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Population in 2012: 198 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 

Males: 91  (46.3%)
Females: 107  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  45.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72951

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,814 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Ratcliff:

$33,814
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,922

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,739 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Ratcliff:

$77,739
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,484; Detached houses: $107,382; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $51,555; Mobile homes: $13,423

Median gross rent in 2012: $517.

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  • White alone - 189 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (4.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ratcliff: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (18.9%), United States (15.0%), German (14.6%), Irish (13.1%), Scottish (5.3%), West Indian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 421 feet

Land area: 1.85 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Ratcliff:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ratcliff city:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 9.1%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ratcliff, Arkansas as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ratcliff to the number of sex offenders is 50 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $410 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (29.3 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (128.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (240.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Caulksville, AR (1.0 miles ), Branch, AR (2.0 miles ), Charleston, AR (3.0 miles ), Paris, AR (3.0 miles ), Denning, AR (3.3 miles ), Magazine, AR (3.4 miles ), Booneville, AR (3.4 miles ), Altus, AR (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.31 N, Longitude: 93.89 W

Area code: 479

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+6.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Electricians (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Legal support workers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Ratcliff-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.9 miles away from the Ratcliff city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the city center killed 14 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ratcliff-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 96% 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 95.2 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 95.8 miles away from Ratcliff 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 72.4 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 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from Ratcliff center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Logan County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ratcliff:

  • LOGAN COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PARIS, AR)
  • PARIS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PARIS, AR)
  • NORTH LOGAN MERCY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 10 miles away; PARIS, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Ratcliff, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ratcliff:

  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 29 miles; Fort Smith, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,962)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 43 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 6,534)
  • University of Arkansas (about 46 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 15,441)
  • Northeastern State University (about 75 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,171)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 75 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 83 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Henderson State University (about 95 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,863)

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Notable location: Ratcliff Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ratcliff include: Full Gospel Bible Church (A), Saint Anthonys Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Logan 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: 9.0%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.2%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ratcliff, AR

Ratcliff compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ratcliff travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ratcliff city (based on Logan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.18%
Here74.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents42.6%18.1%8.5%7.9%4.6%
Congregations20.5%9.1%14.8%10.2%4.5%
NameCumberland Presbyterian ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurches of ChristPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents3.1%3.0%2.7%2.7%6.7%
Congregations8.0%4.5%6.8%4.5%17.0%
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: 4
Logan County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Logan County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Logan County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

27.7%
Arkansas:

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

14.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$850
Water Supply 2$3,414$20,4840$0
Totals for Government 2$3,414$20,4842$850


6.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Sebastian County, AR  1.15% ($28,964 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AR  0.49% ($28,333)
from Johnson County, AR  0.41% ($22,433)


6.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
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 Sebastian County, AR  1.40% ($27,069 average AGI)
to Pope County, AR  0.64% ($25,128)
to Johnson County, AR  0.53% ($20,744)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ratcliff:

  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDYN (1540 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AR; Owner: OZARK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ratcliff:

  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KERX (95.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF PARIS, INC.)
  • KOLX (94.5 FM; BARLING, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDYN-FM (96.7 FM; OZARK, AR; Owner: OZARK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KRBK (104.7 FM; BOONEVILLE, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Ratcliff:

  • K52FJ (Channel 52; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K53GB (Channel 53; PARIS, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ratcliff)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC5ODU, Licensee ID: L00361512
    Grant Date: 03/19/2005, Expiration Date: 04/28/2015
    Registrant: Janet L Bedene, 113 Pine St, Ratcliff, AR 72951
  • Call Sign: KC5RQO, Licensee ID: L01087090
    Grant Date: 11/24/2005, Expiration Date: 11/24/2015
    Registrant: Justin S Parker, Rt 1 Box 140 K, Ratcliff, AR 72951
  • Call Sign: KK5JR, Previous Call Sign: KC5JUK, Licensee ID: L00510233
    Grant Date: 06/29/2004, Expiration Date: 09/16/2014, Certifier: James D Parker
    Registrant: James D Parker, 11845 Sheep Farm Road, Ratcliff, AR 72951
  • Call Sign: N5XMZ, Licensee ID: L00361504
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 11/26/2021, Certifier: Dennis C Bedene
    Registrant: Dennis C Bedene, Ratcliff, AR 72951
  • Call Sign: KE5FMP, Licensee ID: L01043847
    Grant Date: 07/22/2005, Expiration Date: 07/22/2015, Certifier: Jonathan M Callahan
    Registrant: Jonathan M Callahan, 91 N Wilson Ave, Ratcliff, AR 72951
  • Call Sign: KE5FMQ, Licensee ID: L01043848
    Grant Date: 07/22/2005, Expiration Date: 07/22/2015, Certifier: Jonathan W Callahan
    Registrant: Jonathan W Callahan, 91 N Wilson Ave, Ratcliff, AR 72951

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MACLEAN TORRY F ROTORWAY EXEC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 914KL , Serial Number: 3502
    Registrant (Individual): Charles R Parsons, Po Box 100, Ratcliff, AR 72951



Most common first names in Ratcliff, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William982.4 years
John678.2 years
James570.4 years
Albert484.5 years
Kenneth466.7 years
Robert486.3 years
Paul468.0 years
Raymond479.0 years
Charles374.3 years
Elizabeth379.7 years
Most common last names in Ratcliff, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kuykendall776.7 years
Hill777.8 years
Law674.5 years
Soller680.5 years
Pettigrew580.4 years
Ritchie484.3 years
Patterson466.7 years
Greb487.0 years
Kanady474.5 years
Bennett476.3 years
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