Paragould, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 28,488 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.4%
 
Males: 13,810  (48.5%)
Females: 14,678  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72450.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,385 (it was $30,815 in 2000)
Paragould:

$45,385
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,946 (it was $18,076 in 2000)

Paragould city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,042 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Paragould:

$129,042
AR:

$128,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $715.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paragould: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.0%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paragould, AR (2017)
    • 25,82392.0%White alone
    • 7642.7%Hispanic
    • 6322.3%Two or more races
    • 4021.4%Black alone
    • 1250.4%Asian alone
    • 980.3%American Indian alone
    • 540.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 670.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Paragould, Arkansas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paragould is 342 to 1.


Crime rates in Paragould by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
2
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(33.9)
12
(49.9)
18
(73.3)
9
(36.3)
18
(71.7)
15
(59.2)
14
(53.2)
10
(37.6)
23
(84.3)
28
(102.6)
46
(165.5)
53
(187.6)
39
(136.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(72.0)
14
(58.2)
9
(36.6)
7
(28.2)
11
(43.8)
8
(31.6)
8
(30.4)
16
(60.1)
18
(65.9)
10
(36.6)
18
(64.8)
18
(63.7)
14
(49.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
77
(326.0)
102
(424.2)
86
(350.1)
98
(394.9)
57
(227.0)
63
(248.5)
97
(368.7)
61
(229.3)
86
(315.1)
80
(293.0)
114
(410.2)
90
(318.5)
110
(384.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
451
(1,909)
312
(1,298)
540
(2,199)
582
(2,345)
644
(2,564)
526
(2,075)
574
(2,182)
577
(2,169)
483
(1,770)
417
(1,527)
259
(932.0)
257
(909.6)
261
(913.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,248
(5,283)
979
(4,071)
1,185
(4,825)
1,122
(4,521)
1,125
(4,480)
1,164
(4,592)
1,186
(4,508)
898
(3,376)
1,073
(3,931)
1,451
(5,315)
1,174
(4,224)
1,028
(3,638)
1,071
(3,746)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
139
(588.4)
90
(374.3)
101
(411.2)
72
(290.1)
66
(262.8)
64
(252.5)
82
(311.7)
85
(319.5)
136
(498.3)
126
(461.5)
69
(248.3)
95
(336.2)
122
(426.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(33.9)
6
(25.0)
7
(28.5)
3
(12.1)
4
(15.9)
5
(19.7)
9
(34.2)
6
(22.6)
11
(40.3)
14
(51.3)
9
(32.4)
5
(17.7)
1
(3.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)514.4425.9519.4484.7495.6455.6491.0421.4471.2508.1488.0469.0448.7

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City-data.com crime index in Paragould, AR

Crime rate in Paragould detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 58 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (29.7%), Irish (10.8%), German (8.1%), English (6.3%), Scottish (1.5%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/03/1883

Elevation: 309 feet

Land area: 30.8 square miles.

Population density: 925 people per square mile   (low).

Paragould, Arkansas map

304 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $786 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $801 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (19.1 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (71.6 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (423.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Oak Grove Heights, AR (2.2 miles ),
Lafe, AR (3.2 miles ),
Marmaduke, AR (3.4 miles ),
Brookland, AR (3.4 miles ),
Cardwell, MO (3.4 miles ),
Monette, AR (3.8 miles ),
Arbyrd, MO (3.8 miles ),
Leachville, AR (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.06 N, Longitude: 90.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,727 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,848 (64.6%)

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Paragould, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paragould, AR in 2017
Paragould satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 140 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 1998: 169 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 1999: 228 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2000: 195 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2001: 163 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2002: 160 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 2003: 184 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2004: 185 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2005: 192 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 125 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2007: 152 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2008: 130 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2009: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2010: 111 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2011: 82 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2012: 97 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2013: 76 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2014: 103 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2015: 101 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2016: 94 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2017: 117 buildings, average cost: $153,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Paragould, AR residents
Average permit cost in Paragould, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Paragould, AR
Historical housing units in Paragould, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +3,253 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in Paragould, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (9.9%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Paragould, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Paragould, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Paragould-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Paragould city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 18.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paragould-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 30.7 miles away from Paragould 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 51.6 miles away from Paragould 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 93.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.3 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 30.9 miles away from Paragould 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 219.5 miles away from Paragould 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).
Paragould topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Paragould:

  • ARKANSAS METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 900 WEST KINGSHIGHWAY)
  • BELLE MEADE, A REHABILITATION AND GUEST CARE FACIL (1800 LINWOOD DRIVE)
  • GREENE ACRES NURSING HOME (2402 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • GREENE ACRES NURSING HOME INC (P O BOX 1027)
  • PARAGOULD NURSING CENTER (1800 LINWOOD DRIVE)
  • US RENAL CARE OF NORTHEAST AR - PARAGOULD (901 W KINGS HIGHWAY)
  • AR METH MED CTR HH (900 WEST KINGSHIGHWAY)
  • GREENE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (200 NORTH SECOND)

Airports and heliports located in Paragould:

