Valley Springs, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 100  (53.8%)
Females: 86  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72601

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,731 (it was $27,143 in 2000)
Valley Springs:

$67,731
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $57,403 (it was $11,614 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,135 (it was $64,400 in 2000)
Valley Springs:

$160,135
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $119,400; Detached houses: $124,521; Mobile homes: $66,901

Median gross rent in 2012: $517.

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Valley Springs races chart
  • White alone - 172 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (3.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valley Springs: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (46.9%), German (17.6%), French (13.0%), English (4.2%), Italian (2.6%), United States (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile   (very low).

Valley Springs, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Valley Springs:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valley Springs town:

  • Never married: 11.9%
  • Now married: 80.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Arkansas:  4.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $457 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $845 (0.5%)

Valley Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (65.6 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (164.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (317.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Western Grove, AR (2.0 miles ), Bellefonte, AR (2.1 miles ), Everton, AR (2.2 miles) , Harrison, AR (3.0 miles ), Pindall, AR (3.1 miles) , Zinc, AR (3.2 miles) , Pyatt, AR (3.3 miles ), Bergman, AR (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 36.15 N, Longitude: 92.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Valley Springs household income distribution Valley Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-16.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (23%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)

Average climate in Valley Springs, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Valley Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Valley Springs town center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F3 tornado 11.4 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valley Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 79.5 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 81.1 miles away from Valley Springs 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 153.5 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 178.7 miles away from the city 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 204.1 miles away from Valley Springs center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 180.5 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 Boone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Valley Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Valley Springs:

  • HHA OF N AR REGIONAL MED CTR (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HOSPICE OF THE HILLS (Hospital, about 3 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • BOONE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • NORTH ARKANSAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HILLCREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • HARRISON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARRISON, AR)
  • BRISTOL POINTE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARRISON, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valley Springs:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 60 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Arkansas (about 67 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 68 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 74 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 76 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Evangel University (about 76 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Drury University (about 76 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public high school in Valley Springs:

  • VALLEY SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 7349 SCHOOL ST; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Valley Springs:

  • VALLEY SPRINGS ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 7349 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK - 04)
  • VALLEY SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 7349 SCHOOL ST; Grades: 05 - 08)
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Notable location: Valley Springs Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Roland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 40.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.1%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.5%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.7%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Valley Springs compared to Arkansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Valley Springs travel time to work - commute Valley Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Valley Springs town (based on Boone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.72%
Here: 54.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents49.8%13.2%6.8%6.8%5.3%
Congregations32.5%10.0%12.5%17.5%1.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist AssociationLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.4%2.0%1.9%8.9%
Congregations1.3%2.5%3.8%1.3%17.5%
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: 5
Boone County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Boone County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Boone County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Boone County:

27.8%
Arkansas:

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

12.8%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,020
Water Supply 3$7,000$28,0000$0
Totals for Government 3$7,000$28,0007$1,020

Valley Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $64,000 ($344.09)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($241.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($193.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($139.78)

Valley Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($10.75)
    Highways: $1,000 ($5.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($43.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($236.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($96.77)
    Highways: $8,000 ($43.01)
    General Support: $7,000 ($37.63)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $24,000 ($129.03)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($32.26)
    Property: $2,000 ($10.75)

Valley Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $506,000 ($2720.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $489,000 ($2629.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($91.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $242,000 ($1301.08)

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Carroll County, AR  0.68% ($26,407 average AGI)
from Newton County, AR  0.62% ($21,346)
from Taney County, MO  0.46% ($34,310)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Carroll County, AR  0.50% ($23,683 average AGI)
to Taney County, MO  0.49% ($31,565)
to Newton County, AR  0.47% ($29,203)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valley Springs:

  • KNWA (1600 AM; 5 kW; BELLEFONTE, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHOZ (900 AM; 1 kW; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND 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)
  • KTHS (1480 AM; 5 kW; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valley Springs:

  • KCWD (96.1 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHOZ-FM (102.9 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBPB (91.9 FM; HARRISON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBCN-FM (104.3 FM; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF MARSHALL, INC.)
  • KSMS-FM (90.5 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UINIVERSITY)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KTHS-FM (107.1 FM; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KOMC-FM (100.1 FM; KIMBERLING CITY, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTLO-FM (97.9 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Valley Springs:

  • KWBM (Channel 31; HARRISON, AR; Owner: R.S. COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTKO-LP (Channel 8; HARRISON, AR; Owner: TKO, INC.)
  • K54FH (Channel 54; GREEN FOREST, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC)
  • K23DU (Channel 23; HARRISON, AR; Owner: CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED FOR CHRIST)

Valley Springs fatal accident list:

Apr 23, 1984 04:23 AM, 65s2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Valley Springs)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • VALLEY SPRINGS, 5340 Murray Road (Lat: 36.142667 Lon: -92.988528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQQV458
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valley Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 10754 , Serial Number: 15075008, Year manufactured: 1973
    Registrant (Individual): James Watt, Po Box 273, Valley Springs, AR 72682

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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