Wilton, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 347 (59% urban, 41% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.0%
 
Males: 164  (47.3%)
Females: 183  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

52.0 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 71865.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,894 (it was $31,696 in 2000)
Wilton:

$43,894
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,519 (it was $13,478 in 2000)

Wilton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $62,665 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Wilton:

$62,665
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $66,634; detached houses: $70,974; mobile homes: $37,669

Median gross rent in 2019: $771.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilton: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.2%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Black residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Wilton, AR (2019)
    • 14251.6%White alone
    • 9936.0%Black alone
    • 2810.2%Hispanic
    • 41.5%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (5.1%), Irish (5.1%), English (1.7%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 317 feet

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 266 people per square mile   (very low).

Wilton, Arkansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $221 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $344 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (88.5 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (90.6 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (165.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Ashdown, AR (2.2 miles ),
Ben Lomond, AR (2.6 miles),
Yarborough Landing, AR (2.7 miles ),
Ogden, AR (3.5 miles ),
Winthrop, AR (3.7 miles),
Foreman, AR (3.8 miles ),
Tollette, AR (3.9 miles ),
Lockesburg, AR (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 33.74 N, Longitude: 94.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Wilton, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wilton, AR in 2019
Wilton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+2.3%).
Most common industries in Wilton, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Paper (13.8%)
  • Food (13.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.5%)
  • Paper (22.5%)
  • Food (8.8%)
  • Wood products (6.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (19.0%)
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.1%)
  • Machinery (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Wilton, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Food processing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (25.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Electricians (3.9%)
  • Woodworkers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.3%)
  • Food processing workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Wilton, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.6. This is about average.

City:

69.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wilton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Wilton town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 485% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 193.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from Wilton center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from Wilton center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 150.6 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 Little River County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wilton:

  • LITTLE RIVER HOSPITAL HH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ASHDOWN, AR)
  • LITTLE RIVER COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ASHDOWN, AR)
  • SERENITY HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ASHDOWN, AR)
  • LITTLE RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ASHDOWN, AR)
  • PLEASANT MANOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ASHDOWN, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilton:

  • Texarkana College (about 21 miles; Texarkana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 61 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 62 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • Henderson State University (about 68 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • National Park Community College (about 80 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Paris Junior College (about 80 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 85 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)

Points of interest:

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

Little River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.3%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Wilton:

Marital status in Wilton, AR
  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wilton:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wilton, AR (based on Little River County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,32532
Mainline Protestant7287
Black Protestant6167
Catholic862
Other833
None5,333-
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: 3
Little River County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Little River County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Little River County:

32.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Little River County:

15.7%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.1%
Arkansas:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wilton:

41.3%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilton:

22.4%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wilton:

12.7%
Arkansas:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wilton:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
Arkansas:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilton, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,896$22,75213$2,756
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$388
Totals for Government 1$1,896$22,75214$3,144

Wilton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($187.32)
    Water Utilities: $61,000 ($175.79)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($144.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($72.05)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($48.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($43.23)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($43.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($31.70)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($8.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,000 ($164.27)

Wilton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,000 ($126.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($8.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $45,000 ($129.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($172.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($54.76)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($17.29)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,000 ($69.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,000 ($31.70)
    Property: $5,000 ($14.41)

Wilton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($23.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($23.05)

Wilton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $188,000 ($541.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($8.65)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilton:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KTFS (940 AM; 3 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KCMC (740 AM; 1 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KNBO (1530 AM; daytime; 3 kW; NEW BOSTON, TX; Owner: BOWIE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KOSY (790 AM; 1 kW; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilton:

  • KPGG (103.9 FM; ASHDOWN, AR; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)
  • KMJI (93.3 FM; ASHDOWN, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJMY (101.7 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX, INC.)
  • KPWW (95.9 FM; HOOKS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFYX (107.1 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KEWL-FM (95.1 FM; NEW BOSTON, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)
  • KKYR-FM (102.5 FM; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTOY (104.7 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: JO-AL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZRB (103.5 FM; NEW BOSTON, TX; Owner: B & H BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KYGL (106.3 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTXK (91.5 FM; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: TEXARKANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHTA (92.5 FM; WAKE VILLAGE, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSSW (96.9 FM; NASHVILLE, AR; Owner: DON CAMPBELL)

TV broadcast stations around Wilton:

  • KLFI-LP (Channel 35; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: BEECH STREET COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K41EQ (Channel 41; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • K30EA (Channel 30; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Wilton, Arkansas
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Arkansas average
  • Fatal accident count3147
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents4691
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1334
  • Fatalities3587
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents8216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents277
See more detailed statistics of Wilton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.7mTotal length
  • $1,847,000Total costs
  • 13,710Total average daily traffic
  • 136Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,222Total future (year 2014) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K9JJL, Licensee ID: L00958177, Grant Date: 12/29/2004, Expiration Date: 03/24/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2017, Certifier: Gloria J Maupin, Registrant: Gloria J Maupin, Wilton, AR 71865
  • Call Sign: N5GBN, Previous Call Sign: W9ZTI, Grant Date: 06/14/1988, Expiration Date: 06/14/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2000, Registrant: Marion M Sullivan, 311 N Fourth St, Wilton, AR 71865

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Wilton, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.5%), and Structure Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wilton, AR
    • 7051.5%Outside Fires
    • 4130.1%Structure Fires
    • 139.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 128.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilton, AR
Most common first names in Wilton, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William681.0 years
James571.6 years
George477.5 years
Mary483.2 years
Rufus380.6 years
Thomas382.3 years
Edward270.0 years
Effie278.0 years
Joseph269.0 years
Hazel268.5 years
Most common last names in Wilton, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coleman563.6 years
Smith582.6 years
Martin479.5 years
Jones472.5 years
Hendrix382.7 years
Cook376.0 years
Mcclain362.7 years
French375.0 years
Hallett375.9 years
Hill374.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilton, AR
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilton, AR
  • 51.5%Electricity
  • 36.4%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Wood


Wilton compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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