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College/University in Paragould:

  • Crowley's Ridge College (Full-time enrollment: 147; Location: 100 College Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.crc.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paragould:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 18 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 50 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 63 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Rhodes College (about 69 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 69 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 72 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Harding University (about 89 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

Public high schools in Paragould:

Private high school in Paragould:

  • CROWLEY'S RIDGE ACADEMY (Students: 340, Location: 606 ACADEMY DR, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Paragould:

Private elementary/middle school in Paragould:

  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL & PRESCHOOL (Students: 51, Location: 310 N 2ND ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Paragould

Library in Paragould:

  • NORTHEAST ARKANSAS REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,400,810; Location: 120 NORTH 12TH STREET; 178,245 books; 4,629 audio materials; 5,571 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 262 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Crowley Ridge College website is: http://www.crowleysridgecollege.edu

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Paragould: Fox Hills Country Club (A), Greene County Fairgrounds (B), Paragould Country Club (C), Paragould Industrial Park (D), Pillows Fish Farm (E), Wright Memorial Library (F), Paragould Fire Department Station 1 (G), Paragould Fire Department Station 3 (H), Paragould Fire Department Station 4 (I), Paragould Police Department (J), Greene County Sheriff's Office (K), Fire Station Number 2 (L), Paragould Fire Department Station 2 (M), Greene County Courthouse (N), Paragould Childrens Home (O), Paragould Community Center (P), Paragould-Greene County Jail (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Town West Shopping Center (1), Paragould Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paragould include: All Saints Episcopal Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Church of Jesus Christ (C), East Side Baptist Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First General Baptist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shiloh Cemetery (1), Pruets Chapel Cemetery (2), Memorial Gardens Cemetery (3), Linwood Cemetery (4), Center Hill Cemetery (5), Browns Chapel Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Arnolds Lake (A), Reynolds Park Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Eightmile Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Paragould include: Harmon Park (1), Center Hill Park (2), Alexander Tennis Center (3), Centennial Station Park (4), Rotary Park (5), Reynolds Park (6), Francis Bland Park (7), Labor Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Paragould Music Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 109 East Court Street) (1), Paragould Recreation Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1 Medical Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: White House Inn Bed & Breakfast (611 West Court Street) (1), Best Western Rustic Inn (3009 Linwood Drive) (2), Twin Oaks Motel (3662 Highway 412 East) (3), M & T'S Motel (1701 East Kingshighway) (4), Ramada Inn of Paragould (2310 West Kingshighway) (5), Sunset Motel (1515 West Kingshighway) (6), Linwood Motel (Highway 49 South) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Paragould City - Administrative- District Court Probation Officer (320 West Court Street) (1), Paragould City - Administrative- District Court Clerk (320 West Court Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Iris DeMent - Country musician, Jeanne Carmen - Actress, Robert F. Thompson - Politician, Sam O'Steen - Film editor, Don Williams (baseball scout) - Baseball player-scout, James W. Wood - Astronaut, Marlin Stuart - Baseball player, Weldon Bowlin - Baseball player.

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 city:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.5%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Paragould in 2010:

  • 226 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 132 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 78 people in college/university student housing
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 33 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Paragould in 2000:

  • 332 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 46 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with most branches in Paragould (2011 data):

  • UNICO Bank: Oak Grove Branch, Paragould Branch, Reynolds Road Branch, Linwood Drive Branch. Info updated 2010/08/16: Bank assets: $229.8 mil, Deposits: $201.8 mil, headquarters in Mineral Point, MO, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Washco Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank: West Branch, at Second And Court Streets, Reynold's Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $676.3 mil, Deposits: $536.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Paragould Bankshares, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank of Arkansas: Paragould Branch, West Kingshighway Branch, Paragould-Main Branch. Info updated 2008/10/31: Bank assets: $2,807.0 mil, Deposits: $2,160.9 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Linwood Drive - Paragould Branch, Purcell Road Branch, Paragould West Branch. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Iberiabank: 2802 W Kinshighway Branch at 2802 W Kingshighway, branch established on 1999/03/15; W. Kingshighway Br. at 2802 W. Kingshighway, branch established on 1999/03/15. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Focus Bank: Paragould Kingshighway Facility at 3005 W Kings Highway, branch established on 1895/09/19; Paragould Highway 49 South Facility at 3100 Linwood Drive, branch established on 2005/06/21. Info updated 2006/08/10: Bank assets: $659.4 mil, Deposits: $506.7 mil, headquarters in Charleston, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Southern Bank: Of Commerce Branch at 1727 West Kingshighway, branch established on 1999/11/17. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $773.3 mil, Deposits: $630.2 mil, headquarters in Poplar Bluff, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: 124 South 15th Street Branch at 1512 W Court Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Simmons First Bank of Northeast Arkansas: Linwood Branch at 205 Linwood Drive, branch established on 2007/12/11. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $340.3 mil, Deposits: $295.0 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Simmons First National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Paragould:

Marital status in Paragould, AR
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Paragould:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Paragould
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Religion statistics for Paragould, 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
Here:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

