($11.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $50,000 ($4.61)
    Other: $26,000 ($2.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $947,000 ($87.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $245,000 ($22.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $153,000 ($14.12)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($3.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,174,000 ($292.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $489,000 ($45.11)
    Other: $186,000 ($17.16)
    General Local Government Support: $167,000 ($15.41)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,684,000 ($155.36)
    Property: $692,000 ($63.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $532,000 ($49.08)
    Other License: $23,000 ($2.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $20,000 ($1.85)

Malvern government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,467,000 ($1888.27)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,328,000 ($1783.19)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,100,000 ($193.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000 ($88.66)

Malvern government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,360,000 ($125.47)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,367,000 ($126.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,211,000 ($480.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $412,000 ($38.01)

6.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
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 Garland County, AR  2.14% ($30,182 average AGI)
from Saline County, AR  1.12% ($42,739)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.38% ($35,179)
Businesses in Malvern, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
Cricket Wireless1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS2
H&R Block1Waffle House1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Malvern:

  • KBOK (1310 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZNG (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Malvern:

  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KALR (91.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: APPLIED LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIPR (92.3 FM; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KVLO (102.9 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Malvern:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVTH (Channel 26; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • K44EV (Channel 44; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVV-LP (Channel 63; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
Malvern fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Malvern fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 584ft / 178mTotal length
  • $8,578,000Total costs
  • 700,881Total average daily traffic
  • 82,269Total average daily truck traffic
  • 423,073Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Malvern, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 331960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Malvern, AR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Malvern)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 219 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Malvern, AR)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 244 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Malvern)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Malvern)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 175. The highest number of fires - 277 took place in 2018, and the least - 74 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Malvern, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.5%), and Structure Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Malvern, AR
    • 1,44048.5%Outside Fires
    • 97532.8%Structure Fires
    • 43614.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1214.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Malvern, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Malvern, Arkansas:

  • Super 8 Motel Malvern, 3445 Oliver Lancaster Blvd, Malvern, Arkansas 72104 , Phone: (501) 332-5755, Fax: (501) 332-3401
  • Comfort Inn, 2320 Leopard Ln, Malvern, Arkansas 72104 , Phone: (501) 467-3300, Fax: (501) 467-8827
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2660 S Rivercreek Dr, Malvern, Arkansas 72104 , Phone: (501) 467-8800
  • Americas Best Value Inn And Suites, 1656 Industrial Rd, Malvern, Arkansas 72104 , Phone: (501) 332-2487, Fax: (501) 467-3635
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Malvern, Arkansas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Malvern, AR
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Malvern, AR
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 44.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood


Malvern compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Malvern on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
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