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Hempstead County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2014: 22,327 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 23,587 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,089
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,837
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,210
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,913 (it was 2,749 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 729 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hempstead County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 21%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 74%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hempstead County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 10,768  (48.2%)
Females: 11,559  (51.8%)
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Hempstead County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hempstead County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,293 ($28,622 in 1999)

This county:

$29293
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $384 (lower quartile is $284, upper quartile is $485)
This county:

$384
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,599 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Hempstead:

$74,599
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,282 - $125,308
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $877
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $312

Institutionalized population: 231

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 52
  • Thefts: 106
  • Auto thefts: 12

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 118
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $149,900
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $210,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $418 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $328 (0.4%)

Hempstead County household income distribution in 2009 Hempstead County home values distribution Hempstead County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.3%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 59.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 40.2% for other race residents, 44.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.4%
Hempstead County:

28.4%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Black residents, 61.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 45.2% for other race residents, 48.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 13 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hempstead County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $561 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hope, Blevins, Perrytown, Fulton, Washington, McCaskill, Ozan, Patmos, Oakhaven, McNab.

Hempstead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Aiken County, South Carolina , Florence County, South Carolina , Richland County, South Carolina , Cottle County, Texas , Forsyth County, Georgia , Walton County, Georgia , Warren County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 932
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,519 (21% naturalized citizens)

Hempstead County:

6.4%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 697
  • 1990 to 1994: 389
  • 1985 to 1989: 182
  • 1980 to 1984: 48
  • 1975 to 1979: 59
  • 1970 to 1974: 63
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1965 to 1969: 63

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.1%

Hempstead County marital status for males Hempstead County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,167
  • One, attached: 244
  • Two: 192
  • 3 or 4: 140
  • 5 to 9: 88
  • 10 to 19: 68
  • 20 or more: 174
  • Mobile homes: 2,055
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 38

Housing units in Hempstead County with a mortgage: 1,941 (107 second mortgage, 115 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,813

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hempstead County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,34038
Black Protestant2,26812
Mainline Protestant1,27714
Catholic3861
Other2252
None11,113-
Hempstead County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Hempstead County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hempstead County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hempstead County:

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Hempstead County:

32.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Hempstead County:

Average size of farms: 260 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $183,434
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $53.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $128,355
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,112
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 30.05
Vegetables: 58 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,565 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hempstead County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from Hempstead County 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 132.1 miles away from the county center
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 230.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.3 miles away from the county 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 292.5 miles away from Hempstead County center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ArkansasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 2, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1872): February 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasTropical Storm Ike, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to September 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1804): October 22, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1804, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ArkansasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2004 to July 9, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1528): June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1528, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1363): March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3159): December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: January 21, 1999 to January 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1266): January 23, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • ArkansasSevere Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to March 4, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1162): March 2, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1162, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hempstead County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (87%)
  • Pakistan (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Poland (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • France (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hempstead County (%):

  • United States or American (25%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • African (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Hempstead County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,721 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,763 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 112 (1%)
  • Other means: 143 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 294 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Hempstead County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 192 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Hempstead County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 180 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,411.

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.68% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($15,770 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($12,039 average AGI)
Hempstead County:

2.44%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nevada County, AR  1.02% ($24,375 average AGI)
from Miller County, AR  0.44% ($22,710)
from Howard County, AR  0.38% ($20,963)
from Bowie County, TX  0.34% ($24,042)
from Lafayette County, AR  0.27% ($20,316)
from Clark County, AR  0.16% ($26,818)
from Ouachita County, AR  0.14% ($19,200)


6.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.15% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($18,382 average AGI)
2.66% relocated to other states ($10,779 average AGI)
Hempstead County:

2.66%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nevada County, AR  0.73% ($22,365 average AGI)
to Miller County, AR  0.59% ($37,024)
to Bowie County, TX  0.48% ($29,853)
to Howard County, AR  0.46% ($25,727)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.35% ($29,160)
to Clark County, AR  0.21% ($29,333)
to Garland County, AR  0.21% ($60,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Births per 1000 population in Hempstead County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Hempstead County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hempstead County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hempstead County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hempstead County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,883 (2,982 aged, 901 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 668 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Hempstead County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (771)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (277)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (210)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (171)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (113)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (105)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (91)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (89)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)
  • Congestive heart failure (73)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,308
  • In family households: 19,176 (3,940 male householders, 2,167 female householders)
    4,108 spouses, 6,511 children (5,954 natural, 152 adopted, 405 stepchildren), 878 grandchildren, 256 brothers or sisters, 179 parents, 395 other relatives, 602 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,132 (1,312 male householders (1,120 living alone)), 1,420 female householders (1,284 living alone)), 400 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 301 (231 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,697 2-persons, 1,389 3-persons, 1,126 4-persons, 541 5-persons, 195 6-persons, 159 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,404 1-person, 288 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

3,718 married couples with children.
1,761 single-parent households (321 men, 1,440 women).

90.5% of residents of Hempstead County speak English at home.
8.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (30% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,054,000 ($5840 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,475,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,936,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,407,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $990,000
Federal grants: $38,076,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,080,000 ($210,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,565,000 ($2,292,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,535,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,518,000
Federal Government insurance: $430,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,743
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,323
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +609
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,191
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hempstead County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.05 millions of gallons per day (79% from ground, 21% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 72
  • 2000 to 2004: 963
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,403
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,863
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,479
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,534
  • 1950 to 1959: 825
  • 1940 to 1949: 539
  • 1939 or earlier: 645
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hempstead County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 207
  • 4 rooms: 944
  • 5 rooms: 2,003
  • 6 rooms: 1,419
  • 7 rooms: 913
  • 8 rooms: 377
  • 9+ rooms: 261
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 132
  • 3 rooms: 394
  • 4 rooms: 828
  • 5 rooms: 723
  • 6 rooms: 379
  • 7 rooms: 164
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9+ rooms: 35
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hempstead County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 190
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,619
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,627
  • 4 bedrooms: 665
  • 5+ bedrooms: 90
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 516
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,200
  • 3 bedrooms: 810
  • 4 bedrooms: 164
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Hempstead County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 335
  • 1 vehicle: 1,799
  • 2 vehicles: 2,768
  • 3 vehicles: 886
  • 4 vehicles: 298
  • 5+ vehicles: 124
  • no vehicle: 586
  • 1 vehicle: 1,286
  • 2 vehicles: 692
  • 3 vehicles: 143
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

59% of Hempstead County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Arkansas.

Hempstead County:

59.2%
State average:

54.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15797
  • Northeast: 225
  • Midwest: 1126
  • South: 3974
  • West: 829

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hempstead County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.2%)
  • Electricity (26.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.3%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Utility gas (53.7%)
  • Electricity (33.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Wood (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 97
Here:

3.3%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

4.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

7.8%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hempstead County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,303,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,111,000
    Police Protection: $671,000
    Solid Waste Management: $496,000
    Financial Administration: $242,000
    Central Staff Services: $229,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $164,000
    General - Other: $159,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    General Public Buildings: $58,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,086,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,317,000

Hempstead County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $512,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,045,000
    Interest Earnings: $122,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,010,000
    General Support: $431,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,740,000
    Property: $840,000

Hempstead County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,531,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 910
  • Number of aged recipients: 100
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 810
  • Number of recipients under 18: 209
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 520
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 181
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 339
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 415
Hempstead County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Hempstead County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Hempstead County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20171.8 years
John14876.0 years
Mary14678.7 years
William14575.9 years
Robert9272.3 years
Willie7977.0 years
Charles7174.3 years
George6777.7 years
Thomas5673.8 years
Henry5574.9 years
Most common last names in Hempstead County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13276.3 years
Jones9677.8 years
Williams9175.9 years
Johnson8475.8 years
Brown6874.5 years
White5974.5 years
Cox5774.4 years
Clark4972.5 years
Turner4775.3 years
Phillips4677.4 years
Businesses in Hempstead County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's1