9.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

29.7%
State:

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

14.5%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.6%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.8%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.2%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paragould, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 58$275,710$57,0432$2,768
Police Protection - Officers 44$149,176$40,6840$0
Firefighters 29$107,993$44,6872$844
Electric Power 28$129,726$55,5971$884
Streets and Highways 27$80,695$35,8640$0
Solid Waste Management 24$62,895$31,4480$0
Water Supply 17$68,864$48,6100$0
Sewerage 14$57,253$49,0740$0
Other Government Administration 14$25,790$22,1060$0
Parks and Recreation 13$38,243$35,3015$3,271
Judicial and Legal 4$8,760$26,2800$0
Financial Administration 4$16,904$50,7120$0
Police - Other 4$19,094$57,2820$0
Fire - Other 3$15,031$60,1240$0
Airports 1$3,596$43,1520$0
Totals for Government 284$1,059,730$44,77710$7,767

Paragould government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,766,000 ($97.09)
    Sewerage: $1,213,000 ($42.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $873,000 ($30.64)
    Air Transportation: $755,000 ($26.50)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $36,375,000 ($1276.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,859,000 ($310.97)
    Police Protection: $3,964,000 ($139.15)
    Regular Highways: $3,530,000 ($123.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,016,000 ($105.87)
    Sewerage: $2,921,000 ($102.53)
    Water Utilities: $2,682,000 ($94.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,982,000 ($69.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,535,000 ($53.88)
    General - Other: $950,000 ($33.35)
    Financial Administration: $648,000 ($22.75)
    Central Staff Services: $297,000 ($10.43)
    Air Transportation: $261,000 ($9.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $162,000 ($5.69)
    Health - Other: $154,000 ($5.41)
    Public Welfare - Other: $77,000 ($2.70)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $243,000 ($8.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $366,000 ($12.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,253,000 ($921.55)

Paragould government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,015,000 ($386.65)
    Sewerage: $4,157,000 ($145.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,545,000 ($54.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $381,000 ($13.37)
    Other: $203,000 ($7.13)
    Air Transportation: $202,000 ($7.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $306,000 ($10.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,354,000 ($117.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $766,000 ($26.89)
    Interest Earnings: $563,000 ($19.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $294,000 ($10.32)
    Sale of Property: $161,000 ($5.65)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $41,707,000 ($1464.02)
    Water Utilities: $3,480,000 ($122.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,724,000 ($60.52)
    General Local Government Support: $674,000 ($23.66)
    Other: $449,000 ($15.76)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,524,000 ($123.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,664,000 ($93.51)
    Property: $962,000 ($33.77)
    Other License: $167,000 ($5.86)

Paragould government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,995,000 ($491.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,845,000 ($450.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,635,000 ($127.60)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,475,000 ($86.88)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,160,000 ($40.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,150,000 ($40.37)

Paragould government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,681,000 ($1392.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,319,000 ($256.92)

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)
Businesses in Paragould, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Nike2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Cricket Wireless1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
FedEx5RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
GameStop1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jones New York2UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paragould:

  • KDRS (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • 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)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBTM (1230 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paragould:

  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KAUF (89.9 FM; KENNETT, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJBX (106.7 FM; TRUMANN, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • K204DN (88.7 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paragould:

  • K27FC (Channel 27; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Paragould fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 73Number of bridges
  • 810ft / 247mTotal length
  • $5,188,000Total costs
  • 228,812Total average daily traffic
  • 10,620Total average daily truck traffic
  • 311,167Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Paragould, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 71940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 211990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paragould, AR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paragould)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Paragould, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 298 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paragould)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Paragould)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 84 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 192. The highest number of fire incidents - 288 took place in 2017, and the least - 81 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paragould, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.2%), and Structure Fires (39.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paragould, AR
    • 1,32743.2%Outside Fires
    • 1,20339.1%Structure Fires
    • 47315.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 722.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paragould, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paragould, Arkansas:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3502 Linwood Dr, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 , Phone: (870) 236-9999, Fax: (870) 930-9845
  • Quality Suites, 2310 W Kingshighway, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 , Phone: (870) 239-2121, Fax: (870) 2767
  • Hampton Inn, 3810 Linwood Dr, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 , Phone: (870) 565-1010, Fax: (870) 565-1005
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paragould, Arkansas
Most common first names in Paragould, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James28071.8 years
William23476.4 years
Mary20078.4 years
John18275.3 years
Robert12570.5 years
Charles10372.2 years
George8575.0 years
Thomas7276.2 years
Roy5974.0 years
Ruth5980.8 years
Most common last names in Paragould, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15074.4 years
Williams8976.4 years
Johnson8375.8 years
Jones7977.6 years
Hyde6375.9 years
Rogers6072.9 years
Cole5176.8 years
Taylor5177.8 years
Davis5173.5 years
White4974.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paragould, AR
  • 78.2%Electricity
  • 20.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paragould, AR
  • 72.1%Electricity
  • 25.4%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Paragould compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There are 66 pilots and 29 other airmen in this city.
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