County population in 2012: 16,568 (all rural); it was 16,140 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,243 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,683 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,423 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,485 (it was 1,353 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 598 sq. mi. Water area: 42.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marion County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.0%), Manufacturing (23.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $428 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $455 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.2%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 93.9% for other race residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 50 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $380 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Marion County: Buffalo Landing (A), McBee Landing (B), Wares Chapel (C), Oakland - Promise Land Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (D), Oakland - Promise Land Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (E), Lazy Acres Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), Peel Volunteer Fire Department (G), Peel Volunteer Fire Department Substation (H), Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (I), Pine Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Substation (J), Bruno Volunteer Fire Protection District (K), Lazy Acres Fire Protection District Station 2 (L), Lazy Acres Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), Fairview Rural Volunteer Fire Department (N), Lazy Acres Fire Department (O), Pyatt Rural Fire and Defense Association (P), Pyatt Rural Volunteer Fire Department Substation (Q), Ralph - Caney Rural Fire Protection (R), Ralph - Caney Rural Fire Protection Unit (S), Rea Valley Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Marion County include: Welcome Ridge Church (A), Anderson Flat Church (B), Beckham Church (C), Hilltop Mission (D), Keesee Church (E), Locust Church (F), Rea Valley Baptist Church (G), Peel Missionary Baptist Church (H), Price Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Keesee Cemetery (1), Moccasin Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Elm Springs Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5), Dodd City Cemetery (6), Derryberry Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Noe Creek (A), Neilon Creek (B), Mountain Creek (C), Moccasin Creek (D), Mitchell Creek (E), Meeks Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Little Sugar Creek (H), Little North Fork White River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Marion County include: Oakland Public Use Area (1), Jones Point Wildlife Management Area (2), Ozark Isle Public Use Area (3), Rush Historic District (4), Ozard Isle Public Use Area (5), Highway 125 Public Use Area (6), Buck Creek Public Use Area (7), Buffalo River State Park (8), Bull Shoals Public Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 272 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,645 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $17.39 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.78% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,088 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.24% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.40% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,161 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.77% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.71 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.11%
Marion County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 3.2 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 88 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 2/5/2008, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 36 people and caused $18 million in damages.
Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is below Arkansas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 80.0 miles away from the county center On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the county center On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from the county center On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from Marion County center On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the county center On 8/22/2000 at 20:12:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1861): December 3, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1819): February 6, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe 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
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1744): February 7, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Hurricane 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
Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1516): May 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
Arkansas Severe 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
Arkansas Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 21, 1996 to April 22, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1111): April 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1111, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 1, 1990 to June 3, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-865): May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-865, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Births per 1000 population in Marion County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,488 (2,726 aged, 762 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 246.6. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 184.9
Other - 61.6
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 13,720 (3,880 male householders, 1,110 female householders)
4,111 spouses, 3,500 children (3,121 natural, 118 adopted, 261 stepchildren), 366 grandchildren, 90 brothers or sisters, 121 parents, 127 other relatives, 319 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,792 (1,272 male householders (1,066 living alone)), 1,149 female householders (1,030 living alone)), 371 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 141 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 3,009 2-persons, 903 3-persons, 652 4-persons, 276 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.
97.3% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $93,529,000 ($5709 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,754,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,539,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,789,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $472,000 Federal grants: $13,948,000 Federal procurement contracts: $649,000 ($106,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,132,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $85,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,926,000 Federal Government insurance: $1,389,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
39 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +909
+54 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Marion County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.85 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 21
2000 to 2004: 531
1990 to 1999: 1,988
1980 to 1989: 1,831
1970 to 1979: 2,129
1960 to 1969: 847
1950 to 1959: 687
1940 to 1949: 402
1939 or earlier: 442
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Arkansas
56% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Arkansas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6451
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,100
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County