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Population in 2010: 849. Population change since 2000: -20.7%
Males: 386  (45.5%)
Females: 463  (54.5%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72206.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,665 (it was $23,352 in 2000)
Sweet Home:

$32,665
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,337

Sweet Home CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,634 (it was $45,500 in 2000)
Sweet Home:

$64,634
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,200; Detached houses: $72,076; Mobile homes: $51,489

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,089.

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  • Black alone - 592 (69.7%)
  • White alone - 200 (23.6%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweet Home: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (3.9%), United States (3.2%), French (3.0%), German (1.8%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 271 feet

Land area: 3.93 square miles.

Population density: 216 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sweet Home:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 23.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweet Home CDP:

  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 33.0%

25 residents are foreign born

This place:  4.2%
Arkansas:  3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $384 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $327 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (6.3 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (132.4 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (291.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: College Station, AR (1.4 miles ), Wrightsville, AR (2.3 miles ), Little Rock, AR (2.5 miles ), Landmark, AR (2.6 miles ), Parkers-Iron Springs, AR (2.6 miles ), North Little Rock, AR (2.6 miles ), McAlmont, AR (2.9 miles ), Scott, AR (2.9 miles) .

Latitude: 34.68 N, Longitude: 92.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Public administration (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (19%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Sweet Home-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 272% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Sweet Home place center killed 5 people and injured 180 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 6.4 miles away from the place center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sweet Home-area historical earthquake activity is below Arkansas state average. It is 83% 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 33.8 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 36.3 miles away from Sweet Home center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from Sweet Home center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.5 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 Pulaski County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sweet Home topographic map

Birthplace of: Henry Dumas - Writer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sweet Home:

  • STONERIDGE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; COLLEGE STATION, AR)
  • MADISON HEALTH AND REHAB, LLC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • TRINITY COURT INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LITTLE ROCK, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Sweet Home, AR

Amtrak station near Sweet Home:

  • 6 miles: LITTLE ROCK (MARKHAM & VICTORY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweet Home:

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 7 miles; Little Rock, AR; Full-time enrollment: 6,816)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 7 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 8 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 31 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 33 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 34 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • Harding University (about 49 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)

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Notable locations in Sweet Home: Sweet Home Volunteer Fire Department (A), Pulaski County Sheriff Southeast District Office (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sweet Home include: Mount Carmel Church (A), Zion Hill Church (B), Higgins Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Grove Cemetery (1), Zion Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.9. This is about average.
City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.422. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.422
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.74. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.74
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.9%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sweet Home, AR

Sweet Home compared to Arkansas state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sweet Home travel time to work - commute


Sweet Home mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (24%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sweet Home CDP (based on Pulaski County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.14%
Here59.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents37.5%15.4%13.8%4.4%4.1%
Congregations26.0%11.5%4.0%9.0%6.0%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of America Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%3.3%3.1%2.2%12.8%
Congregations4.0%0.5%6.3%2.0%30.8%
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: 73
Pulaski County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
Pulaski County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 171
Pulaski County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 306
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

27.0%
Arkansas:

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

11.5%
State:

13.6%

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($658 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

0.19%
Arkansas average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Saline County, AR  0.54% ($34,592 average AGI)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.46% ($32,497)
from Lonoke County, AR  0.45% ($29,631)


7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,212 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($844 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

0.17%
Arkansas average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Saline County, AR  0.89% ($39,632 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.71% ($35,243)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.55% ($35,373)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweet Home:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)
  • KLIH (1250 AM; 2 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KJBN (1050 AM; 1 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: JOSHUA MINISTRIES & COMM.DEVELOP COR)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KBBL (1350 AM; 3 kW; CABOT, AR; Owner: CABOT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPBA (1270 AM; 5 kW; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: METRO BIRCH ENTERPRISES, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweet Home:

  • KLAL (107.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KLRE-FM (90.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOKY (102.1 FM; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KIPR (92.3 FM; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHTE-FM (96.5 FM; ENGLAND, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KDRE (101.1 FM; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KWLR (96.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVLO (102.9 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLEC-FM (106.3 FM; LONOKE, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sweet Home:

  • KJLR-LP (Channel 28; LITTLE ROCK, ETC., AR; Owner: COWSERT FAMILY, L.L.C.)
  • K55GE (Channel 55; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KZJG-LP (Channel 13; LITTLE ROCK, ETC., AR; Owner: COWSERT FAMILY, L.L.C.)

Sweet Home fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 1981 07:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


Sweet Home on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Top executives"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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