Viola, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 341 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.5%
 
Males: 158  (46.4%)
Females: 183  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72583.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,123 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Viola:

$36,123
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,596 (it was $12,953 in 2000)

Viola town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,500 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Viola:

$74,500
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $83,790; Detached houses: $87,345; Mobile homes: $40,833

Median gross rent in 2012: $705.

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Viola races chart
  • White alone - 323 (95.8%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Viola: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.4%), German (13.9%), English (12.3%), Scotch-Irish (9.1%), French (8.7%), United States (7.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

Viola,AR real estate house value index trend

Viola, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Viola:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Viola town:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Arkansas:  4.4%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Viola, Arkansas as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Viola to the number of sex offenders is 340 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $342 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $378 (0.5%)

Viola satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (82.1 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (143.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (369.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Salem, AR (3.0 miles ), Bakersfield, MO (3.5 miles ), Oxford, AR (3.6 miles ), South Fork, MO (4.0 miles ), Horseshoe Bend, AR (4.2 miles ), Pineville, AR (4.3 miles ), Briarcliff, AR (4.3 miles ), Salesville, AR (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.40 N, Longitude: 91.98 W

Area code: 870

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

6.0%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+18.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (62%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Viola, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Viola-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Viola town center killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 tornado 20.0 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Viola-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 106.5 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 120.7 miles away from Viola 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 145.7 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 83.3 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 85.8 miles away from Viola center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 126.6 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 Fulton County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Viola topographic map

Birthplace of: Max Sherman - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Viola:

  • FULTON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SALEM, AR)
  • LEGACY HOSPICE OF NORTH ARKANSAS (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SALEM, AR)
  • SPRING RIVER HHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SALEM, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viola:

  • Harding University (about 81 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 83 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 91 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 91 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Evangel University (about 91 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 92 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 92 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)

Public high school in Viola:

  • VIOLA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 314 LONGHORN DR; Grades: 07 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Viola:

  • VIOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 314 LONGHORN DR; Grades: KG - 06)
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Notable location: Viola Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Sparks Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fulton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Viola compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Viola (2011 data):

  • Bank of Salem: Viola Branch at 9338 Hwy 62 West, branch established on 1982/08/18. Info updated 2010/10/22: Bank assets: $130.1 mil, Deposits: $111.4 mil, headquarters in Salem, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Smith Associated Banking Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Viola town (based on Fulton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.08%
Here: 46.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchPentecostal Church of God
Adherents60.6%20.5%6.9%5.6%1.3%
Congregations27.7%36.2%6.4%8.5%2.1%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaCumberland Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.2%1.1%1.1%0.9%0.8%
Congregations2.1%2.1%6.4%2.1%6.4%
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: 1
Fulton County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Fulton County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fulton County:

28.5%
Arkansas:

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

8.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 1$1,800$21,6000$0
Totals for Government 1$1,800$21,6001$250

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($149.56)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($79.18)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($58.65)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($52.79)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($38.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($26.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($58.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.93)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $25,000 ($73.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($14.66)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $67,000 ($196.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $36,000 ($105.57)
    Highways: $17,000 ($49.85)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $20,000 ($58.65)
    Property: $10,000 ($29.33)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($26.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($35.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($35.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $103,000 ($302.05)

7.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.74% ($22,148 average AGI)
from Izard County, AR  0.60% ($19,909)
from Oregon County, MO  0.55% ($26,550)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Baxter County, AR  0.99% ($18,167 average AGI)
to Sharp County, AR  0.74% ($21,074)
to Craighead County, AR  0.41% ($40,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Viola:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLO (1240 AM; 1 kW; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KALM (1290 AM; 1 kW; THAYER, MO; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Viola:

  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KTLO-FM (97.9 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDY (102.5 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CENTRAL OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K224CF (92.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF MTN. HOME, INC.)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KKTZ (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, AR; Owner: JOHN M. DOWDY)
  • KMAC (99.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, MO; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF G/VILLE, INC)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCMH (91.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: CHRISTIAN B/C GROUP OF MT. HOME, INC)
  • K269EH (101.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSMW (90.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SW MO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Viola:

  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Viola fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 2011 07:45 PM, Us-62-12, Lat: 36.39671, Lon: -91.98577, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 23, 1996 07:10 PM, Pickren Ha, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 1995 05:40 AM, 223-3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 75
Total length: 1,411 meters (4,629ft)
Total costs: $8,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,187,373
Total average daily truck traffic: 59,789

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 15
  • 1960-1969: 20
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 15
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 6
  • 2010-2012: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Viola, AR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Viola)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5ZMP, Licensee ID: L01226703
    Grant Date: 12/22/2006, Expiration Date: 03/20/2017, Certifier: Thurlo R Minge
    Registrant: Thurlo R Minge, 4303 Havenwood Rd, Viola, AR 72583
  • Call Sign: WB6DBM
    Grant Date: 11/24/1998, Expiration Date: 11/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2010
    Registrant: James J Bixler, Hc 68 Box 35b, Viola, AR 72583-9702

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Viola, AR
Most common first names in Viola, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1976.2 years
William1479.0 years
John1174.2 years
Mary1077.4 years
Robert770.3 years
Harold667.2 years
George679.3 years
Frank485.8 years
Fred480.3 years
David457.0 years
Most common last names in Viola, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1482.1 years
Williams978.2 years
Stone977.4 years
Sanders979.2 years
Foster782.3 years
Felts786.0 years
Smith780.0 years
Montgomery676.0 years
Cantrell669.0 years
Billings573.4 years

Viola on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
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