Paragould, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 27,078 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.0%
 
Males: 13,262  (49.0%)
Females: 13,816  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72450.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,833 (it was $30,815 in 2000)
Paragould:

$35,833
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,100 (it was $18,076 in 2000)

Paragould city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,153 (it was $69,100 in 2000)
Paragould:

$107,153
AR:

$109,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $660.

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  • Races in Paragould, AR (2013)

    Paragould races chart
    • 24,87692.8%White alone
    • 8783.3%Hispanic
    • 5402.0%Two or more races
    • 2881.1%Black alone
    • 860.3%American Indian alone
    • 320.1%Asian alone
    • 190.07%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Paragould: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.5%), German (14.9%), Irish (14.5%), English (9.7%), French (2.8%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/03/1883

Elevation: 309 feet

Land area: 30.8 square miles.

Population density: 879 people per square mile   (low).

Paragould,AR real estate house value index trend

Paragould, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Paragould:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paragould city:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

146 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Paragould, Arkansas as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Paragould to the number of sex offenders is 844 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $709 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $546 (0.5%)

Paragould satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.06 N, Longitude: 90.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,431 (+12.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,305 (63.4%)

Area code: 870

Paragould household income distribution Paragould home values distribution

Crime rates in Paragould by Year
Type 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00100000120
per 100,000 0.00.04.20.00.00.00.00.03.87.50.0
Rapes 1168121891815141023
per 100,000 49.626.433.949.973.336.371.759.253.237.684.3
Robberies 8417149711881618
per 100,000 36.117.672.058.236.628.243.831.630.460.165.9
Assaults 1117710286985763976186
per 100,000 49.64.4326.0424.2350.1394.9227.0248.5368.7229.3315.1
Burglaries 9347451312540582644526574577483
per 100,000 419.5206.71,909.21,297.52,198.52,345.32,564.42,075.02,181.62,169.01,769.6
Thefts 3762501,2489791,1851,1221,1251,1641,1868981,073
per 100,000 1,695.91,099.45,283.24,071.44,824.54,521.34,479.84,591.74,507.63,375.73,931.3
Auto thefts 9253139901017266648285136
per 100,000 415.0233.1588.4374.3411.2290.1262.8252.5311.7319.5498.3
Arson 108673459611
per 100,000 4.50.033.925.028.512.115.919.734.222.640.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.8) 195.1106.7525.8435.3531.0495.4506.6465.7501.9430.8481.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Paragould detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 54 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Arkansas average:

2.01
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,253 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Paragould, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 the city 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paragould topographic 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.

Hospitals and medical centers in Paragould:

  • ARKANSAS METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 900 WEST KINGSHIGHWAY)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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:

  • PARAGOULD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 804; Location: 1701 WEST COURT ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GREENE CO. TECH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 742; Location: 5201 WEST KINGSHWY; Grades: 10 - 12)

Private high school in Paragould:

  • CROWLEYS RIDGE ACADEMY (Students: 329; Location: 606 ACADEMY DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Paragould:

  • GREENE CO. TECH PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 902; Location: 1300 SOUTH ROCKINGCHAIR; Grades: PK - 02)
  • GREENE CO. TECH ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 898; Location: 5203 WEST KINGSHWY; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • GREENE CO. TECH INTERM. SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 5205 WEST KINGSHWY; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • GREEN CO. TECH JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 5207 WEST KINGSHWY; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • PARAGOULD JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 432; Location: 1713 WEST COURT ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • OAK GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 5097 HWY 135 NORTH; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY HEALTH WELLNESS (Students: 421; Location: 5027 HWY 135 NORTH; Grades: KG - 04)
  • BALDWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 406; Location: 612 WEST MUELLER ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WOODROW WILSON ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 900 WEST EMERSON ST; Grades: KG - 04)

Private elementary/middle school in Paragould:

  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL & PRESCHOOL (Students: 76; 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

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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

Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.2% for other race residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Paragould, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paragould, Arkansas:

  • Best Western Rustic Inn, 3009 Linwood Dr, Paragould, AR 72450 , Phone: (870) 239-2161
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3502 Linwood Dr, Paragould, AR 72450 , Phone: (870) 236-9999, Fax: (870) 930-9845
  • Quality Suites, 2310 W Kingshighway, Paragould, AR 72450 , Phone: (870) 239-2121, Fax: (870)''5-2767
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paragould, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Arkansas average:

11.8

Paragould travel time to work - commute Paragould mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Paragould city (based on Greene County data)

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
Greene County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

3.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

29.7%
Arkansas:

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

14.5%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,098$42,2940$0
Other Government Administration 3$6,883$27,5329$3,794
Judicial and Legal 5$22,670$54,4080$0
Police Protection - Officers 39$125,003$38,4620$0
Police - Other 4$7,384$22,1520$0
Firefighters 27$92,105$40,9362$730
Fire - Other 3$12,876$51,5040$0
Airports 1$3,051$36,6120$0
Solid Waste Management 48$122,392$30,5980$0
Sewerage 15$62,386$49,9090$0
Parks and Recreation 12$32,532$32,5326$4,349
Water Supply 17$68,027$48,0190$0
Electric Power 27$123,508$54,8921$996
Other and Unallocable 65$278,685$51,4500$0
Totals for Government 270$971,600$43,18218$9,869

Paragould government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,318,000 ($85.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,259,000 ($83.43)
    Sewerage: $2,059,000 ($76.04)
    Air Transportation: $460,000 ($16.99)
    Water Utilities: $371,000 ($13.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $293,000 ($10.82)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $24,551,000 ($906.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $4,914,000 ($181.48)
    Regular Highways: $2,570,000 ($94.91)
    Police Protection: $2,475,000 ($91.40)
    Sewerage: $2,129,000 ($78.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,783,000 ($65.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,478,000 ($54.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,259,000 ($46.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,203,000 ($44.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $659,000 ($24.34)
    Central Staff Services: $435,000 ($16.06)
    General - Other: $339,000 ($12.52)
    Air Transportation: $187,000 ($6.91)
    Health - Other: $148,000 ($5.47)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($1.77)
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000 ($1.77)
    General Public Buildings: $35,000 ($1.29)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $524,000 ($19.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,992,000 ($73.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $12,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,618,000 ($355.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $526,000 ($19.43)

Paragould government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,499,000 ($240.01)
    Sewerage: $3,040,000 ($112.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,330,000 ($49.12)
    All Other: $625,000 ($23.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $448,000 ($16.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,257,000 ($83.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,004,000 ($74.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $568,000 ($20.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $534,000 ($19.72)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $31,638,000 ($1168.40)
    Water Utilities: $2,542,000 ($93.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,120,000 ($41.36)
    General Local Government Support: $624,000 ($23.04)
    All Other: $76,000 ($2.81)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,701,000 ($136.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,440,000 ($53.18)
    Property: $631,000 ($23.30)

Paragould government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,032,000 ($1515.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,821,000 ($1470.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,730,000 ($765.57)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $15,385,000 ($568.17)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,345,000 ($197.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,843,000 ($68.06)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $632,000 ($23.34)

Paragould government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,167,000 ($633.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,557,000 ($796.11)

6.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.74% ($25,823 average AGI)
from Clay County, AR  0.60% ($20,952)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.42% ($27,186)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.41% ($30,407 average AGI)
to Clay County, AR  0.46% ($28,222)
to Randolph County, AR  0.20% ($36,357)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Paragould fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 24m79ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 39,877Total average daily traffic
  • 397Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,374Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paragould)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 92 (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: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 265 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paragould)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Paragould)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 48 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 172
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Paragould

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

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  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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