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Marion County, Arkansas (AR)


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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:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 598 sq. mi.
Water area: 42.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, Arkansas:


Median resident age:  50.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 8,287  (48.0%)
Females: 8,366  (52.0%)

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Marion County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,423 ($26,737 in 1999)
This county:

$31423
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $372 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $470)
This county:

$372
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,665 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Marion County:

$98,665
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,185 - $160,384

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $165,676
Here:

$165,676
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $82,327
Here:

$82,327
State:

$150,839

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,244
Here:

$80,244
State:

$119,582

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $52,424
Here:

$52,424
State:

$206,250

Mobile homes: $52,865
Here:

$52,865
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,755
Here:

$36,755
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $887
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 141

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


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


Marion County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


Marion County household income distribution in 2009 Marion County home values distribution


Marion County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

15.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

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.

Cities in this county include: Bull Shoals, Flippin, Yellville, Summit, Pyatt.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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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

Lakes and reservoirs: Waltman Pond (A), Bull Shoals Lake (B). 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

 

Neighboring counties: Baxter County , Boone County , Searcy County , Ozark County, Missouri , Taney County, Missouri .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 400
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 178 (64% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.6%

Marion County marital status for males
Marion County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 1,648 (77 second mortgage, 64 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,433

Here:

53.5% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.06%
Here36.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,820
Total congregations: 35

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents2,701 (46.4%)842 (14.5%)456 (7.8%)378 (6.5%)336 (5.8%)
Congregations10 (28.6%)5 (14.3%)1 (2.9%)7 (20.0%)2 (5.7%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents286 (4.9%)226 (3.9%)185 (3.2%)173 (3.0%)237 (4.1%)
Congregations2 (5.7%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)2 (5.7%)4 (11.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Marion County - Bull Shoals, Flippin, Yellville, Summit, Pyatt

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Marion County:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marion County:

10.1%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Marion County:

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%

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,468 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,116 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 123 (2%)
  • Other means: 74 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 223 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,582.

10.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.88%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.52% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($11,027 average AGI)
6.36% relocated from other states ($18,849 average AGI)
Marion County:

6.36%
Arkansas average:

3.66%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baxter County, AR  2.21% ($24,017 average AGI)
from Boone County, AR  0.65% ($26,200)
from Cook County, IL  0.19% ($26,500)


8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,549 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.55% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($11,930 average AGI)
4.01% relocated to other states ($16,619 average AGI)
Marion County:

4.01%
Arkansas average:

3.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Baxter County, AR  2.07% ($20,926 average AGI)
to Boone County, AR  0.82% ($23,419)
to Washington County, AR  0.27% ($21,857)
to Greene County, MO  0.21% ($36,818)
to Searcy County, AR  0.19% ($14,200)

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:

Households: 16,512

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,096 1-person, 296 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-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:

Births: 655
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 936
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +909
Here:

+54 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 125
  • 3 rooms: 224
  • 4 rooms: 1,039
  • 5 rooms: 1,607
  • 6 rooms: 1,294
  • 7 rooms: 593
  • 8 rooms: 284
  • 9+ rooms: 185
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 143
  • 4 rooms: 446
  • 5 rooms: 339
  • 6 rooms: 180
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 41
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 97
  • 1 bedroom: 332
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,841
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,560
  • 4 bedrooms: 512
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 224
  • 2 bedrooms: 649
  • 3 bedrooms: 375
  • 4 bedrooms: 62
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 196
  • 1 vehicle: 1,500
  • 2 vehicles: 2,576
  • 3 vehicles: 874
  • 4 vehicles: 183
  • 5+ vehicles: 94
  • no vehicle: 172
  • 1 vehicle: 701
  • 2 vehicles: 366
  • 3 vehicles: 84
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

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.

Marion County:

55.9%
State average:

54.0%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.2%)
  • Wood (20.2%)
  • Utility gas (12.1%)
  • Electricity (32.8%)
  • Utility gas (29.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.8%)
  • Wood (10.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 106
Here:

6.4%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

12.1%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Marion County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Marion County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Marion County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11575.0 years
James10573.1 years
John10173.1 years
Robert8776.2 years
Mary7379.4 years
Charles6374.6 years
George6375.8 years
Ruth4281.7 years
Dorothy4278.0 years
Helen3577.8 years
Most common last names in Marion County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6676.2 years
Smith6477.2 years
Wood3877.1 years
Jones3778.6 years
Martin3772.7 years
King3375.7 years
Williams3178.7 years
Brown3079.3 years
Davenport2478.7 years
Moore2476.8 years
Businesses in Marion County, AR
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block2True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In2
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