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Black River township, AR map Land area: 25.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 218 (all rural)
Males: 108  (49.5%)
Females: 110  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 218 (183 owner occupied, 35 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%


Races in Black River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 40.5
Median age of females: 40.0

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Average household size: 2.25

Black River township:

2.3 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.77

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,869 ($35,625 in 1999)
This township:

$41,869
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $390 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $494)
Here:

$390
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,987 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Black River township:

$77,987
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,953 - $96,778

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $100,678
Here:

$100,678
State:

$146,298

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $15,632
Here:

$15,632
State:

$206,250

Mobile homes: $36,724
Here:

$36,724
State:

$38,244
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

10.6%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Black River township: Kenyon Lodge (A), Cord Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Black River township include: Williams Church (A), Hopewell Church (B), Cord Baptist Church (C), Oak Ridge United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Williams Cemetery (1), Hopewell Cemetery (2), Happy Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Yoncopin Lake (A), Grunnel Slough (B), Brushy Lake (C), Racetrack Lake (D), Curia Lake (E), Eagle Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lick Creek (A), Deep Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Black River township:  2.3%
State:  2.8%

60% of Black River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 777
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 79
  • South: 4
  • West: 22

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Black River township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 0.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 332
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,000


Housing units in Black River township with a mortgage: 96 (4 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 106

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • 1960 to 1969: 25
  • 1950 to 1959: 32
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 193

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Black River township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 54
  • 6 rooms: 64
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 48

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Black River township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 9
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Black River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 67
  • 3 bedrooms: 124
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Black River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Black River township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 50
  • 2 vehicles: 127
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Black River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Black River township:

  • German (44.2%)
  • English (13.3%)
  • United States or American (10.0%)
  • Irish (6.3%)
  • Dutch (6.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.2%)
  • Swedish (2.6%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (60%)
  • Germany (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 328 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 101 (22%)
  • Walked: 16 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

97.5% of residents of Black River township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 902
  • In family households: 749 (223 male householders, 31 female householders)
    210 spouses, 243 children (220 natural, 4 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 153 (54 male householders (38 living alone)), 60 female householders (51 living alone)), 39 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 111 2-persons, 59 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 37 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 89 1-person, 13 2-persons, 12 3-persons,

39 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (7 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

8.3%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Black River township:

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