Smithville, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 73 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 34  (47.1%)
Females: 39  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip code: 72466

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,272 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Smithville:

$56,272
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,362 (it was $11,687 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,413 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Smithville:

$73,413
AR:

$128,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $478.

March 2019 cost of living index in Smithville: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.3%
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  • Races in Smithville, AR (2010)
    • 7596.2%White alone
    • 22.6%Two or more races
    • 11.3%Hispanic



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Smithville, Arkansas as of February 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Smithville is 24 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (76.7%), German (13.3%), Irish (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

Smithville, Arkansas map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $233 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $351 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (38.3 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (100.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (386.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Lynn, AR (2.4 miles ),
Strawberry, AR (2.8 miles ),
Powhatan, AR (3.2 miles),
Imboden, AR (3.3 miles ),
Ravenden, AR (3.3 miles ),
Black Rock, AR (3.4 miles ),
Williford, AR (3.5 miles),
Portia, AR (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.08 N, Longitude: 91.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Smithville, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Smithville, AR in 2017

Smithville satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Average climate in Smithville, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Smithville, Arkansas average temperatures Smithville, Arkansas average precipitation Smithville, Arkansas humidity Smithville, Arkansas wind speed Smithville, Arkansas snowfall Smithville, Arkansas sunshine Smithville, Arkansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Smithville-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/24/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Smithville town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 tornado 24.7 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithville-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% 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 62.7 miles away from Smithville 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 89.1 miles away from Smithville 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 123.7 miles away from Smithville 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 78.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 80.9 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 86.0 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 Lawrence County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Amtrak station near Smithville:

  • 20 miles: WALNUT RIDGE (HWY. 67 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithville:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 39 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Harding University (about 63 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 69 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 78 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 96 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 97 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 98 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Smithville Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.9%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Smithville:

Marital status in Smithville, AR
  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Smithville:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smithville, AR (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,07858
Mainline Protestant1,03812
Catholic851
Other11
None8,213-
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: 8
Here:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

10.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.6%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
Arkansas:

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
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$259
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 9$259

Smithville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($136.99)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($54.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($41.10)

Smithville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($68.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($13.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($54.79)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($13.70)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($41.10)
    Property: $1,000 ($13.70)

Smithville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000 ($520.55)

7.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Craighead County, AR  1.67% ($33,671 average AGI)
from Randolph County, AR  1.49% ($30,421)
from Greene County, AR  0.67% ($26,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithville:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, 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.)
  • KPOC (1420 AM; 1 kW; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smithville:

  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KZIG (89.9 FM; CAVE CITY, AR; Owner: CAVE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTA-FM (99.5 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLLN (90.9 FM; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • K211BX (90.1 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFCM (98.3 FM; CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR; Owner: KFCM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Smithville:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; 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)

Smithville fatal accident list:

Aug 9, 1998 09:47 PM, Sr-115-02, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.6mTotal length
  • 1,950Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,157Total future (year 2014) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Smithville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: REYNOLDS RICKY T CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 298RR , Serial Number: CH2-2164, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 11/15/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Leroy J Holm, 239 Lawrence Road 280, Smithville, AR 72466, Other Owners: Stuart Lee
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5387L , Serial Number: 28-4695, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/08/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 08/18/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Flying Dutchman LLC, Po Box 87, Smithville, AR 72466
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 8458V , Serial Number: 2380R, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Justin D Rudd, 625 Strawberry River Rd, Smithville, AR 72466

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smithville, AR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smithville, AR
  • 80.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 6.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smithville, AR
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Smithville compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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