Rockport, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 755 (30% urban, 70% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 390  (51.7%)
Females: 365  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72104.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,300 (it was $35,250 in 2000)
Rockport:

$40,300
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,684 (it was $15,299 in 2000)

Rockport town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,050 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Rockport:

$102,050
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,369; Detached houses: $123,291; Mobile homes: $31,381

Median gross rent in 2013: $729.

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  • Races in Rockport, AR (2010)

    Rockport races chart
    • 71795.0%White alone
    • 233.0%Black alone
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian alone
    • 40.5%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Asian alone

Races in Rockport detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rockport: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (16.9%), English (15.1%), Irish (13.1%), German (8.4%), Dutch (5.0%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 331 feet

Land area: 3.14 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile   (very low).

Rockport,AR real estate house value index trend

Rockport, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Rockport:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockport town:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rockport, Arkansas as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rockport to the number of sex offenders is 377 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $759 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $492 (0.6%)

Rockport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (35.8 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (144.8 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (254.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Malvern, AR (1.6 miles ), Perla, AR (1.8 miles) , Magnet Cove, AR (2.0 miles) , Traskwood, AR (3.1 miles ), Lonsdale, AR (3.1 miles) , Poyen, AR (3.3 miles ), Haskell, AR (3.5 miles ), Donaldson, AR (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.40 N, Longitude: 92.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Rockport household income distribution Rockport home values distribution

Crime rates in Rockport (2007):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (123.2 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (123.2 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (246.3 per 100,000)
  • 10 thefts (1,231.5 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (246.3 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 151.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 305.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 6 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.32
Arkansas average:

2.01
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +50 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Rockport: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rockport, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rockport-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Rockport town center injured 11 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Rockport-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 63.2 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 65.7 miles away from Rockport center
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 164.6 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 225.1 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 156.3 miles away from Rockport center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 204.6 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, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockport:

  • MALVERN KIDNEY CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; MALVERN, AR)
  • LONGMEADOW NURSING CENTER - MALVERN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MALVERN, AR)
  • HOT SPRING COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MALVERN, AR)
  • HOT SPRING COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; MALVERN, AR)
  • HOT SPRING COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MALVERN, AR)
  • ARBOR OAKS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MALVERN, AR)
  • MALVERN NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MALVERN, AR)

Amtrak stations near Rockport:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockport:

  • National Park Community College (about 20 miles; Hot Springs, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • Henderson State University (about 24 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 35 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 40 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 47 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 51 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 65 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

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Notable locations in Rockport: Rockport Police Department (A), Rockport Mount Willow 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 51.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.0%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Rockport compared to Arkansas 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 significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Arkansas average:

11.8

Rockport travel time to work - commute Rockport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (39%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rockport town (based on Hot Spring County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,73672
Mainline Protestant1,55213
Black Protestant1,5057
Catholic901
Other21
None17,038-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$6,458$25,8328$6,916
Judicial and Legal 3$3,028$12,1120$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$18,542$31,7860$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 4$4,111
Totals for Government 13$28,028$25,87212$11,027

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $114,000 ($150.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($27.81)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($26.49)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($13.25)
    Corrections - Other: $3,000 ($3.97)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($3.97)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($66.23)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $50,000 ($66.23)
    Highways: $7,000 ($9.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $198,000 ($262.25)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($7.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $34,000 ($45.03)
    General Support: $13,000 ($17.22)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $29,000 ($38.41)
    Public Utilities: $17,000 ($22.52)
    Property: $13,000 ($17.22)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $383,000 ($507.28)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garland County, AR  1.40% ($24,207 average AGI)
from Saline County, AR  0.81% ($33,202)
from Clark County, AR  0.52% ($28,259)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garland County, AR  2.01% ($28,638 average AGI)
to Saline County, AR  0.99% ($35,835)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.57% ($27,983)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockport:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockport:

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

TV broadcast stations around Rockport:

  • 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)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • K44EV (Channel 44; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVV-LP (Channel 63; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)

Rockport fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 2010 08:36 AM, Sr-30-21, Lat: 34.39954, Lon: -92.82237, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 23, 2009 00:40 AM, I-30-21, Us-270, Lat: 34.39639, Lon: -92.82907, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 13, 2009 04:15 PM, Us-270-07, Sr-51, Lat: 34.39731, Lon: -92.82741, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 24, 2007 12:34 AM, Babcock St., Nix Rd., Lat: 34.38720, Lon: -92.81048, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 64m210ftTotal length
  • 97,775Total average daily traffic
  • 2,224Total average daily truck traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33365 , Serial Number: 28-7525178, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1975
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Carl E Cook, 462 Leisure Ln, Rockport, AR 72104, Other Owners: Judy C Cook

Businesses in Rockport, AR

  • SONIC Drive-In: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents"
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