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Population in 2012: 268 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.0%
 

Males: 158  (59.1%)
Females: 110  (40.9%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72394.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,435 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Widener:

$26,435
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,749

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,275 (it was $31,100 in 2000)
Widener:

$39,275
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,787; Detached houses: $47,037; Mobile homes: $23,850

Median gross rent in 2012: $480.

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  • Black alone - 164 (60.1%)
  • White alone - 90 (33.0%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Widener: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.6%), United States (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 531 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Widener:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Widener town:

  • Never married: 49.4%
  • Now married: 25.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 17.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Widener, Arkansas as of September 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Widener to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

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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

Widener household income distribution Widener home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-7.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (54%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)

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Tornado activity:

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)

Widener topographic map

Birthplace of: Luther Allison - Blues guitarist, Alvin Manley - Boxer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Widener:

  • NORTHEAST ARKANSAS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • PATIENT'S CHOICE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)
  • FORREST CITY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; FORREST CITY, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Widener, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Widener:

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 38 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 43 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 49 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 54 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 57 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • Harding University (about 62 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 69 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)

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

 
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 2012: 6.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Widener, AR

Widener compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Widener travel time to work - commute


Widener mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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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%
Here45.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents59.3%10.5%7.8%6.2%4.7%
Congregations33.3%17.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.4%1.7%1.4%1.1%3.9%
Congregations10.5%1.8%1.8%3.5%15.8%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,030
Other Government Administration 1$2,489$29,8685$2,440
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,148
Firefighters 0$0 8$288
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,103
Water Supply 2$4,004$24,0240$0
Totals for Government 3$6,493$25,97217$7,009


5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

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:
from Cross County, AR  0.89% ($24,214 average AGI)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.57% ($19,711)
from Lee County, AR  0.46% ($21,556)


7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
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 Crittenden County, AR  1.15% ($26,548 average AGI)
to Cross County, AR  1.04% ($35,071)
to Craighead County, AR  0.68% ($18,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Widener:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBBP (1480 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Widener:

  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • KWYN-FM (92.5 FM; WYNNE, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Widener:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)

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
  • Hwy 50 2 Mi E (Lat: 35.013972 Lon: -90.627889), Call Sign: KAQ409
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.6400 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2001, Expiration Date: 10/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011
    Registrant: Eastern Arkansas Communications, Forrest City, AR 72336-0006, Phone: (870) 633-3294, Fax: (870) 633-4024, Email:
  • Nw Corner Jct Of Us 70 & 38 Hwy (Lat: 35.052306 Lon: -90.686222), Call Sign: KNAS294
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/1996, Expiration Date: 01/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2001
    Registrant: David E Courtney, Rt 1 Box 128, Widener, AR 72394, Phone: (501) 633-8434

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC5DQY, Licensee ID: L00713223
    Grant Date: 07/08/2003, Expiration Date: 10/05/2013
    Registrant: Constance L Stough, 506 Sfc 413, Widener, AR 72394
  • Call Sign: KD5DF, Licensee ID: L01135217
    Grant Date: 03/30/2006, Expiration Date: 06/14/2016, Certifier: Carl E Stough
    Registrant: Carl E Stough, 506 Sfc 413, Widener, AR 72394
  • Call Sign: N5VKA
    Grant Date: 08/06/1991, Expiration Date: 08/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/07/2003
    Registrant: David E Courtney Jr, Widener, AR 72394
  • Call Sign: N5WBM, Licensee ID: L00368024
    Grant Date: 06/15/2001, Expiration Date: 09/10/2011, Certifier: David E Courtney Sr
    Registrant: David E Courtney Sr, 6915 Hwy 70 E, Widener, AR 72394
  • Call Sign: KE5JLS, Licensee ID: L01169428
    Grant Date: 07/05/2006, Expiration Date: 07/05/2016, Certifier: Michael B Courtney
    Registrant: Michael B Courtney, 2248 S F C #444, Widener, AR 72394
  • Call Sign: KE5NBA, Licensee ID: L01256186
    Grant Date: 03/13/2007, Expiration Date: 03/13/2017, Certifier: Michael C Courtney
    Registrant: Michael C Courtney, 2248 Sfc#444, Widener, AR 72394



Most common first names in Widener, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1373.2 years
John1178.2 years
Willie1170.5 years
Mary978.5 years
William975.6 years
Annie582.6 years
Henry575.8 years
David471.3 years
Thomas479.2 years
Tommy460.0 years
Most common last names in Widener, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1071.6 years
Brown878.4 years
Davis779.3 years
Phillips767.0 years
White776.2 years
Courtney580.0 years
Nichols572.8 years
Johnson568.0 years
Jones577.8 years
Martin580.2 years

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  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
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  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
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  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
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