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Sevier County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 17,177 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 15,757 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,356
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,892
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,234
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,727 (it was 1,474 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 564 sq. mi.
Water area: 17.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sevier County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (14.3%), Construction (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sevier County, Arkansas:


Median resident age:  33.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 8,464  (46.0%)
Females: 8,594  (54.0%)

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Sevier County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Sevier County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,427 ($30,144 in 1999)
This county:

$35427
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $363 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $455)
This county:

$363
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,116 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Sevier County:

$76,116
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,275 - $114,843

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,664
Here:

$118,664
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $107,536
Here:

$107,536
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $135,092
Here:

$135,092
State:

$150,613

Mobile homes: $44,546
Here:

$44,546
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $40,341
Here:

$40,341
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $763
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $232

Institutionalized population: 173

Sevier 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: $340 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $258 (0.4%)


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


Sevier County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.6%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.9% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 32.8% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

19.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sevier County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: De Queen, Horatio, Lockesburg, Gillham, Ben Lomond.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sevier County: Dogtown (A), Central (B), Mail Ford (C), Falls Chapel (D), Yellow Banks Landing (E), Parloma Landing (F), West Line (G), Silver Ridge (H), Rock Hill (I), United States Fish And Wildlife - Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge (Park Security) (J), Central Volunteer Fire and Rescue (K), Cossatot Fire Station (L), Greens Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (M), Provo Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sevier County include: Almond Church (A), Boggy Springs Church (B), Bradley Chapel (C), Carrun Church (D), Dilworth Church (E), Gravelly Hill Church (F), Gravity Point Church (G), Holly Springs Church (H), Kingree Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Avon Cemetery (1), Norwoodville Cemetery (2), Oak Grove Cemetery (3), Smyrna Cemetery (4), Sand Field Cemetery (5), Wrights Chapel Cemetery (6), West Line Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Berks Slough (A), Russey Lake (B), Red Lake (C), Johnson Lake (D), Process City Lake (E), Coulter Lake (F), Lake Hospitality (G), De Queen Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud Creek (A), Mill Slough (B), Little Creek (C), Lick Creek (D), Lee Creek (E), Johnson Creek (F), Johns Branch (G), Hurricane Creek (H), Hose Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sevier County: Paraclifta Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Howard County , Little River County , McCurtain County, Oklahoma , Polk County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 479
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,002 (24% naturalized citizens)

Sevier County:

12.7%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

Sevier County marital status for males
Sevier County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sevier County with a mortgage: 1,300 (44 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,110

Here:

53.9% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.60%
Here65.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,336
Total congregations: 53

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents4,653 (45.0%)1,445 (14.0%)1,112 (10.8%)1,070 (10.4%)556 (5.4%)
Congregations10 (18.9%)8 (15.1%)1 (1.9%)11 (20.8%)5 (9.4%)
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents364 (3.5%)309 (3.0%)269 (2.6%)160 (1.5%)398 (3.9%)
Congregations2 (3.8%)2 (3.8%)2 (3.8%)1 (1.9%)11 (20.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sevier County - De Queen, Horatio, Lockesburg, Gillham, Ben Lomond

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sevier County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Sevier County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sevier County:

17.1%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Sevier County:

Average size of farms: 210 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $193,617
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $28.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $135,573
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.92%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,397
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.68%
Land in orchards: 102 acres

Tornado activity:

Sevier County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 31 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1982, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sevier County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sevier County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Food (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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




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





Sevier County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,888 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,409 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (1%)
  • Other means: 89 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 190 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,990.

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.87% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($15,839 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($11,460 average AGI)
Sevier County:

2.48%
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 McCurtain County, OK  0.54% ($22,840 average AGI)
from Howard County, AR  0.47% ($25,364)
from Polk County, AR  0.45% ($22,000)
from Miller County, AR  0.37% ($69,882)
from Little River County, AR  0.34% ($19,563)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.66% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($13,242 average AGI)
3.33% relocated to other states ($17,415 average AGI)
Sevier County:

3.33%
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 Little River County, AR  0.57% ($18,148 average AGI)
to Howard County, AR  0.53% ($23,960)
to Polk County, AR  0.53% ($22,440)
to Miller County, AR  0.49% ($23,522)
to McCurtain County, OK  0.49% ($20,696)
to Bowie County, TX  0.34% ($17,813)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.21% ($38,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.1

Births per 1000 population in Sevier County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Sevier County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sevier County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,390 (1,968 aged, 422 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 224.0. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,885

Size of family households: 1,652 2-persons, 943 3-persons, 849 4-persons, 552 5-persons, 215 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,389 1-person, 149 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

82.2% of residents of Sevier County speak English at home.
17.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (31% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 29% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $79,854,000 ($4954 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,427,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,627,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,098,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $627,000
Federal grants: $14,306,000
Federal procurement contracts: $682,000 ($162,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,514,000 ($2,597,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $105,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,697,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,564,000

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

Births: 1,548
Here:

94 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 788
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +642
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -675
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sevier County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.93 millions of gallons per day (33% from ground, 67% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Sevier County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 87
  • 3 rooms: 262
  • 4 rooms: 671
  • 5 rooms: 1,282
  • 6 rooms: 955
  • 7 rooms: 509
  • 8 rooms: 337
  • 9+ rooms: 126
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 97
  • 3 rooms: 208
  • 4 rooms: 428
  • 5 rooms: 368
  • 6 rooms: 214
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sevier County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 209
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,020
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,478
  • 4 bedrooms: 405
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 250
  • 2 bedrooms: 587
  • 3 bedrooms: 550
  • 4 bedrooms: 49
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Sevier County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 182
  • 1 vehicle: 1,157
  • 2 vehicles: 1,838
  • 3 vehicles: 736
  • 4 vehicles: 217
  • 5+ vehicles: 104
  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 714
  • 2 vehicles: 435
  • 3 vehicles: 118
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

57% of Sevier County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Arkansas.

Sevier County:

57.2%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,300


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 Sevier County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.5%)
  • Utility gas (30.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.4%)
  • Wood (9.9%)
  • Electricity (43.9%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Wood (5.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

2.1%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

1.7%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 35
Here:

7.7%
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

Sevier County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Sevier County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Sevier County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Sevier County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13372.4 years
John11977.6 years
Mary10880.2 years
William9678.4 years
Charles6272.3 years
Robert6274.3 years
George4477.3 years
Thomas4180.6 years
Roy3769.9 years
Henry3375.5 years
Most common last names in Sevier County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9376.1 years
Jones4476.7 years
Wilson4074.1 years
Johnson4076.8 years
Cox3778.8 years
Williamson3676.9 years
Miller3473.6 years
Gore3379.0 years
Brown3080.8 years
Davis2775.2 years
Businesses in Sevier County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Sears1
Jones New York1Subway1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
McDonald's1
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