Wheatley, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 335 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 168  (50.2%)
Females: 167  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  54.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72392.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,295 (it was $27,813 in 2000)
Wheatley:

$32,295
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,133 (it was $13,556 in 2000)

Wheatley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $55,719 (it was $42,700 in 2000)
Wheatley:

$55,719
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $68,991; Detached houses: $81,536; Mobile homes: $25,081

Median gross rent in 2013: $217.

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  • Races in Wheatley, AR (2010)

    Wheatley races chart
    • 25772.4%White alone
    • 9526.8%Black alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wheatley: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.7%), French (10.4%), United States (8.7%), English (6.5%), German (1.7%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 106 people per square mile   (very low).

Wheatley,AR real estate house value index trend

Wheatley, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Wheatley:

  • High school or higher: 64.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheatley city:

  • Never married: 11.2%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wheatley, Arkansas as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wheatley to the number of sex offenders is 173 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $202 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $257 (0.5%)

Wheatley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (65.8 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (66.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (357.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fargo, AR (2.2 miles) , Brinkley, AR (2.2 miles ), Hunter, AR (3.1 miles) , Cotton Plant, AR (3.2 miles ), Moro, AR (3.3 miles ), Palestine, AR (3.5 miles ), Haynes, AR (4.2 miles ), Aubrey, AR (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $39,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $98,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.91 N, Longitude: 91.11 W

Area code: 870

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

9.1%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -77 (-17.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (2%)

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

Average climate in Wheatley, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Wheatley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Wheatley city center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheatley-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% 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 66.7 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 64.6 miles away from Wheatley center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 64.7 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 135.0 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 59.8 miles away from Wheatley center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Wheatley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wheatley:

  • CLA-CLIF NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • MONROE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheatley:

  • Harding University (about 43 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 46 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 55 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 63 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 66 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 66 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 68 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)

Public elementary/middle school in Wheatley:

  • PALESTINE-WHEATLEY MIDDLE SCH. (Students: 218; Location: 7TH AND COLLEGE; Grades: 05 - 08)
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Notable locations in Wheatley: Wheatley Fire Department (A), Wheatley Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Waldrop Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Ramada Limited (129 Lawson Road).

St. Francis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.6%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Wheatley compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Wheatley (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas: Wheatley Branch at Second Street, branch established on 1909/09/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $355.0 mil, Deposits: $314.3 mil, headquarters in Forrest City, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Eastern Arkansas, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Arkansas average:

11.8

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wheatley city (based on St. Francis County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,59644
Black Protestant3,73319
Mainline Protestant1,26611
Catholic921
Other-2
None13,571-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
St. Francis County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Francis County:

32.4%
Arkansas:

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

8.1%
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 1$1,838$22,0560$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,767$21,2042$1,798
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$850
Water Supply 2$3,720$22,3200$0
Totals for Government 4$7,325$21,9753$2,648

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $185,000 ($552.24)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($259.70)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($116.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($89.55)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($65.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($56.72)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($41.79)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($35.82)
    Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($17.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($274.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($29.85)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $11,000 ($32.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $67,000 ($200.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($59.70)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($17.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $121,000 ($361.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $127,000 ($379.10)
    Highways: $38,000 ($113.43)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $126,000 ($376.12)
    Public Utilities: $25,000 ($74.63)
    Property: $2,000 ($5.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $172,000 ($513.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $158,000 ($471.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($41.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $243,000 ($725.37)

5.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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 Crittenden County, AR  0.83% ($22,047 average AGI)
from Cross County, AR  0.64% ($29,755)
from Lee County, AR  0.53% ($21,024)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
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 Crittenden County, AR  0.90% ($23,357 average AGI)
to Cross County, AR  0.70% ($37,545)
to Craighead County, AR  0.67% ($22,577)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheatley:

  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KBRI (1570 AM; 0 kW; BRINKLEY, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheatley:

  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • K204CK (91.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K234AB (94.7 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)

Wheatley fatal accident list:

Aug 10, 2006 10:40 PM, Sr-78-01, Lat: 34.94917, Lon: -91.11636, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 28, 1999 06:38 AM, I-40-51, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 1999 10:15 PM, I-40-51, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 23, 1997 12:53 AM, Sh-78-01, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 26, 1984 10:30 PM, 78s1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • 44,900Total average daily traffic
  • 449Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wheatley)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MP 62.4, Up Mp 62.4 Brink Sub 2.1 Mi E (Lat: 34.921833 Lon: -91.078083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNAW636
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHz, 161.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/2003, Expiration Date: 06/02/2013, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5ZLS, Licensee ID: L01225503
    Grant Date: 12/19/2006, Expiration Date: 03/18/2017, Certifier: William C Frein
    Registrant: William C Frein, Wheatley, AR 72392

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC3C 1830-94 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 32, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 238GB , Serial Number: 9526, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Falconair Inc, Box 272, Wheatley, AR 72392
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60AG (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 602MS , Serial Number: 602-1165, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Rice Ag Service Inc, 5477 Highway 78 N, Wheatley, AR 72392
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 802MP , Serial Number: 802A-0358, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/2010
    Registrant (Corporation): Rice Ag Service Inc, 5477 Highway 78 N, Wheatley, AR 72392

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Wheatley, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1158.7 years
Fred483.0 years
Mary484.3 years
Robert471.0 years
William466.5 years
Charles377.0 years
Albert372.6 years
George379.3 years
Floyd383.0 years
Alvin386.0 years
Most common last names in Wheatley, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gehring885.2 years
Metcalf679.8 years
Watson676.7 years
Miller572.8 years
Swanigan567.6 years
Darby469.8 years
Oehlschlager470.2 years
Hemenway377.7 years
Davis370.7 years
Heep369.3 years

Businesses in Wheatley, AR

  • Subway: 1
  • Super 8: 1

Wheatley on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
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