Oak Grove Heights, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 1,048 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +44.2%
Males: 534  (51.0%)
Females: 514  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72450.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,416 (it was $31,979 in 2000)
Oak Grove Heights:

$60,416
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,923 (it was $12,603 in 2000)

Oak Grove Heights town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,548 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Oak Grove Heights:

$117,548
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,630; detached houses: $119,788; mobile homes: $77,166

Median gross rent in 2017: $767.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oak Grove Heights: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.7%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oak Grove Heights, AR (2010)
    • 86697.4%White alone
    • 111.2%Hispanic
    • 91.0%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

Races in Oak Grove Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (39.2%), German (9.5%), Irish (7.2%), English (6.0%), Dutch (1.6%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 336 feet

Land area: 3.04 square miles.

Population density: 344 people per square mile   (very low).

Oak Grove Heights, Arkansas map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $614 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $552 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (23.0 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (76.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (423.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Paragould, AR (2.2 miles ),
Lafe, AR (2.3 miles ),
Marmaduke, AR (2.9 miles ),
Peach Orchard, AR (3.7 miles),
Cardwell, MO (3.7 miles ),
Delaplaine, AR (3.7 miles),
Knobel, AR (3.8 miles ),
Rector, AR (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.13 N, Longitude: 90.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Oak Grove Heights, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oak Grove Heights, AR in 2017
Oak Grove Heights satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $119,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Oak Grove Heights, AR residents
Average permit cost in Oak Grove Heights, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +195 (+36.7%).
Most common industries in Oak Grove Heights, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.3%)
Most common occupations in Oak Grove Heights, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)

Average climate in Oak Grove Heights, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Oak Grove Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Oak Grove Heights town center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 22.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Grove Heights-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 35.5 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 49.0 miles away from the city 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 90.2 miles away from Oak Grove Heights 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 42.6 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 216.3 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 35.8 miles away from Oak Grove Heights 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 Greene County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oak Grove Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oak Grove Heights:

  • GREENE ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • US RENAL CARE OF NORTHEAST AR - PARAGOULD (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • BELLE MEADE, A REHABILITATION AND GUEST CARE FACIL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)
  • PARAGOULD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PARAGOULD, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Grove Heights:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 46 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 64 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Rhodes College (about 74 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 74 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 77 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Harding University (about 92 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oak Grove Heights: Oak Grove Heights Volunteer Fire Department (A), Oak Grove Heights Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Oak Grove Heights: Oak Grove Heights Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Greene 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:

2.9 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

78.2%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.4%
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

For population 15 years and over in Oak Grove Heights:

Marital status in Oak Grove Heights, AR
  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Oak Grove Heights:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oak Grove Heights, AR (based on Greene County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,96481
Mainline Protestant2,58216
Catholic4101
Other2232
None18,911-
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: 5
This county:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Here:

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

29.7%
Arkansas:

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

14.5%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oak Grove Heights:

47.9%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.6%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.8%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oak Grove Heights:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Oak Grove Heights:

55.1%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.4%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oak Grove Heights, 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
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,428$41,1360$0
Financial Administration 1$4,703$56,4361$1,800
Sewerage 1$5,273$63,2760$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,700$20,4006$2,200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$736
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,108
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,275
Totals for Government 4$15,104$45,31210$7,119

Oak Grove Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $62,000 ($59.16)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($49.62)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($47.71)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($41.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($33.40)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($20.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($3.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($3.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($3.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $83,000 ($79.20)

Oak Grove Heights government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $130,000 ($124.05)
    Other: $8,000 ($7.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $86,000 ($82.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($21.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($6.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $41,000 ($39.12)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($13.36)
    Other: $10,000 ($9.54)
  • Tax - Property: $39,000 ($37.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.95)

Oak Grove Heights government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,000 ($62.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,000 ($48.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($13.36)

Oak Grove Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000 ($42.94)

7.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.98% ($35,263 average AGI)
from Clay County, AR  0.50% ($36,111)
from Shelby County, TN  0.40% ($20,807)


6.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.82% ($37,073 average AGI)
to Clay County, AR  0.47% ($32,597)
to Lawrence County, AR  0.24% ($26,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Grove Heights:

  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KDRS (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, 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)
  • KCCB (1260 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Grove Heights:

  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KDXY (104.9 FM; LAKE CITY, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KAUF (89.9 FM; KENNETT, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K204DN (88.7 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Grove Heights:

  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K27FC (Channel 27; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • 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.)

Oak Grove Heights fatal accident list:

Nov 20, 2012 05:56 PM, Sr-135-05, Lat: 36.117422, Lon: -90.509653, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.1mTotal length
  • $1,167,000Total costs
  • 15,768Total average daily traffic
  • 152Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,032Total future (year 2006) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oak Grove Heights, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oak Grove Heights, AR

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Oak Grove Heights, Lat: 36.132333 Lon: -90.512028, Type: Nngtann, Structure height: 48 m, Call Sign: WQMZ416,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 11/16/2020, Certifier: Laura L Kegley, Registrant: Frontier Computer Solutions Inc, 421 S. Main St, Cave City, AR 72521, Phone: (870) 283-7040, Fax: (870) 283-7141, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oak Grove Heights, AR
  • 87.3%Electricity
  • 12.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oak Grove Heights, AR
  • 55.9%Electricity
  • 44.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Oak Grove Heights compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age below state average.
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