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Bear Creek township, AR map Land area: 61.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 7,508 (75% urban, 25% rural)
Males: 3,719  (49.5%)
Females: 3,789  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,339 (4,851 owner occupied, 2,488 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

31%


Races in Bear Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 57.8%
  • Black: 4.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.8%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 34.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 30.4
Median age of females: 31.8

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Average household size: 2.93

Bear Creek township:

2.9 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.38

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,556 ($29,403 in 1999)
This township:

$34,556
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $326, upper quartile is $476)
Here:

$374
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,345 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Bear Creek township:

$80,345
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,797 - $119,714

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,796
Here:

$102,796
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $70,121
Here:

$70,121
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $84,576
Here:

$84,576
State:

$150,613

Mobile homes: $40,302
Here:

$40,302
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $82,944
Here:

$82,944
State:

$29,738
Population density: 123 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

25.0%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

10.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: De Queen.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Cossatot Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bear Creek township include: Mount Pleasant Church (A), Union Church (B), Smyrna Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Avon Cemetery (1), Smyrna Cemetery (2), Sweet Home Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Woffords Chapel Cemetery (5), Cross Trail Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Little Bear Creek (A), Wilson Creek (B), Buck Creek (C), Pepper Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,719 (22% naturalized citizens)

Bear Creek township:  22.9%
State:  2.8%

50% of Bear Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 3125
  • Northeast: 67
  • Midwest: 293
  • South: 1932
  • West: 363

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,900

Bear Creek township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bear Creek township, Arkansas:

  • 133 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,938
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 106
  • 3 or 4: 88
  • 5 to 9: 25
  • 10 to 19: 39
  • 20 to 49: 38
  • Mobile homes: 506
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Bear Creek township with a mortgage: 634 (13 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 517

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 54
  • 1995 to 1998: 246
  • 1990 to 1994: 182
  • 1980 to 1989: 478
  • 1970 to 1979: 574
  • 1960 to 1969: 447
  • 1950 to 1959: 343
  • 1940 to 1949: 194
  • 1939 or earlier: 249

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bear Creek township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 115
  • 4 rooms: 278
  • 5 rooms: 404
  • 6 rooms: 366
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 135
  • 9 or more rooms: 64

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Creek township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 78
  • 3 rooms: 141
  • 4 rooms: 239
  • 5 rooms: 177
  • 6 rooms: 134
  • 7 rooms: 50
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bear Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 366
  • 3 bedrooms: 934
  • 4 bedrooms: 156
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 43

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 195
  • 2 bedrooms: 292
  • 3 bedrooms: 335
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Bear Creek township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 63
  • 1 vehicle: 527
  • 2 vehicles: 682
  • 3 vehicles: 234
  • 4 vehicles: 90
  • 5 or more vehicles: 38

Cars and other vehicles available in Bear Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 114
  • 1 vehicle: 462
  • 2 vehicles: 206
  • 3 vehicles: 71
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bear Creek township:

  • United States or American (16.9%)
  • Irish (6.7%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • German (4.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.4%)
  • Norwegian (0.8%)
  • French Canadian (0.6%)

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

  • Mexico (95%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • United Kingdom (0%)
  • Poland (0%)
  • Panama (0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,036 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 820 (27%)
  • Walked: 63 (2%)
  • Other means: 60 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

People in group quarters in Bear Creek township, Arkansas:

  • 133 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

68.4% of residents of Bear Creek township speak English at home.
31.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (30% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English not well, 43% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,376
  • In family households: 6,631 (1,515 male householders, 348 female householders)
    1,358 spouses, 2,466 children (2,283 natural, 78 adopted, 105 stepchildren), 210 grandchildren, 154 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 252 other relatives, 280 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 745 (197 male householders (146 living alone)), 426 female householders (397 living alone)), 122 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 167 (144 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 657 2-persons, 386 3-persons, 363 4-persons, 208 5-persons, 134 6-persons, 115 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 543 1-person, 52 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

1,523 married couples with children.
442 single-parent households (115 men, 327 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

2.1%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

1.5%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

4.6%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Bear Creek township:

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