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St. Francis County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 27,858 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 29,329 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,949
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,664
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,349
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,003 (it was 3,694 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%

Land area: 634 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Francis County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (11.9%), Retail trade (11.7%), Public administration (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in St. Francis County, Arkansas:


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

Males: 15,393  (53.3%)
Females: 12,865  (46.7%)

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St. Francis County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
St. Francis County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,728 ($26,146 in 1999)
This county:

$30728
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $340 (lower quartile is $181, upper quartile is $475)
This county:

$340
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $64,895 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
St. Francis County:

$64,895
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,776 - $95,042

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,403
Here:

$127,403
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $326,652
Here:

$326,652
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $60,794
Here:

$60,794
State:

$150,613

Mobile homes: $42,247
Here:

$42,247
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $57,307
Here:

$57,307
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $994
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $266

Institutionalized population: 4,041

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):


St. Francis 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: $332 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $255 (0.5%)


St. Francis County household income distribution in 2009 St. Francis County home values distribution


St. Francis County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 30.7%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.5% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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

27.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

12.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Francis County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.

Cities in this county include: Forrest City, Hughes, Madison, Palestine, Caldwell, Wheatley, Colt, Widener.

St. Francis 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 St. Francis County: New Hope Farm (A), Dillon Ferry (B), Andrews Landing (C), A W Siding (D), Green Farm (E), Ridgecrest Country Club (F), Bright Future Farm (G), Davis Biggs Farm (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Francis County include: Windmill Church (A), Willow Bend Church (B), White Rock Church (C), West Union Church (D), Wesley Church (E), Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (F), Union Hill Church (G), Union Grove Church (H), Tomblin Rest Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Yarbo Cemetery (1), Wyles Cemetery (2), Whitmore Cemetery (3), Westley Cemetery (4), Stanley Grove Cemetery (5), Shady Grove Cemetery (6), Pilgrim Rest Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Brushy Lake (A), Wiggins Lake (B), Thompson Lake (C), Taylor Lake (D), Skinny Lake (E), Shell Lake (F), Rush Lake (G), Round Pond Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Caney Creek (A), Griggs Creek (B), Hinton Creek (C), Beaver Slough (D), Big Rabbit Bayou (E), Big Telico Creek (F), Bills Bayou (G), Blackfish Bayou (H), Candy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Crittenden County , Cross County , Lee County , Monroe County , Woodruff County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,147
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 79 (46% naturalized citizens)

St. Francis County:

0.3%
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: 73.6%

St. Francis County marital status for males
St. Francis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in St. Francis County with a mortgage: 2,527 (190 second mortgage, 66 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,948

Here:

56.5% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.08%
Here45.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,221
Total congregations: 57

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents7,836 (59.3%)1,390 (10.5%)1,031 (7.8%)818 (6.2%)616 (4.7%)
Congregations19 (33.3%)10 (17.5%)3 (5.3%)3 (5.3%)3 (5.3%)
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents449 (3.4%)227 (1.7%)188 (1.4%)146 (1.1%)520 (3.9%)
Congregations6 (10.5%)1 (1.8%)1 (1.8%)2 (3.5%)9 (15.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in St. Francis County - Forrest City, Hughes, Madison, Palestine, Caldwell

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
St. Francis County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. Francis County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
St. Francis County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.4%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Francis County:

8.1%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in St. Francis County:

Average size of farms: 805 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $155,342
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $225.43
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $140,487
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.38%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $161,753
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.87
Corn for grain: 2649 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 39024 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 18910 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 123420 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 283 acres

Tornado activity:

St. Francis 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 5 fatalities and 136 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/6/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 112 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Francis County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 48.1 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.0 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 85.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from St. Francis County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in St. Francis County (%):





St. Francis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,458 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,668 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 120 (1%)
  • Other means: 231 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 178 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in St. Francis County, Arkansas in 2000:

People in group quarters in St. Francis County, Arkansas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,802.

5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.73% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($13,883 average AGI)
2.23% relocated from other states ($9,193 average AGI)
St. Francis County:

2.23%
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 Cross County, AR  0.89% ($24,214 average AGI)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.57% ($19,711)
from Lee County, AR  0.46% ($21,556)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.37% ($19,621)
from Shelby County, TN  0.28% ($21,318)
from Craighead County, AR  0.23% ($12,667)
from Monroe County, AR  0.19% ($35,200)


7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.35% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($17,668 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($8,961 average AGI)
St. Francis County:

2.59%
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 Crittenden County, AR  1.15% ($26,548 average AGI)
to Cross County, AR  1.04% ($35,071)
to Craighead County, AR  0.68% ($18,200)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.48% ($22,974)
to Shelby County, TN  0.42% ($30,265)
to Lee County, AR  0.38% ($22,323)
to Monroe County, AR  0.17% ($26,857)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5

Births per 1000 population in St. Francis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Francis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in St. Francis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,405 (3,417 aged, 988 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,173

Size of family households: 2,760 2-persons, 1,628 3-persons, 1,134 4-persons, 597 5-persons, 246 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,760 1-person, 275 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of St. Francis County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $264,636,000 ($9376 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,003,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,090,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,239,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,321,000
Federal grants: $91,041,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,759,000 ($289,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,186,000 ($58,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,514,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,799,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,453,000

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

Births: 2,474
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,733
Here:

62 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: -2,132
Here -76 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in St. Francis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

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

Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Francis County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 837
  • 5 rooms: 2,235
  • 6 rooms: 1,387
  • 7 rooms: 883
  • 8 rooms: 442
  • 9+ rooms: 330
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 160
  • 3 rooms: 580
  • 4 rooms: 1,088
  • 5 rooms: 1,023
  • 6 rooms: 492
  • 7 rooms: 206
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 58
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Francis County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 169
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,437
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,904
  • 4 bedrooms: 716
  • 5+ bedrooms: 102
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 660
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,524
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,288
  • 4 bedrooms: 164
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Francis County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 471
  • 1 vehicle: 2,074
  • 2 vehicles: 2,767
  • 3 vehicles: 755
  • 4 vehicles: 225
  • 5+ vehicles: 57
  • no vehicle: 1,146
  • 1 vehicle: 1,752
  • 2 vehicles: 666
  • 3 vehicles: 115
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

56% of St. Francis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Arkansas.

St. Francis County:

55.7%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Francis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.4%)
  • Electricity (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.9%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (48.2%)
  • Electricity (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 184
Here:

5.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 130
Here:

6.1%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

2.7%
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

St. Francis County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


St. Francis County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


St. Francis County government finances - Debt in 2006:


St. Francis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



St. Francis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Francis 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 St. Francis County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James32171.0 years
Mary24577.4 years
John24075.4 years
William19172.4 years
Willie17373.8 years
Robert16671.3 years
George11276.6 years
Henry9376.1 years
Annie9083.0 years
Charles8769.6 years
Most common last names in St. Francis County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones20272.9 years
Williams18874.1 years
Smith17872.5 years
Brown13375.1 years
Johnson12474.9 years
Davis10476.7 years
Moore8073.2 years
Taylor7674.7 years
White6672.7 years
Harris6675.3 years
Businesses in St. Francis County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1Popeyes2
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Days Inn1Super 82
FedEx2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture2Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets5Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2Wendy's1
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