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Population in 2012: 187 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -32.0%
Males: 100  (53.9%)
Females: 87  (46.1%)

Median resident age:  36.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72577.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,209 (it was $22,000 in 2000)
Sidney:

$29,209
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,679

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,887 (it was $43,000 in 2000)
Sidney:

$56,887
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,012; Detached houses: $110,687; Mobile homes: $30,684

Median gross rent in 2012: $800.

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  • White alone - 173 (95.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (2.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.7%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sidney: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.5%), German (19.1%), United States (17.2%), Irish (8.6%), Hungarian (4.0%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 611 feet

Land area: 2.17 square miles.

Population density: 86 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sidney:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 20.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sidney town:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

14 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe).

This town:  4.2%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sidney, Arkansas as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sidney to the number of sex offenders is 187 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $510 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $543 (1.1%)

Sidney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (55.4 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (113.1 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (367.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Evening Shade, AR (2.2 miles ), Mount Pleasant, AR (2.5 miles ), Cave City, AR (2.7 miles ), Cushman, AR (3.3 miles ), Franklin, AR (3.6 miles) , Melbourne, AR (3.7 miles ), Ash Flat, AR (4.0 miles ), Horseshoe Bend, AR (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.00 N, Longitude: 91.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Sidney household income distribution Sidney home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)

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Tornado activity:

Sidney-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 223% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/24/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Sidney town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 tornado 14.0 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sidney-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 67% 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 78.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from Sidney center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 65.4 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 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Sidney center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sharp County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Sidney:

  • SHARP NH INC (Nursing Home, HWY 58 WEST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Sidney:

  • CAVE CITY NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CAVE CITY, AR)
  • IZARD COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MELBOURNE, AR)
  • PIONEER THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MELBOURNE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sidney:

  • Harding University (about 53 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 56 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 66 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 79 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 87 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 92 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 95 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)

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Sharp County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sidney, AR


66 people in nursing homes in 2000

Sidney compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sidney travel time to work - commute


Sidney mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sidney town (based on Sharp County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.70%
Here64.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents31.5%17.2%10.2%10.2%8.5%
Congregations16.4%12.3%19.2%12.3%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.3%2.5%2.3%8.4%
Congregations6.8%6.8%5.5%1.4%17.8%
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
Sharp County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Sharp County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

13.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sharp County:

26.2%
Arkansas:

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

9.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$447
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$596
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$277
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,320


10.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,954 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
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 Independence County, AR  1.47% ($22,202 average AGI)
from Fulton County, AR  0.81% ($28,674)
from Craighead County, AR  0.58% ($26,091)


7.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
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 Independence County, AR  1.69% ($22,638 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.61% ($24,147)
to Fulton County, AR  0.59% ($24,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sidney:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAAB (1130 AM; 1 kW; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KBTA (1340 AM; 1 kW; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sidney:

  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KZIG (89.9 FM; CAVE CITY, AR; Owner: CAVE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KBTA-FM (99.5 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KLLN (90.9 FM; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KFFB (106.1 FM; FAIRFIELD BAY, AR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCAST, INC)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sidney:

  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K35EA (Channel 35; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57IP (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67GR (Channel 67; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K20EX (Channel 20; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K40DS (Channel 40; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FM (Channel 53; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57FV (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K59FB (Channel 59; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K61FP (Channel 61; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69GT (Channel 69; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KEMV (Channel 6; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K12MY (Channel 12; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB9ELS, Licensee ID: L00219134
    Grant Date: 05/11/2010, Expiration Date: 06/12/2020, Certifier: Wayne A Berry Sr
    Registrant: Wayne A Berry Sr, 196 Antioch Rd, Sidney, AR 72577
  • Call Sign: KD5JNZ, Licensee ID: L00220381
    Grant Date: 12/23/2009, Expiration Date: 03/21/2020, Certifier: Joseph E Brown
    Registrant: Joseph E Brown, Rt 1 Box 115 B, Sidney, AR 72577
  • Call Sign: KE5JKF, Licensee ID: L01168446
    Grant Date: 06/30/2006, Expiration Date: 06/30/2016, Certifier: Edward E Maza
    Registrant: Edward E Maza, 252 East Main St Ar Hy -58, Sidney, AR 72577
  • Call Sign: KE5NZV, Licensee ID: L01277653
    Grant Date: 04/30/2007, Expiration Date: 04/30/2017, Certifier: Charles N Matlock
    Registrant: Charles N Matlock, 545 Birdcreek Rd, Sidney, AR 72577
  • Call Sign: KF5JDK, Licensee ID: L01605494
    Grant Date: 11/30/2010, Expiration Date: 11/30/2020, Certifier: Beverly J Berry
    Registrant: Beverly J Berry, 196 Antioch Rd, Sidney, AR 72577


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sidney, AR

Most common first names in Sidney, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1084.4 years
James874.4 years
Willie584.2 years
William580.2 years
Annie485.2 years
Ruby483.7 years
Eva392.3 years
Elsie383.0 years
Charles386.4 years
John371.7 years
Most common last names in Sidney, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1680.6 years
Cole880.0 years
Hightower880.8 years
Croft683.8 years
Phillips691.5 years
Davis587.4 years
Sipe581.2 years
Moser479.7 years
Dale481.5 years
Arnn486.0 years

Sidney on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Apparel"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
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