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Big Rock township, AR map Land area: 409.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 24.3 sq. mi.
Population: 209,351 (88% urban, 12% rural)
Males: 99,642  (47.6%)
Females: 109,709  (52.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 203,352 (129,219 owner occupied, 74,133 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

31%


Races in Big Rock township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 56.6%
  • Black: 38.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.1
Median age of females: 36.6

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Average household size: 2.33

Big Rock township:

2.3 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,082 ($37,651 in 1999)
This township:

$41,082
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $569 (lower quartile is $437, upper quartile is $708)
Here:

$569
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $135,270 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Big Rock township:

$135,270
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,289 - $215,784

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $189,772
Here:

$189,772
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,108
Here:

$185,108
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $285,348
Here:

$285,348
State:

$150,613

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,838
Here:

$121,838
State:

$119,582

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $267,722
Here:

$267,722
State:

$206,250

Mobile homes: $52,639
Here:

$52,639
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $224,965
Here:

$224,965
State:

$29,738
Population density: 511 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

14.0%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: Little Rock, Parkers-Iron Springs, Wrightsville, Sweet Home, Cammack Village, College Station, Alexander.


Click to draw/clear Big Rock township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Big Rock township: Pfeifer Camp (A), Ferncliff Camp (B), Jolly Roger Landing (C), Camp Okatoma (D), Camp Grundy (E), Arkansas Department of Corrections - Wrightsville (F), Arkansas Baptist Camp (G), City of Little Rock Landfill (H), Pulaski County Sheriff Southcenter District Office (I), Pulaski County Sheriff Southwest District Office (J), Little Rock Fire Station 6 (K), Arch Street Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (L), Crystal Volunteer Fire Station 1 (M), West Pulaski Fire Department Station 1 (N), West Pulaski Fire Department Station 2 (O), West Pulaski Fire Department Station 3 (P), West Pulaski Fire Department Station 4 (Q), Lake Maumelle Fire Department (R), Quail Creek Volunteer Fire Department (S), Hensley Fire Department Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Rock township include: Union Chapel (A), White Rock Mission (B), Jackson Memorial Church (C), West Hensley Church (D), Cole Mission (E), Gospel Temple Church (F), Harris Church (G), Westminster Presbyterian Church (H), Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kuykendall Cemetery (1), Halstead Cemetery (2), Kennerly Cemetery (3), Guenther Cemetery (4), Grimmette Cemetery (5), Rainey Cemetery (6), Stuman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Kuykendall (A), Round Hole (B), Big Lake (C), Lake Alpine (D), Fletcher Lake (E), Green Bear Lake (F), Lower Spring Lake (G), Gropper Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ferndale Creek (A), Neal Creek (B), Mill Bayou (C), Maple Creek (D), Lamb Creek (E), Jimerson Creek (F), Fourche Creek (G), Holliday Creek (H), Hog Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Rock township include: David D Terry Park (1), Maumelle Park (2), Murray Dam Site Public Use Area (3), Maumelle Public Use Area (4), Wrightsville Public Use Area (5), Vista Park (6), Loon Park (7), Sleepy Hollow Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7,219 (36% naturalized citizens)

Big Rock township:  3.4%
State:  2.8%

51% of Big Rock township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 144054
  • Northeast: 4465
  • Midwest: 16377
  • South: 28516
  • West: 7625

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,400

Big Rock township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Big Rock township, Arkansas:

  • 1,224 people in nursing homes
  • 1,017 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 986 people in state prisons
  • 652 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 480 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 457 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 335 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 251 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 108 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 89 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in institutions for the blind
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 41 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 60,728
  • One, attached: 1,818
  • Two: 2,831
  • 3 or 4: 4,566
  • 5 to 9: 5,660
  • 10 to 19: 5,524
  • 20 to 49: 3,210
  • 50 or more: 5,878
  • Mobile homes: 5,503
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 100

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,300


Housing units in Big Rock township with a mortgage: 32,012 (2,489 second mortgage, 2,176 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,632

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 1,934
  • 1995 to 1998: 5,769
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,669
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,306
  • 1970 to 1979: 23,529
  • 1960 to 1969: 17,017
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,020
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,849
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,725

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Big Rock township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 362
  • 3 rooms: 1,469
  • 4 rooms: 4,114
  • 5 rooms: 13,127
  • 6 rooms: 13,992
  • 7 rooms: 8,869
  • 8 rooms: 5,432
  • 9 or more rooms: 5,010

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Rock township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 1,350
  • 2 rooms: 3,608
  • 3 rooms: 7,368
  • 4 rooms: 10,331
  • 5 rooms: 6,684
  • 6 rooms: 3,520
  • 7 rooms: 1,239
  • 8 rooms: 518
  • 9 or more rooms: 348

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Rock township:

  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 1,204
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,973
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,135
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,507
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,520

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Rock township:

  • no bedroom: 1,632
  • 1 bedroom: 10,642
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,470
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,157
  • 4 bedrooms: 919
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 146

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Rock township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 2,320
  • 1 vehicle: 16,942
  • 2 vehicles: 24,451
  • 3 vehicles: 6,806
  • 4 vehicles: 1,454
  • 5 or more vehicles: 421

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Rock township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 5,591
  • 1 vehicle: 19,514
  • 2 vehicles: 8,396
  • 3 vehicles: 1,185
  • 4 vehicles: 123
  • 5 or more vehicles: 157

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Big Rock township:

  • United States or American (11.0%)
  • English (8.5%)
  • German (7.9%)
  • Irish (6.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.7%)
  • Scottish (1.8%)
  • African (1.7%)

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

  • Mexico (25%)
  • India (8%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 80,740 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 12,606 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,374 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 22 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 272 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 95 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 143 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,486 (1%)
  • Other means: 508 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,210 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Big Rock township, Arkansas:

  • 1,224 people in nursing homes
  • 1,017 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 986 people in state prisons
  • 652 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 480 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 457 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 335 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 251 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 108 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 89 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in institutions for the blind
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 41 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

94.2% of residents of Big Rock township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 203,422
  • In family households: 164,816 (37,404 male householders, 16,892 female householders)
    38,662 spouses, 57,006 children (52,100 natural, 1,457 adopted, 3,449 stepchildren), 4,857 grandchildren, 2,230 brothers or sisters, 1,373 parents, 3,034 other relatives, 3,358 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,606 (14,606 male householders (11,923 living alone)), 18,523 female householders (16,541 living alone)), 5,477 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,002 (3,949 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 24,235 2-persons, 13,171 3-persons, 10,043 4-persons, 4,344 5-persons, 1,744 6-persons, 759 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 28,464 1-person, 4,147 2-persons, 390 3-persons, 77 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 27 6-persons,

27,752 married couples with children.
16,806 single-parent households (2,360 men, 14,446 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,007
Here:

21.9%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,453
Here:

20.4%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,594
Here:

16.0%
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 Big Rock township:

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