Rondo, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.3%
 
Males: 118  (62.8%)
Females: 71  (37.2%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72355.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $15,780 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Rondo:

$15,780
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,409 (it was $13,601 in 2000)

Rondo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,081 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Rondo:

$48,081
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $63,690; Detached houses: $70,081; Mobile homes: $19,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $771.

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  • Black alone - 140 (70.7%)
  • White alone - 53 (26.8%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rondo: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (9.4%), English (5.7%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 215 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (very low).

Rondo,AR real estate house value index trend

Rondo, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Rondo:

  • High school or higher: 52.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rondo town:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $256 (0.5%)

Rondo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (57.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (366.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: LaGrange, AR (2.2 miles) , Lexa, AR (2.4 miles ), Aubrey, AR (2.5 miles ), Marianna, AR (2.9 miles ), Marvell, AR (3.0 miles ), West Helena, AR (3.6 miles ), Moro, AR (3.7 miles ), Helena-West Helena, AR (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.66 N, Longitude: 90.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Rondo household income distribution Rondo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-14.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (27%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (63%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)

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

Average climate in Rondo, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rondo-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Rondo town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.9 miles away from the town center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rondo-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% 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 73.2 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 143.3 miles away from Rondo center
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 86.2 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 86.5 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) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from Rondo center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 68.6 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 Lee County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rondo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rondo:

  • LEE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MARIANNA, AR)
  • CRESTPARK MARIANNA, L L C (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MARIANNA, AR)
  • CRESTPARK HELENA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HELENA, AR)
  • CRESTPARK OF HELENA-SKILLED (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HELENA, AR)
  • CRESTPARK RETIREMENT HELENA, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HELENA, AR)
  • SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS HOSPICE-PHILLIPS COUNTY (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HELENA, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rondo:

  • Coahoma Community College (about 32 miles; Clarksdale, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,284)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 49 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 56 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 58 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 59 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Delta State University (about 64 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • Harding University (about 66 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

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Notable location: Rondo Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Rondo: Sequell Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lee 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 2011 was 52.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 64.3%
(28.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.9%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rondo compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rondo town (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.43%
Here: 34.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents42.0%23.5%12.0%7.1%4.2%
Congregations14.8%18.5%14.8%7.4%18.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.6%1.8%1.5%1.3%3.0%
Congregations3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%11.1%
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: 1
Lee County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

33.4%
Arkansas:

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

14.1%
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 0$0 5$175
Totals for Government 0$0 5$175

6.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
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 St. Francis County, AR  0.99% ($22,962 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.83% ($19,500)
from Phillips County, AR  0.53% ($20,786)


7.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,961 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
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 St. Francis County, AR  1.54% ($21,024 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.64% ($17,353)
to Phillips County, AR  0.56% ($22,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rondo:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., 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)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, 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.)
  • KFFA (1360 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rondo:

  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
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