For population 25 years and over in Rector:
For population 15 years and over in Rector city:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $440 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (37.5 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (81.3 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (410.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Greenway, AR (2.6 miles ), Marmaduke, AR (2.7 miles ), Piggott, AR (3.2 miles ), Nimmons, AR (3.4 miles) , Pollard, AR (3.4 miles ), Senath, MO (3.4 miles ), Lafe, AR (3.5 miles ), McDougal, AR (3.6 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.26 N, Longitude: 90.29 W
Area code: 870
Population change in the 1990s: -333 (-14.2%).
Work and jobs in Rector: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rector, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rector-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Rector city center caused $1 million in damages.
On 4/22/1981, a category F4 tornado 24.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rector-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from Rector 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 75.3 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 34.3 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 46.4 miles away from Rector center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 76.5 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 Clay County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Edwin A. Doss - Fighter pilot, Denver Randleman - Soilder.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.3%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 56.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Rector (based on Clay County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.92%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Rector government finances in 2002:
6.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,992 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:
6.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,369 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 Antenna Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rector)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rector, AR)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rector)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rector)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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