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Yell County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 21,932 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 21,139 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,162
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,597
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,777
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,460 (it was 2,145 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 928 sq. mi.
Water area: 21.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Yell County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.9%), Educational,health and social services (18.3%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Yell County, Arkansas:


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

Males: 11,070  (47.5%)
Females: 11,115  (52.5%)

Yell County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Yell County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,984 ($28,916 in 1999)
This county:

$33984
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $345 (lower quartile is $248, upper quartile is $432)
This county:

$345
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,375 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Yell County:

$75,375
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,422 - $120,783

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,067
Here:

$147,067
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $437,552
Here:

$437,552
State:

$150,839

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $43,981
Here:

$43,981
State:

$119,582

Mobile homes: $59,964
Here:

$59,964
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,219
Here:

$14,219
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $883
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 294

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):


Yell 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: $399 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $331 (0.5%)


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


Yell County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.1%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.6% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.3% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

15.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Yell County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $625 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dardanelle, Danville, Ola, Plainview, Havana, Oak Grove, Belleville, Corinth.

Yell 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 Yell County: Lick Creek Recreation Area (A), Waveland Park Recreation Area (B), Harris Chapel (C), Liberty Hall (D), Fourche Work Center (E), Fourche Mountain Recreation Area (F), Dardanelle Boat Dock Area (G), Spring Lake Picnic Area (H), Spring Lake Trail (I), Spring Lake Campground (J), Ozark Ridge Landfill (K), Rover Volunteer Fire Department (L), Mount Nebo Volunteer Fire Department (M), United States Fish And Wildlife - Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge (Park Security) (N), Aly - Chula Fire Station (O), Briggsville Fire Station (P), Chickalah Rural Fire Department Station 1 (Q), Chickalah Rural Fire Department Station 2 (R), Dardanelle Rural Volunteer Fire Department Main Station (S), Dardanelle Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Yell County include: Piney Fork Church (A), Ard Church (B), New Bethel Church (C), Mulberry Church (D), Mount Pleasant Church (E), Chickalah Mountain Church (F), Cedar Creek Church (G), Waltreak Methodist Church (H), Aly Union Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Payne Cemetery (1), Ard Cemetery (2), Mountain Spring Cemetery (3), Mount Zion Cemetery (4), Banks Hill Family Cemetery (5), McBride Cemetery (6), Macedonia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mason Lake (A), Cowger Lake (B), Gibson Lake (C), Luther Lake (D), Surrounded Ridges Lake (E), Rose Lake (F), Buckman Lake (G), Peeler Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm Root Slough (A), Eli Branch (B), East Bass Creek (C), Earl Branch (D), Durrough Branch (E), Dry Branch (F), Dooley Branch (G), Delaware Creek (H), Deadman Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Yell County include: Delaware Park (1), Spring Lake Recreation Area (2), Carden Point Public Use Area (3), Nimrod State Wildlife Management Area (4), Mount Nebo State Park (5), Nimrod State Game Management Area (6), Outlet Recreation Area (7), Stonehouse Recreation Area (8), County Line Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Conway County , Garland County , Logan County , Montgomery County , Perry County , Pope County , Scott County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 439
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,147 (15% naturalized citizens)

Yell County:

10.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.5%

Yell County marital status for males
Yell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Yell County with a mortgage: 1,944 (52 second mortgage, 55 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,526

Here:

56.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.48%
Here48.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,248
Total congregations: 77

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionNational Association of Free Will BaptistsUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents4,271 (41.7%)1,387 (13.5%)1,202 (11.7%)838 (8.2%)835 (8.1%)
Congregations11 (14.3%)11 (14.3%)16 (20.8%)12 (15.6%)6 (7.8%)
NameAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents646 (6.3%)371 (3.6%)174 (1.7%)136 (1.3%)388 (3.8%)
Congregations7 (9.1%)2 (2.6%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)10 (13.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Yell County - Dardanelle, Danville, Ola, Plainview, Havana

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.



