Okolona, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.4%
 
Males: 62  (45.6%)
Females: 75  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

48.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip code: 71962

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,604 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Okolona:

$37,604
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,874 (it was $14,318 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $60,320 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Okolona:

$60,320
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,428; detached houses: $191,017; mobile homes: $36,822

Median gross rent in 2019: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Okolona: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Okolona, AR (2019)
    • 8361.0%White alone
    • 5238.2%Black alone



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Okolona, Arkansas as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Okolona is 61 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (16.7%), German (8.8%), English (3.9%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 371 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 175 people per square mile   (very low).

Okolona, Arkansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $411 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $331 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (76.7 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (108.9 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (215.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Antoine, AR (2.3 miles),
Delight, AR (3.1 miles ),
Gurdon, AR (3.5 miles ),
Prescott, AR (3.7 miles ),
Gum Springs, AR (3.8 miles),
Blevins, AR (4.0 miles ),
Whelen Springs, AR (4.1 miles),
Arkadelphia, AR (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.00 N, Longitude: 93.34 W

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Okolona, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Okolona, AR in 2019

Okolona satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+41.6%).
Most common industries in Okolona, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (18.0%)
  • Wood products (9.8%)
  • Apparel (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Paper (6.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.8%)
  • Wood products (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Paper (9.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (25.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.0%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
Most common occupations in Okolona, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electricians (11.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electricians (17.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7.3%)
  • Carpenters (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (25.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (10.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (10.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (10.0%)
  • Food processing workers (10.0%)

Average climate in Okolona, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Okolona-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Okolona town center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 tornado 13.0 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okolona-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 470% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Okolona center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 263.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from Okolona center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 104.0 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) earthquake occurred 105.7 miles away from Okolona center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.5 miles away from Okolona center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Okolona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Okolona:

  • GURDON MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; GURDON, AR)
  • PINEVIEW HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GURDON, AR)
  • PRESCOTT MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PRESCOTT, AR)

Amtrak station near Okolona:

  • 19 miles: ARKADELPHIA (798 S. 5TH ST.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okolona:

  • Henderson State University (about 19 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,528)
  • National Park Community College (about 38 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 50 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • Texarkana College (about 58 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 76 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 78 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 81 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Okolona Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Clark 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:

2.3 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.7%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Okolona:

Marital status in Okolona, AR
  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Okolona:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Okolona, AR (based on Clark County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,25958
Mainline Protestant1,73515
Black Protestant1,2919
Other2581
Catholic801
None7,372-
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
Here:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Clark County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Clark County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Clark County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

9.4%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

31.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clark County:

13.3%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
Arkansas:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Okolona:

44.2%
Arkansas:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Okolona:

30.6
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Okolona:

16.6%
Arkansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Okolona:

15.7%
Arkansas:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.4
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.8%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Okolona:

53.8%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Okolona:

83.6%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Okolona, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 7$560
Totals for Government 0$0 7$560

Okolona government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $25,000 ($182.48)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($131.39)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($116.79)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($87.59)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($87.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($80.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($29.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $77,000 ($562.04)

Okolona government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($21.90)
    Other: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,000 ($218.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($94.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($94.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($116.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($43.80)
    Highways: $5,000 ($36.50)
    Other: $3,000 ($21.90)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($29.20)
    Property: $3,000 ($21.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,000 ($21.90)

Okolona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000 ($94.89)

6.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 Garland County, AR  0.68% ($26,319 average AGI)
from Hot Spring County, AR  0.57% ($24,641)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.36% ($42,760)


7.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
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 Garland County, AR  0.88% ($44,574 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.75% ($33,596)
to Saline County, AR  0.65% ($54,422)

Strongest AM radio stations in Okolona:

  • 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.)
  • KTPA (1370 AM; 1 kW; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KVRC (1240 AM; 1 kW; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Okolona:

  • KYXK (106.9 FM; GURDON, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K209CV (89.7 FM; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K208CQ (89.5 FM; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHPA (104.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K220EF (91.9 FM; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWXE (104.5 FM; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Okolona:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KTEV-LP (Channel 13; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: SANDRA A. MAY)
  • KVTH (Channel 26; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KTSS-LP (Channel 50; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARTEX TV, LLC)

Okolona fatal accident list:

Sep 29, 2012 04:45 PM, East 1st St., East 2nd St., Lat: 34.002986, Lon: -93.332447, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 19, 1994 00:01 AM, 51-1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.4mTotal length
  • $300,000Total costs
  • 568Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 726Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Okolona)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • St Hwy 51 1 Mi Ne (Lat: 34.010667 Lon: -93.318222), Call Sign: WNIV272, Licensee ID: L00007580,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.105 MHz, 159.195 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/2002, Expiration Date: 05/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2008, Registrant: State Of Arkansas, Radio Section, Little Rock, AR 72203, Phone: (501) 569-2460

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 305B OKOLONA, 2 Mi E (Lat: 33.990361 Lon: -93.306000), Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPOU696,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/1999, Expiration Date: 07/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2009, Certifier: Mary Mcdermott, Registrant: Pathnet, Inc., 1661 Gateway Blvd., Richardson, TX 75080, Phone: (972) 690-9933, Fax: (972) 231-0728, Email:
  • STATION, State Hwy 51 1 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 34.010361 Lon: -93.317389), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: KCY20,
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.900 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1998, Expiration Date: 11/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2008, Phone: (501) 569-2460
  • STATION, 1.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 33.990361 Lon: -93.306000), Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KKH47,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/1997, Expiration Date: 02/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/05/1999, Phone: (630) 691-3854

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD5OLN, Licensee ID: L00356168, Grant Date: 05/12/2012, Expiration Date: 05/12/2022, Certifier: Allison M May, Registrant: Allison M May, 220 South Harvell Street, Okolona, AR 71962
  • Call Sign: KG5GNI, Licensee ID: L01930994, Grant Date: 03/23/2015, Expiration Date: 03/23/2025, Certifier: Douglas E Syler, Registrant: Douglas E Syler, 7647 Hwy 51 S, Okolona, AR 71962
  • Call Sign: KI5AKS, Licensee ID: L02195151, Grant Date: 06/19/2018, Expiration Date: 06/19/2028, Certifier: Jeff D Mckinney, Registrant: Jeff D Mckinney, 2936 Bateman Rd, Okolona, AR 71962

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Okolona, AR
  • 44.3%Electricity
  • 39.3%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Wood
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Okolona, AR
  • 69.2%Electricity
  • 30.8%Utility gas


Okolona compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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