For population 25 years and over in Powhatan:
For population 15 years and over in Powhatan town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (29.6 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (92.9 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (395.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Black Rock, AR (1.4 miles ), Portia, AR (1.7 miles ), Hoxie, AR (2.9 miles ), Imboden, AR (3.0 miles ), Lynn, AR (3.0 miles ), Walnut Ridge, AR (3.0 miles ), Minturn, AR (3.0 miles) , Smithville, AR (3.2 miles) .
Latitude: 36.08 N, Longitude: 91.12 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 870
Unemployment in July 2013:
Average climate in Powhatan, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Powhatan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 214% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Powhatan town center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 3/5/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Powhatan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 42% 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 54.1 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 79.5 miles away from Powhatan 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 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.6 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) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from Powhatan center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 48.5 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 Lawrence County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Powhatan:
Amtrak station near Powhatan:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powhatan:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.1%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Powhatan compared to Arkansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Powhatan town (based on Lawrence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Powhatan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Powhatan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Powhatan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,396 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,548 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: