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Hot Spring County

Population in 2012: 241 (68% urban, 32% rural). Population change since 2000: +109.6%
Males: 113  (46.9%)
Females: 128  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Arkansas median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 72104

Estimated median household income in 2011: $21,238 (it was $19,545 in 2000)
Perla:

$21,238
Arkansas:

$38,758
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $12,074

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $63,214 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Perla:

$63,214
Arkansas:

$106,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,668; Detached houses: $51,836; Mobile homes: $40,994

Median gross rent in 2011: $820.

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  • Black alone - 136 (56.4%)
  • White alone - 97 (40.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perla: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (8.2%), French (8.2%), German (6.1%), Irish (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 337 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 377 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Perla:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perla town:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

0 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.0%
Arkansas:  3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $336 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $308 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (36.2 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (143.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (255.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Malvern, AR (1.4 miles ), Rockport, AR (1.8 miles ), Poyen, AR (2.9 miles ), Traskwood, AR (3.0 miles ), Donaldson, AR (3.5 miles ), Tull, AR (3.5 miles ), Lonsdale, AR (3.6 miles) , Haskell, AR (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 92.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Perla household income distribution Perla home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (60%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Perla-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 216% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Perla town center injured 11 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 18.3 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Perla-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 64.5 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) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from Perla center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from Perla center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 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 Hot Spring County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Perla:

  • HOT SPRING COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; MALVERN, AR)

Amtrak stations near Perla:

  • 2 miles: MALVERN (200 E. 1ST ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: HOT SPRINGS (100 BROADWAY TER.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perla:

  • Henderson State University (about 24 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,863)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 36 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 38 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 40 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 45 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 53 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 68 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 6,534)

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Notable locations in Perla: Perla Police Department (A), Perla Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Hot Spring County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.0. This is about average.
City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 40.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.5%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.9%
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: 0.9% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Perla, AR

Perla compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Perla travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (44%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Perla (based on Hot Spring County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.48%
Here58.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist AssociationSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents52.0%17.4%10.7%5.7%3.5%
Congregations41.1%12.2%12.2%12.2%2.2%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2.5%1.8%1.7%1.3%3.4%
Congregations1.1%2.2%1.1%4.4%11.1%
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: 6
Hot Spring County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Hot Spring County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Hot Spring County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hot Spring County:

31.6%
Arkansas:

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

14.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$61
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$61
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$361
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$270
Totals for Government 0$0 4$753


7.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Garland County, AR  2.06% ($25,641 average AGI)
from Saline County, AR  0.86% ($30,149)
from Clark County, AR  0.66% ($27,866)


7.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
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 Garland County, AR  1.92% ($28,617 average AGI)
to Saline County, AR  0.92% ($30,533)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.48% ($26,458)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perla:

  • KBOK (1310 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZNG (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perla:

  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIPR (92.3 FM; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KALR (91.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: APPLIED LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KVLO (102.9 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)

TV broadcast stations around Perla:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVTH (Channel 26; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K44EV (Channel 44; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVV-LP (Channel 63; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)

Perla fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2006 03:21 PM, Us-67-08, Lat: 34.364806, Lon: -92.786886, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 23, 1982 11:22 AM, 29700, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 31, 1979 05:27 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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