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Population in 2012: 262 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.2%
 

Males: 110  (42.1%)
Females: 152  (57.9%)

Median resident age:  32.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72564.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,731 (it was $31,528 in 2000)
Oil Trough:

$25,731
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,414

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,924 (it was $39,400 in 2000)
Oil Trough:

$59,924
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $65,090; Detached houses: $72,685; Mobile homes: $33,538

Median gross rent in 2012: $754.

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  • White alone - 253 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oil Trough: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (26.4%), United States (23.3%), German (8.8%), English (6.9%), French (5.0%), Scottish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 223 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,369 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oil Trough:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oil Trough town:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $375 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $365 (0.7%)

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
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 35.63 N, Longitude: 91.46 W

Area code: 870

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-32.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Oil Trough-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 273% 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 slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 64% 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 5/4/2001 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 Oil Trough 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 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
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Oil Trough center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 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: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oil Trough topographic map

Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Oil Trough, AR

Airports located in Oil Trough:

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

  • Harding University (about 31 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 46 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 47 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 68 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 76 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 78 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 80 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.9. This is about average.
City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.3%
(34.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oil Trough, AR

21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Oil Trough compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oil Trough travel time to work - commute


Oil Trough mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.36%
Here64.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents43.3%13.1%9.2%8.8%6.1%
Congregations20.5%16.1%14.3%17.0%6.3%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.9%3.7%2.8%1.6%7.5%
Congregations6.3%5.4%0.9%0.9%12.5%
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: 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 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$638
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$510
Water Supply 0$0 1$765
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,913


6.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.80% ($22,638 average AGI)
from White County, AR  0.45% ($24,774)
from Jackson County, AR  0.32% ($121,658)


6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.72% ($22,202 average AGI)
to White County, AR  0.56% ($28,354)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.45% ($40,415)

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:

1
  • 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: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8732H , Serial Number: 1465, Year manufactured: 1975
    Registrant (Corporation): H T Hankins Flying Service Inc, Po Box 188, Oil Trough, AR 72564
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9942 , Serial Number: 1343, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1974
    Registrant (Corporation): H T Hankins Flying Service Inc, Post Office, Oil Trough, AR 72564


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

Oil Trough on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Computer and electronic products"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Management occupations:"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food"
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