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Population in 2012: 186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
Males: 61  (33.2%)
Females: 125  (66.8%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72143

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,703 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
West Point:

$19,703
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,235

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,620 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
West Point:

$74,620
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,696; Detached houses: $67,353; Mobile homes: $40,227

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 159 (85.9%)
  • Black alone - 13 (7.0%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (7.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Point: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Irish (7.0%), English (6.5%), Scottish (4.3%), Welsh (3.8%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 206 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 467 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Point:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Point town:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in West Point, Arkansas as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Point to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $360 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $313 (0.4%)

West Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (46.9 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (93.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (340.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Kensett, AR (2.0 miles ), Judsonia, AR (2.2 miles ), Higginson, AR (2.4 miles ), Griffithville, AR (2.5 miles ), Searcy, AR (2.7 miles ), Bald Knob, AR (2.8 miles ), Georgetown, AR (3.2 miles) , Garner, AR (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.21 N, Longitude: 91.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (19%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)


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Tornado activity:

West Point-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 289% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the West Point town center killed 50 people and injured 325 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 14.4 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Point-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 78.3 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 32.9 miles away from West Point center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 33.8 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 69.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from West Point center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Point topographic map

Birthplace of: Weldon Rogers - Produced Roy Orbison's first record.


Hospitals/medical centers near West Point:

  • OAKDALE NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JUDSONIA, AR)
  • DAVITA - SEARCY DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SEARCY, AR)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; SEARCY, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in West Point, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Point:

  • Harding University (about 8 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 19 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 49 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 49 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 51 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 53 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 69 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)

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Notable location: West Point Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
White 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 33.7. This is about average.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.3. This is significantly better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.3
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 46.6%

Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.0%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Point, AR

39 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

West Point compared to Arkansas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Point travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for West Point town (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.52%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.7%17.1%12.9%11.7%10.3%
Congregations16.0%18.6%7.2%19.1%11.9%
NameAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents5.8%1.8%1.7%1.7%6.5%
Congregations5.7%3.1%1.0%4.1%13.4%
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: 14
White County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
White County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
White County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

28.0%
Arkansas:

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

13.7%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 1$275
Totals for Government 0$0 1$275


7.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
White County:

0.37%
Arkansas average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lonoke County, AR  0.88% ($26,395 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.85% ($32,264)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.39% ($23,258)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

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:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.92% ($30,647 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.73% ($29,539)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.38% ($33,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Point:

  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAPZ (710 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBBL (1350 AM; 3 kW; CABOT, AR; Owner: CABOT RADIO, INC.)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Point:

  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KKSY (107.1 FM; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFLI (104.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBGR (101.5 FM; BEEBE, AR; Owner: SEARCY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCK-FM (99.9 FM; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSMD (99.1 FM; PANGBURN, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around West Point:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)

West Point fatal accident list:

Dec 4, 2003 06:10 AM, Sr-36-05, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1981 11:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Approx 1200 E Of Post Office (Lat: 35.202028 Lon: -91.605139), Call Sign: KGR504
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.8200 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2001, Expiration Date: 07/22/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2010
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:



West Point on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
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