Sparkman, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 419 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.5%
Males: 183  (43.8%)
Females: 236  (56.2%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71763.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,525 (it was $25,208 in 2000)
Sparkman:

$27,525
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,333 (it was $12,492 in 2000)

Sparkman city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,271 (it was $35,100 in 2000)
Sparkman:

$47,271
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $61,519; Detached houses: $66,046; Mobile homes: $37,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $367.

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  • White alone - 236 (55.3%)
  • Black alone - 164 (38.4%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparkman: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (9.8%), United States (4.8%), English (2.5%), German (1.8%), French (1.6%), Italian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 172 feet

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 323 people per square mile   (very low).

Sparkman,AR real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sparkman:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparkman city:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

19 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.1%
Arkansas:  4.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sparkman, Arkansas as of April 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparkman to the number of sex offenders is 211 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $260 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $268 (0.7%)

Sparkman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (51.6 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (113.6 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (240.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Whelen Springs, AR (4.1 miles) , Gurdon, AR (4.2 miles ), Gum Springs, AR (4.2 miles) , Chidester, AR (4.2 miles ), Reader, AR (4.3 miles) , Bearden, AR (4.3 miles ), Arkadelphia, AR (4.3 miles ), Carthage, AR (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $44,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $79,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 92.85 W

Area code: 870

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

9.1%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (60%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Retail trade (1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (22%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Sparkman, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sparkman-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Sparkman city center injured 11 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 18.9 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 100 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sparkman-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 77% 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 94.0 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 96.6 miles away from Sparkman 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 186.2 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 250.4 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 178.4 miles away from Sparkman center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 226.6 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 Dallas County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparkman topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Ed Brown - Country singer.

Amtrak station near Sparkman:

  • 18 miles: ARKADELPHIA (798 S. 5TH ST.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparkman:

  • Henderson State University (about 19 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,528)
  • National Park Community College (about 44 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 49 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 53 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 64 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 64 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 68 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)

Public high school in Sparkman:

  • SPARKMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 103; Location: HWY 89; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Sparkman:

  • SPARKMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: HWY 89; Grades: PK - 06)
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Notable locations in Sparkman: Sparkman Fire Department (A), Sparkman Fire Station Old Station (B), Sparkman Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sparkman: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Sparkman compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Sparkman (2011 data):

  • Riverside Bank: at Commerce And Main Streets, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $58.6 mil, Deposits: $52.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Riverside Bancshares, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sparkman city (based on Dallas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.30%
Here: 85.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist AssociationSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents33.0%32.0%14.4%8.5%5.0%
Congregations9.1%25.0%9.1%25.0%9.1%
NameCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.1%1.6%1.4%1.2%0.8%
Congregations2.3%2.3%6.8%6.8%4.5%
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
Dallas County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Dallas County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

32.9%
Arkansas:

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

14.7%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,166$25,9920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$837
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$650
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$2,312
Firefighters 0$0 15$612
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$738
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$369
Sewerage 0$0 1$369
Water Supply 1$3,656$43,8721$738
Totals for Government 2$5,822$34,93231$6,625

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $36,000 ($85.92)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($71.60)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($71.60)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($19.09)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($16.71)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($11.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $15,000 ($35.80)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($11.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $76,000 ($181.38)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $36,000 ($85.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $29,000 ($69.21)
    Highways: $2,000 ($4.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($7.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($119.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $25,000 ($59.67)
    General Support: $12,000 ($28.64)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $15,000 ($35.80)
    Property: $5,000 ($11.93)

Sparkman government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $78,000 ($186.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $72,000 ($171.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($14.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($69.21)

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Ouachita County, AR  0.85% ($23,045 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, AR  0.58% ($21,733)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.58% ($21,200)


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
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 Ouachita County, AR  1.12% ($22,828 average AGI)
to Clark County, AR  0.54% ($35,071)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.46% ($20,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparkman:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVRC (1240 AM; 1 kW; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPBA (1270 AM; 5 kW; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: METRO BIRCH ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparkman:

  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAMD-FM (97.1 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: CHARLES R. SHINN)
  • 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)
  • KYXK (106.9 FM; GURDON, AR; Owner: CLARK COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCXY (95.3 FM; EAST CAMDEN, AR; Owner: GARY D. TERRELL D/B/A Y95 RADIO)
  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQEW (102.3 FM; FORDYCE, AR; Owner: DALLAS PROPERTIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sparkman:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • 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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparkman)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 Mi Ese (Lat: 33.939000 Lon: -92.787667), Call Sign: KNBY222
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.295 MHz, 151.460 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 10/06/2022
    Registrant: Arkansas Forestry Commission, 3821 West Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: (501) 296-1873, Fax: (501) 296-1940, Email:
  • 9.7 Km Ene Of Sparkman, Ar On State Forestry Fire (Lat: 33.943167 Lon: -92.762667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPWG326
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 11/08/2022, Certifier: Donny Ford
    Registrant: Reynolds Radio Service, 1611 West Pine St, Warren, AR 71671, Phone: (870) 226-5461, Fax: (870) 226-7465, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SPARKMAN EAST AR, County Road 226 (Lat: 33.930750 Lon: -92.754861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 87.2 m, Overall height: 87.8 m, Call Sign: WQPT916
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • TULIP, Near Moro Creek (Lat: 34.113056 Lon: -92.663333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61.1 m, Overall height: 62.8 m, Call Sign: WLC305, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Robert A Esty
    Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparkman)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Sparkman, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3172.2 years
John1973.1 years
Mary1483.4 years
Robert1369.0 years
William1374.9 years
Willie1280.1 years
Charles962.9 years
Charlie881.4 years
Annie875.9 years
Jessie773.3 years
Most common last names in Sparkman, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1775.8 years
Wright1473.2 years
Harrison1377.2 years
Posey1383.2 years
Butler1280.5 years
Key1172.5 years
Green1080.5 years
Jones1072.9 years
Hall1076.4 years
Knight1081.4 years

Sparkman on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations:"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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