For population 25 years and over in Sulphur Rock:
For population 15 years and over in Sulphur Rock town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $318 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (45.6 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (96.8 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (364.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Magness, AR (1.9 miles) , Moorefield, AR (2.0 miles) , Newark, AR (2.2 miles ), Batesville, AR (2.8 miles ), Oil Trough, AR (3.0 miles ), Jacksonport, AR (3.6 miles ), Cave City, AR (3.7 miles ), Diaz, AR (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 35.75 N, Longitude: 91.50 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 870
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+21.3%).
Work and jobs in Sulphur Rock: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sulphur Rock-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 260% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Sulphur Rock town center killed 7 people and injured 24 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 9.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sulphur Rock-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 64% 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 66.5 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 54.3 miles away from Sulphur Rock center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 56.6 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 98.7 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 58.2 miles away from Sulphur Rock 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 89.1 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 Independence County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: A. A. Allen - Evangelist.
Hospitals/medical centers near Sulphur Rock:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sulphur Rock:
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.6%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Sulphur Rock compared to Arkansas state average:
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Religion statistics for Sulphur Rock town (based on Independence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.36%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,063 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,813 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Sulphur Rock fatal accident list:
Nov 8, 1989 05:41 PM, Sovaughnst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 19, 1985 04:20 PM, 69s3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 18, 1977 01:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.