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Population in 2012: 229 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.1%
 

Males: 108  (47.3%)
Females: 121  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71961.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,996 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Oden:

$37,996
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,198

Oden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,715 (it was $55,500 in 2000)
Oden:

$75,715
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,155; Detached houses: $71,805; Mobile homes: $55,105
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  • White alone - 223 (96.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oden: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Oden, Arkansas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Oden is mentioned 15 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: United States (13.4%), Irish (10.3%), English (7.5%), German (3.1%), French (1.7%), Czech (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1929

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 269 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Oden:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oden town:

  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 72.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Arkansas:  3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $443 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $424 (0.6%)

Oden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (62.5 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (148.9 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (214.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Mount Ida, AR (3.1 miles ), Black Springs, AR (3.4 miles) , Norman, AR (3.6 miles ), Glenwood, AR (4.9 miles ), Waldron, AR (5.1 miles ), Mena, AR (5.1 miles ), Kirby, AR (5.2 miles ), Daisy, AR (5.2 miles) .

Latitude: 34.62 N, Longitude: 93.78 W

Area code: 870

Oden household income distribution Oden home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+74.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Oden-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Oden town center killed 7 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 12/23/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the town center injured 29 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 94% 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 97.0 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) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Oden center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Oden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Oden:

  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MOUNT IDA, AR)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOUNT IDA, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Oden, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oden:

  • Henderson State University (about 54 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,863)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 60 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 6,534)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 63 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 82 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 83 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • Texarkana College (about 84 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 84 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)

Public high school in Oden:

  • ODEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 135 SCHOOL DR; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Oden:

  • ODEN MADDOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 135 SCHOOL DR; Grades: PK - 06)
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Notable location: Oden Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oden include: Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church (A), Oden First Baptist Church (B), Oden United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oden Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: LUM & Abner Jot'em Down Store & Museum (4562 West Highway 88).

 
Montgomery 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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.5. This is about average.
City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 37.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

37.1
U.S.:

28.3


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.5%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.0%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oden, AR

Oden compared to Arkansas 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oden travel time to work - commute


Oden mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Electricity (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oden town (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Association General Conference Churches of God
Adherents58.9%10.1%8.6%6.5%6.1%
Congregations38.6%9.1%4.5%11.4%6.8%
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.3%2.9%1.4%1.0%1.3%
Congregations6.8%4.5%2.3%4.5%11.4%
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: 2
Montgomery County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

10.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

27.1%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
Arkansas:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$303
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$194
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$3,133
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$514
Water Supply 0$0 1$642
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,070
Totals for Government 0$0 7$5,856


8.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.09%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Garland County, AR  1.83% ($30,837 average AGI)
from Pike County, AR  0.75% ($20,550)


6.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
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 Garland County, AR  1.75% ($23,109 average AGI)
to Polk County, AR  0.53% ($29,857)
to Pike County, AR  0.38% ($23,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oden:

  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, 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)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oden:

  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KENA-FM (102.1 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQOR (105.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWXE (104.5 FM; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Oden fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 2000 08:40 AM, Sr-88-03, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 10.75 Mi Nw (Lat: 34.695944 Lon: -93.942972), Call Sign: KNGE675, Licensee ID: L00004103
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2003, Expiration Date: 03/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2012
    Registrant: Arkansas Game And Fish Commission, 213a Hwy 89s, Mayflower, AR 72106, Phone: (501) 470-1296, Fax: (501) 470-1459, Email:
  • Ranger Station (Lat: 34.624000 Lon: -93.806028), Call Sign: WSA82
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.330 MHz, 159.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2003, Expiration Date: 12/07/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2012
    Registrant: Arkansas Game And Fish Commission, 213a Hwy 89s, Mayflower, AR 72106, Phone: (501) 470-1082, Fax: (501) 470-1459, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB4OCI, Licensee ID: L00224560
    Grant Date: 12/26/2002, Expiration Date: 02/16/2013
    Registrant: Amy L Hughes, 176 Whispering Pines, Oden, AR 71961
  • Call Sign: N5WRZ, Licensee ID: L00389909
    Grant Date: 08/03/2011, Expiration Date: 10/15/2021, Certifier: Donald R White
    Registrant: Donald R White, 432 White Trail, Oden, AR 71961-7473
  • Call Sign: KF5DCU, Licensee ID: L01518791
    Grant Date: 09/17/2009, Expiration Date: 09/17/2019, Certifier: Russell T Lewis
    Registrant: Russell T Lewis, 200 Clark Ln, Oden, AR 71961


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oden, AR

Most common first names in Oden, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William980.5 years
Charles571.6 years
Mary582.2 years
James467.9 years
Paul472.8 years
Gladys385.7 years
Arthur372.0 years
Anna381.0 years
Willie379.0 years
Ruth373.0 years
Most common last names in Oden, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fryar1380.5 years
Carmack774.0 years
Singleton780.8 years
Johnson676.4 years
Maddox682.0 years
Allen477.3 years
Black479.7 years
Goodner478.3 years
Counts475.8 years
Young474.7 years

Oden on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management, professional, and related occupations:"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
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