Oil Trough, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 261 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
 
Males: 111  (42.6%)
Females: 150  (57.4%)
Median resident age:  29.6 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72564.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,730 (it was $31,528 in 2000)
Oil Trough:

$25,730
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,399 (it was $14,079 in 2000)

Oil Trough town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,190 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Oil Trough:

$64,190
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $81,057; Detached houses: $94,658; Mobile homes: $49,982

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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  • Races in Oil Trough, AR (2010)

    Oil Trough races chart
    • 25397.3%White alone
    • 51.9%Two or more races
    • 20.8%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oil Trough: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), United States (18.2%), English (13.5%), German (12.5%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 223 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,364 people per square mile   (low).

Oil Trough,AR real estate house value index trend

Oil Trough, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Oil Trough:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oil Trough town:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $504 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $360 (0.6%)

Oil Trough satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (45.2 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (91.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (362.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Newark, AR (2.3 miles ), Magness, AR (2.3 miles) , Jacksonport, AR (2.9 miles ), Sulphur Rock, AR (3.0 miles ), Pleasant Plains, AR (3.3 miles ), Newport, AR (3.4 miles ), Diaz, AR (3.4 miles ), Moorefield, AR (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $18,000

Latitude: 35.63 N, Longitude: 91.46 W

Area code: 870

Oil Trough household income distribution Oil Trough home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-32.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Oil Trough: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oil Trough, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oil Trough-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 151% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the Oil Trough town center killed 7 people and injured 24 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 7.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oil Trough-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 63.8 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 112.1 miles away from Oil Trough center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 52.7 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 151.0 miles away from Oil Trough center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 55.2 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 Independence County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oil Trough topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oil Trough:

  • JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • PINEDALE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • HARRIS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • HARRIS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • LINDLEY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • REGIONAL HEALTHCARE INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)
  • ROLLING HILLS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BATESVILLE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oil Trough:

  • Harding University (about 31 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 46 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 47 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 68 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 76 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 80 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 88 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)

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Notable location: Oil Trough Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Independence 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 2013 was 44.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.14
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 39.3%
(40.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.2%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households
21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Arkansas average:

11.8

Oil Trough travel time to work - commute Oil Trough mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oil Trough town (based on Independence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,22785
Mainline Protestant2,98816
Other3663
Catholic3501
Black Protestant3082
None15,408-
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: 7
Independence County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Independence County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Independence County:

27.9%
Arkansas:

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

11.9%
State:

13.6%
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$663
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$340
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$456
Firefighters 0$0 15$1,934
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$391
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,164
Totals for Government 0$0 27$4,948

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.66% ($23,925 average AGI)
from White County, AR  0.52% ($27,190)
from Jackson County, AR  0.34% ($21,220)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.67% ($23,671 average AGI)
to White County, AR  0.38% ($31,891)
to Jackson County, AR  0.31% ($27,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oil Trough:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNBY (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAAB (1130 AM; 1 kW; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KBTA (1340 AM; 1 kW; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oil Trough:

  • KLLN (90.9 FM; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBTA-FM (99.5 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZIG (89.9 FM; CAVE CITY, AR; Owner: CAVE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KWCK-FM (99.9 FM; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSMD (99.1 FM; PANGBURN, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oil Trough:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K35EA (Channel 35; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57IP (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67GR (Channel 67; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K20EX (Channel 20; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K40DS (Channel 40; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FM (Channel 53; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57FV (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K59FB (Channel 59; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K61FP (Channel 61; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69GT (Channel 69; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K12MY (Channel 12; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KLEP (Channel 17; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

Oil Trough fatal accident list:

Apr 7, 1978 04:13 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K5CEU, Previous Call Sign: KE5USN, Licensee ID: L01402206, Grant Date: 01/31/2009, Expiration Date: 01/31/2019, Certifier: Trocky H Ibert, Registrant: Trocky H Ibert, 2360 Meadow Lake Road, Oil Trough, AR 72564

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3225N , Serial Number: 22417
    Registrant (Individual): Norman W Barnard, , Oil Trough, AR 72564
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-400 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-prop
    N-Number: 400ZR , Serial Number: 400-0516
    Registrant (Corporation): Barber Flying Service LLC, Po Box 17, Oil Trough, AR 72564
  • Aircraft: BEECH F35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5610 , Serial Number: D-4385, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jason L Barber, Po Box 17, Oil Trough, AR 72564, Other Owners: Kellye S Barber

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
Most common first names in Oil Trough, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William870.4 years
James770.9 years
John474.5 years
Willie483.0 years
Alfred476.2 years
Charles468.7 years
Mary483.7 years
Robert470.8 years
Annie374.3 years
Clara384.7 years
Most common last names in Oil Trough, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Webb978.1 years
Ballard871.7 years
Green887.5 years
Cook873.6 years
Davidson568.8 years
Barber574.6 years
Smith575.8 years
Freeman458.5 years
Ball472.5 years
Davis466.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (47%)

Oil Trough compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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