For population 25 years and over in Widener:
For population 15 years and over in Widener town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (40.9 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (382.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Madison, AR (1.6 miles ), Forrest City, AR (2.5 miles ), Caldwell, AR (2.8 miles ), Colt, AR (3.2 miles ), Haynes, AR (3.3 miles ), Palestine, AR (3.6 miles ), Hughes, AR (3.6 miles ), Wynne, AR (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 35.02 N, Longitude: 90.68 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 870
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-7.5%).
Work and jobs in Widener: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Widener, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Widener-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 210% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Widener town center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/6/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 112 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Widener-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 69% 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 47.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from Widener center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 85.3 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) earthquake occurred 86.4 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 86.8 miles away from Widener center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Birthplace of: Luther Allison - Blues guitarist, Alvin Manley - Boxer.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Widener compared to Arkansas state average:
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Religion statistics for Widener town (based on St. Francis County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.08%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,076 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,629 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Widener)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
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