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County population in 2012: 12,663 (all rural); it was 11,499 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,955
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,187
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,712
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,183 (it was 1,056 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 607 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stone County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.3%), Manufacturing (14.1%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Stone County, Arkansas:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,128  (45.7%)
Females: 6,266  (54.3%)

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Stone County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Stone County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,101 ($22,209 in 1999)
This county:

$26101
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $305 (lower quartile is $227, upper quartile is $395)
This county:

$305
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,056 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Stone County:

$84,056
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,392 - $142,564

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $177,936
Here:

$177,936
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $33,015
Here:

$33,015
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $48,108
Here:

$48,108
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,557
Here:

$10,557
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $851
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $249

Institutionalized population: 135

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $289 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $239 (0.3%)


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


Stone County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.9%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 3.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 13 years old)

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

18.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stone County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mountain View, Fifty-Six.

Stone 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 Stone County: Barkshed Picnic Area (A), City Rock Bluff Special Interest Area (B), Sylamore Experimental Station (C), North Sylamore Campground (D), Shelter Cave Picnic Area (E), Martin Public Access (F), Sunny Land (G), Signal Hill (H), Sunnyland Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (I), Sunnyland Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (J), Melrose Fire Department (K), Timbo Fire and Rescue Station 3 (L), 6th District Fire Department (M), Allison - Sylamore Volunteer Fire Station 1 (N), Allison - Sylamore Volunteer Fire Station 2 (O), Allison - Sylamore Volunteer Fire Station 4 (P), Allison - Sylamore Volunteer Fire Station 5 (Q), Ben Fire Department (R), Dodd Mountain Fire Department Station 3 (S), Dodd Mountain Fire Department Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stone County include: Reeds Chapel (A), Oak Grove Church (B), Angora Church (C), Antioch Church (D), Mount Joy Church (E), Ben Church (F), Friendship Church (G), Fairview Church (H), Blue Mountain Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Optimus Cemetery (1), Old Optimus Cemetery (2), Livingston Creek Cemetery (3), Levisy Flat Cemetery (4), Katy Cemetery (5), Jeffrey Cemetery (6), Bellmore Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mirror Lake (A), Davis Lake (B), Crouch Lake (C), Stair Lake (D), Gunner Pool Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Corn Creek (A), Mill Prong (B), Middle Creek (C), Meadow Creek (D), Massey Creek (E), Lost Creek (F), Little Bayou (G), Cole Fork (H), Knights Cove Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Stone County include: Clifty Canyon Special Interest Area (1), Gunner Pool Recreation Area (2), Blanchard Springs Recreation Area (3), Sandstone Hollow Special Interest Area (4), Slaymore Experimental Forest (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baxter County , Cleburne County , Independence County , Izard County , Searcy County , Van Buren County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 263
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 96 (76% naturalized citizens)

Stone County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.4%

Stone County marital status for males
Stone County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Stone County with a mortgage: 677 (16 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 939

Here:

41.9% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.76%
Here50.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,837
Total congregations: 38

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents2,177 (37.3%)1,828 (31.3%)554 (9.5%)442 (7.6%)319 (5.5%)
Congregations8 (21.1%)10 (26.3%)5 (13.2%)2 (5.3%)4 (10.5%)
NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents86 (1.5%)86 (1.5%)84 (1.4%)76 (1.3%)185 (3.2%)
Congregations1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)1 (2.6%)5 (13.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Stone County - Mountain View, Fifty-Six

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Stone County:

7.54 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stone County:

11.2%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Stone County:

Average size of farms: 241 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,051
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $43.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,565
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,338
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.54%
Land in orchards: 31 acres

Tornado activity:

Stone County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 3.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 41 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/14/1996, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stone County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 46.3 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 48.7 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 96.6 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 32.9 miles away from Stone 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 61.7 miles away from the 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 72.1 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 Stone County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





Stone County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,063 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 759 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 107 (2%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 276 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,904.

8.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.74% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($12,468 average AGI)
4.37% relocated from other states ($17,376 average AGI)
Stone County:

4.37%
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 Independence County, AR  0.44% ($17,813 average AGI)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.33% ($27,167)
from Izard County, AR  0.30% ($21,091)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.28% ($33,300)


5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.17% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($15,089 average AGI)
1.83% relocated to other states ($7,488 average AGI)
Stone County:

1.83%
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 Independence County, AR  0.99% ($23,714 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.53% ($27,632)
to Baxter County, AR  0.28% ($17,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Stone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Stone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stone County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,699 (2,097 aged, 602 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,243

Size of family households: 1,990 2-persons, 712 3-persons, 502 4-persons, 244 5-persons, 95 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,537 1-person, 173 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.7% of residents of Stone County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $84,641,000 ($7234 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,681,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,742,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,685,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $728,000
Federal grants: $21,885,000
Federal procurement contracts: $754,000 ($79,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,847,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,789,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,533,000
Federal Government insurance: $136,000

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

Births: 617
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 752
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +374
Here:

+32 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Stone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.58 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Stone County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 216
  • 4 rooms: 610
  • 5 rooms: 1,160
  • 6 rooms: 768
  • 7 rooms: 466
  • 8 rooms: 195
  • 9+ rooms: 200
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 264
  • 5 rooms: 338
  • 6 rooms: 134
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stone County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 227
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,206
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,833
  • 4 bedrooms: 364
  • 5+ bedrooms: 54
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 214
  • 2 bedrooms: 391
  • 3 bedrooms: 385
  • 4 bedrooms: 42
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Stone County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 211
  • 1 vehicle: 1,000
  • 2 vehicles: 1,416
  • 3 vehicles: 806
  • 4 vehicles: 203
  • 5+ vehicles: 76
  • no vehicle: 176
  • 1 vehicle: 500
  • 2 vehicles: 340
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

63% of Stone County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Arkansas.

Stone County:

62.6%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stone County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.3%)
  • Wood (28.1%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)
  • Utility gas (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49.1%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • Wood (13.8%)
  • Utility gas (11.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 59
Here:

4.6%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

5.1%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

16.4%
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

Stone County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Stone County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Stone County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Stone County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7674.5 years
James7674.5 years
John6274.7 years
Mary5579.7 years
Robert4071.3 years
George3777.8 years
Thomas2379.5 years
Charles2176.6 years
Richard2070.1 years
Albert1976.4 years
Most common last names in Stone County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Green3680.3 years
Smith3478.4 years
Williams3375.7 years
Branscum3274.0 years
Younger2377.3 years
Sutterfield2276.3 years
Lancaster2274.9 years
Richardson2173.5 years
Brewer2171.3 years
Brown2180.1 years
Businesses in Stone County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul3
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1

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