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

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Yell County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.9%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yell County:

16.0%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Yell County:

Average size of farms: 219 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $136,516
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $70.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.12%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $96,612
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,224
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.86%
Corn for grain: 3405 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2516 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8417 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Tornado activity:

Yell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 fatalities and 152 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/5/2008, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 13 people and injured 139 people and caused $119 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Yell County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.9 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) earthquake occurred 67.1 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 63.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from Yell County center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Yell County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (23%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Food (20%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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




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





Yell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,458 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 1,731 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 342 (4%)
  • Other means: 128 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 250 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,046.

8.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.38% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($15,786 average AGI)
2.85% relocated from other states ($12,443 average AGI)
Yell County:

2.85%
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 Pope County, AR  2.78% ($22,359 average AGI)
from Logan County, AR  0.44% ($23,517)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.26% ($25,118)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.20% ($30,538)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.17% ($34,364)
from Washington County, AR  0.17% ($19,273)
from Conway County, AR  0.15% ($8,100)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.31% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($20,478 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($4,427 average AGI)
Yell County:

1.59%
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 Pope County, AR  3.77% ($24,665 average AGI)
to Logan County, AR  0.31% ($24,800)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.25% ($19,500)
to Perry County, AR  0.25% ($28,375)
to Sebastian County, AR  0.25% ($18,563)
to Washington County, AR  0.23% ($24,667)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.20% ($24,769)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Yell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Yell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Yell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,062 (3,068 aged, 994 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 174.4. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,862

Size of family households: 2,517 2-persons, 1,213 3-persons, 1,163 4-persons, 560 5-persons, 250 6-persons, 179 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,999 1-person, 273 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

86.6% of residents of Yell County speak English at home.
11.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (28% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (6% speak English very well, 94% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $127,153,000 ($5965 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,992,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,649,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,824,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,691,000
Federal grants: $30,043,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,491,000 ($508,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,455,000 ($3,185,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,233,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,575,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,712,000

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

Births: 1,708
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,274
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +777
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -937
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Yell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.11 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Yell County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 202
  • 4 rooms: 906
  • 5 rooms: 2,050
  • 6 rooms: 1,404
  • 7 rooms: 583
  • 8 rooms: 245
  • 9+ rooms: 329
  • 1 room: 54
  • 2 rooms: 104
  • 3 rooms: 344
  • 4 rooms: 689
  • 5 rooms: 555
  • 6 rooms: 285
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Yell County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 175
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,592
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,404
  • 4 bedrooms: 487
  • 5+ bedrooms: 86
  • no bedroom: 82
  • 1 bedroom: 420
  • 2 bedrooms: 927
  • 3 bedrooms: 655
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Yell County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 244
  • 1 vehicle: 1,541
  • 2 vehicles: 2,642
  • 3 vehicles: 957
  • 4 vehicles: 295
  • 5+ vehicles: 98
  • no vehicle: 314
  • 1 vehicle: 1,075
  • 2 vehicles: 541
  • 3 vehicles: 136
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 48

53% of Yell 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, 56% lived in Arkansas.

Yell County:

53.4%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Yell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.4%)
  • Utility gas (28.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.4%)
  • Wood (10.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (44.7%)
  • Electricity (35.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.9%)
  • Wood (5.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

3.3%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

3.6%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

11.3%
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

Yell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Yell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Yell County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Yell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Yell 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 Yell County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20773.1 years
William16372.7 years
John13476.5 years
Mary12178.2 years
Robert9671.9 years
George7977.6 years
Charles6867.1 years
Ruby5879.1 years
Roy5476.4 years
Joe5375.0 years
Most common last names in Yell County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10576.9 years
Jones6478.1 years
George5079.2 years
Moore4976.9 years
Davis4376.4 years
Robinson3872.9 years
Johnson3877.0 years
Williams3878.0 years
Brown3774.6 years
Thompson3475.4 years
Businesses in Yell County, AR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
McDonald's1U-Haul3
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Yell County, AR

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