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:
Land area: 928 sq. mi. Water area: 21.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3159): December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 1, 1990 to June 3, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-865): May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-865, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Arkansas Drought, Incident Period: December 3, 1976, Emergency Declared (EM-3019): December 3, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3019, Natural disaster type: Drought
Arkansas TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 1, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-498): April 1, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-498, Natural disaster type: Tornado
Arkansas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 27, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-321): January 27, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-321, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Arkansas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 15, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-254): February 15, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in Yell County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 4
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:
In family households: 19,074 (4,325 male householders, 1,557 female householders)
4,393 spouses, 6,502 children (5,872 natural, 147 adopted, 483 stepchildren), 695 grandchildren, 224 brothers or sisters, 194 parents, 396 other relatives, 642 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,788 (1,163 male householders (932 living alone)), 1,174 female householders (1,067 living alone)), 451 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 323 (294 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
80 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +777
+36 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -937
-44 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 239
2000 to 2004: 596
1990 to 1999: 1,781
1980 to 1989: 1,930
1970 to 1979: 2,137
1960 to 1969: 1,070
1950 to 1959: 853
1940 to 1949: 404
1939 or earlier: 654
Rooms in houses/apartments in Yell County, Arkansas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13319
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