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Population in 2012: 70 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.0%
Males: 39  (56.3%)
Females: 31  (43.8%)

Median resident age:  33.7 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72458

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,103 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Powhatan:

$30,103
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,611

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,074 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Powhatan:

$64,074
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $120,627; Detached houses: $137,307; Mobile homes: $20,545
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Ancestries: Dutch (42.9%), Irish (19.0%), United States (19.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 280 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 577 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Powhatan:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powhatan town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 45.7%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Powhatan, Arkansas as of September 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Powhatan to the number of sex offenders is 70 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199

Powhatan satellite photo by USGS

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

Powhatan household income distribution Powhatan home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (63%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (71%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Powhatan:

  • WALNUT RIDGE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • WALNUT RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)
  • LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; WALNUT RIDGE, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Powhatan, AR

Amtrak station near Powhatan:

  • 10 miles: WALNUT RIDGE (HWY. 67 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powhatan:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 30 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,301)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 62 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • Harding University (about 68 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 83 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 90 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 95 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 103 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)

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Notable location: Telephone Exchange Building (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Powhatan: Powhatan Historic State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.1%

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.4%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Powhatan compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Powhatan travel time to work - commute


Powhatan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Electricity (31%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Powhatan town (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.76%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents38.1%13.3%11.0%10.8%10.1%
Congregations20.3%21.6%16.2%13.5%2.7%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents9.2%3.6%1.6%0.9%1.4%
Congregations10.8%8.1%2.7%1.4%2.7%
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: 8
Lawrence County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lawrence County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lawrence County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.6%
Arkansas:

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

14.7%
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$360
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$900
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,800
Totals for Government 0$0 8$3,060

Powhatan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,000 ($57.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($42.86)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($42.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($42.86)

Powhatan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($42.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($28.57)
    Highways: $2,000 ($28.57)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $2,000 ($28.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($14.29)

Powhatan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $22,000 ($314.29)

6.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
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 Randolph County, AR  1.10% ($20,310 average AGI)
from Craighead County, AR  1.06% ($28,268)
from Greene County, AR  0.34% ($27,722)


7.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
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 Craighead County, AR  1.72% ($27,185 average AGI)
to Randolph County, AR  1.22% ($24,338)
to Greene County, AR  0.62% ($36,515)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powhatan:

  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPOC (1420 AM; 1 kW; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KNEA (970 AM; 1 kW; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powhatan:

  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRLW-FM (106.3 FM; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • K211BX (90.1 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAOG (90.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KZIG (89.9 FM; CAVE CITY, AR; Owner: CAVE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KPOC-FM (103.9 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Powhatan:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K35EA (Channel 35; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57IP (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lake Charles State Park Star Route (Lat: 36.077583 Lon: -91.161250), Call Sign: WYY702, Licensee ID: L00131246
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5400 MHz, 46.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 05/14/2015
    Registrant: State Of Arkansas, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: (501) 682-7639

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 307C POWHATAN AR, .75 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 36.088944 Lon: -91.130944), Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WPOU527
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/1999, Expiration Date: 07/07/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2009, Certifier: Mary Mcdermott
    Registrant: Pathnet, Inc., 1661 Gateway Blvd., Richardson, TX 75080, Phone: (972) 690-9933, Fax: (972) 231-0728, Email:
  • POWHATAN, .75 Mi Nw (Lat: 36.088972 Lon: -91.130972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WPVV962, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 09/17/2022, Certifier: Robert N Hedrick
    Registrant: Kn Telecommunications, Inc.
  • STATION, 1 Mi W Of (Lat: 36.088389 Lon: -91.131222), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KKE94
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/1997, Expiration Date: 02/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/05/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (630) 691-3854

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N6YZO, Previous Call Sign: KC6JQY, Licensee ID: L00238819
    Grant Date: 05/18/2010, Expiration Date: 05/22/2020
    Registrant: Jeffrey C Benson, 63 Lawerance County Road 243, Powhatan, AR 72458
  • Call Sign: N9MAV, Licensee ID: L00148361
    Grant Date: 04/18/2012, Expiration Date: 05/05/2022, Certifier: Donald E Foss
    Registrant: Donald E Foss, 3575 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR 72458
  • Call Sign: N9MAW, Licensee ID: L00148359
    Grant Date: 01/26/2012, Expiration Date: 03/17/2022, Certifier: Brenda F Foss
    Registrant: Brenda F Foss, 3575 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR 72458
  • Call Sign: KF5DTK, Licensee ID: L01528272
    Grant Date: 11/05/2009, Expiration Date: 11/05/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2010, Certifier: John T Mchaney
    Registrant: John T Mchaney, 3924 Hwy 117, Powhatan, AR 72458
  • Call Sign: AI5D, Previous Call Sign: AE5QI, Licensee ID: L01373839
    Grant Date: 04/09/2010, Expiration Date: 04/09/2020, Certifier: Donald D Broadway
    Registrant: Donald D Broadway, 23 Law 239, Powhatan, AR 72458
  • Call Sign: AJ5G, Previous Call Sign: KF5DTK, Licensee ID: L01528272
    Grant Date: 06/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: John T Mc Haney
    Registrant: John T Mchaney, 3924 Hwy 117, Powhatan, AR 72458

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • MEEKS BILLY GERALD, 20 Law Cr 227, Powhatan, AR 72458
    Certificate: D003892 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 06/23/2011, Expiration Date: 06/22/2012

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE CORP PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 55995 , Serial Number: A090PEG, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd E Rash, 13 Lawrence Road 260, Powhatan, AR 72458


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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