O'Kean, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 97  (51.8%)
Females: 92  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 72449.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $26,180 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
O'Kean:

$26,180
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,636 (it was $11,342 in 2000)

O'Kean town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $33,109 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
O'Kean:

$33,109
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $41,290; Detached houses: $50,537; Mobile homes: $21,469

Median gross rent in 2016: $727.

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  • Races in O"Kean, AR (2010)

    O'Kean races chart
    • 18394.3%White alone
    • 52.6%American Indian alone
    • 52.6%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Black alone

Races in O'Kean detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in O'Kean: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (51.9%), English (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 274 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 189 people per square mile   (very low).

O'Kean, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in O'Kean:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in O'Kean town:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $341 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $215 (0.7%)

O'Kean satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (24.5 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (86.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (412.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Delaplaine, AR (2.6 miles) , College City, AR (2.7 miles ), Walnut Ridge, AR (3.2 miles ), Pocahontas, AR (3.3 miles ), Biggers, AR (3.4 miles ), Peach Orchard, AR (3.4 miles) , Hoxie, AR (3.5 miles ), Sedgwick, AR (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 90.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

O'Kean household income distribution O'Kean home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-11.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (45%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in O'Kean: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in O'Kean, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

O'Kean-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the O'Kean town center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 24.6 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

O'Kean-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 72% 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 45.8 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 61.7 miles away from O'Kean 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 99.1 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 59.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from O'Kean center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
O'Kean topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near O'Kean:

  • LAWRENCE HALL EAST (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE HALL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • FIVE RIVERS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; POCAHONTAS, AR)
  • WALNUT RIDGE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • WALNUT RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)

Amtrak station near O'Kean:

  • 11 miles: WALNUT RIDGE (HWY. 67 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to O'Kean:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 24 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 48 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 81 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Harding University (about 82 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 84 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 85 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 87 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

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

Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.7%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.8%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Arkansas average:

11.6

O'Kean travel time to work - commute O'Kean mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for O'Kean town (based on Randolph County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,68949
Catholic1,3002
Other3001
Mainline Protestant2882
None7,392-
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: 4
Randolph County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Randolph County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Randolph County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

28.4%
Arkansas:

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

13.5%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.2%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
O'Kean:

28.7
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.4%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
O'Kean:

8.1%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.0%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.7%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of O'Kean, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$306
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$223
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$108
Solid Waste Management 0$0 5$1,500
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 15$3,137

O'Kean government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $117,000 ($619.05)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($111.11)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($74.07)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($26.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($21.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,000 ($253.97)

O'Kean government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($89.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($767.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($100.53)
    General Support: $4,000 ($21.16)
  • Tax - NEC: $4,000 ($21.16)
    Property: $2,000 ($10.58)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.29)

O'Kean government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($105.82)

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lawrence County, AR  1.27% ($24,167 average AGI)
from Craighead County, AR  0.60% ($30,412)
from Greene County, AR  0.49% ($36,357)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craighead County, AR  1.27% ($30,208 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, AR  0.88% ($22,100)
to Greene County, AR  0.46% ($19,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in O'Kean:

  • 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.)
  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KPOC (1420 AM; 1 kW; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCCB (1260 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in O'Kean:

  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRLW-FM (106.3 FM; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K211BX (90.1 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOEA (97.5 FM; DONIPHAN, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KPOC-FM (103.9 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around O'Kean:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • K27FC (Channel 27; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 1,440Total average daily traffic
  • 14Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,985Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

O'Kean compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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