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Population in 2012: 260 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 

Males: 151  (58.5%)
Females: 109  (41.5%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71858.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,927 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Rosston:

$30,927
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,525

Rosston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,317 (it was $27,900 in 2000)
Rosston:

$59,317
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,259; Detached houses: $63,351; Mobile homes: $38,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $694.

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  • Black alone - 162 (62.1%)
  • White alone - 96 (36.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rosston: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (13.7%), Irish (6.9%), Dutch (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 387 feet

Land area: 4.45 square miles.

Population density: 58 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rosston:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rosston town:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Rosston, Arkansas as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rosston to the number of sex offenders is 65 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $263 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $347 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (77.7 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (82.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (209.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cale, AR (2.0 miles) , Willisville, AR (2.3 miles) , Bodcaw, AR (2.6 miles) , Bluff City, AR (3.5 miles) , Emmet, AR (3.8 miles ), Reader, AR (4.0 miles) , Prescott, AR (4.0 miles ), Perrytown, AR (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.59 N, Longitude: 93.29 W

Area code: 870

Rosston household income distribution Rosston home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Utilities (27%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (34%)
  • Construction laborers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Extraction workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (30%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Rosston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Rosston town center killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 21.7 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

Earthquake activity:

Rosston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Rosston center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from Rosston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nevada County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rosston topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Rosston:

  • PRESCOTT MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PRESCOTT, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Rosston, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rosston:

  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 21 miles; Magnolia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,501)
  • Henderson State University (about 40 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • Texarkana College (about 47 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 76 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 3,177)
  • Grambling State University (about 81 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,504)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 83 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 84 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)

Public high school in Rosston:

  • NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 6580 U SOUTH HWY 278; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Rosston:

  • NEVADA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 6580 U SOUTH HWY 278; Grades: KG - 06)
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Notable location: Rosston Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rosston that have no violations reported:

  • BODCAW RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1175, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • BODCAW RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1175, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.2%
(44.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.6%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rosston, AR

Rosston compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rosston travel time to work - commute


Rosston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rosston town (based on Nevada County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.37%
Here60.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents51.1%15.4%11.0%9.0%13.4%
Congregations36.6%7.3%17.1%9.8%29.3%
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: 2
Nevada County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

8.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nevada County:

12.4%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Nevada County:

30.0%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
Arkansas:

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 7$830
Water Supply 1$1,293$15,5160$0
Totals for Government 1$1,293$15,5167$830


7.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
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 Hempstead County, AR  2.05% ($24,063 average AGI)
from Columbia County, AR  0.36% ($25,364)
from Ouachita County, AR  0.33% ($19,400)


8.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,855 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
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 Hempstead County, AR  2.19% ($28,985 average AGI)
to Clark County, AR  0.77% ($22,583)
to Bowie County, TX  0.45% ($36,929)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rosston:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVMA (630 AM; 1 kW; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: MAGNOLIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTPA (1370 AM; 1 kW; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KXAR (1490 AM; 1 kW; HOPE, AR; Owner: KDB, INC.)
  • KTFS (940 AM; 3 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rosston:

  • KZHE (100.5 FM; STAMPS, AR; Owner: A-1 COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWDO (99.1 FM; WALDO, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KHPA (104.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K295AB (106.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)
  • KCXY (95.3 FM; EAST CAMDEN, AR; Owner: GARY D. TERRELL D/B/A Y95 RADIO)
  • KAMD-FM (97.1 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: CHARLES R. SHINN)
  • K217ET (91.3 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K209CV (89.7 FM; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rosston:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KTEV-LP (Channel 13; PRESCOTT, AR; Owner: SANDRA A. MAY)
  • KTSS-LP (Channel 50; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARTEX TV, LLC)
  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Rosston fatal accident list:

Nov 17, 2006 08:30 PM, Us-278-07, Lat: 33.586378, Lon: -93.274511, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 9, 1999 09:50 AM, Us-371-05, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 19, 1985 06:15 PM, 4s7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rosston)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ROSSTON, 1011 Nevada 17 Road (Lat: 33.595528 Lon: -93.278750), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.1 m, Call Sign: WQPT275
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/08/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Rosston, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2072.6 years
John2076.3 years
Mary1276.3 years
Robert1276.9 years
William1178.5 years
George883.6 years
Charles764.7 years
Jesse682.5 years
Bessie685.1 years
Henry679.0 years
Most common last names in Rosston, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gulley1773.1 years
Martin1571.7 years
May1479.9 years
Bailey1267.6 years
Williams1272.8 years
Butler1176.8 years
Hicks1077.7 years
White1076.0 years
Miller975.9 years
Ward977.5 years

Rosston on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining"
  • #64 (71858) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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