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Boston township, AR map Land area: 31.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 357 (all rural)
Males: 195  (54.6%)
Females: 162  (45.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 357 (325 owner occupied, 32 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

31%


Races in Boston township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 40.0

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Average household size: 2.59

Boston township:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,708 ($36,554 in 1999)
This township:

$42,708
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $357 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $396)
Here:

$357
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $117,491 (it was $64,800 in 2000)
Boston township:

$117,491
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,662 - $160,055

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $109,427
Here:

$109,427
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $39,225
Here:

$39,225
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $64,487
Here:

$64,487
State:

$38,244
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.7%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Boston township include: Hale Mountain Church (A), Antioch Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Garrett Creek Cemetery (1), Dobbs Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Garrett Hollow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (40% naturalized citizens)

Boston township:  2.8%
State:  2.8%

61% of Boston township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 1486
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 97
  • South: 17
  • West: 53

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000

Boston township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 602
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • Mobile homes: 51

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Boston township with a mortgage: 220 (8 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 208

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 23
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 119
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 63
  • 1940 to 1949: 46
  • 1939 or earlier: 334

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Boston township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 84
  • 6 rooms: 155
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9 or more rooms: 56

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 24
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Boston township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 144
  • 3 bedrooms: 251
  • 4 bedrooms: 87
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Boston township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 41
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 98
  • 2 vehicles: 228
  • 3 vehicles: 112
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

Cars and other vehicles available in Boston township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 43
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Private households (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Boston township:

  • German (67.3%)
  • United States or American (7.1%)
  • Dutch (4.3%)
  • English (4.0%)
  • Norwegian (3.3%)
  • Irish (3.1%)
  • Danish (2.1%)

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

  • Laos (40%)
  • United Kingdom (20%)
  • Germany (20%)
  • Korea (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 656 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 103 (12%)
  • Walked: 46 (5%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 47 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

95.1% of residents of Boston township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,615
  • In family households: 1,398 (404 male householders, 69 female householders)
    413 spouses, 460 children (423 natural, 4 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 6 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 217 (91 male householders (64 living alone)), 90 female householders (86 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 228 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 91 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 150 1-person, 24 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 1 4-persons,

84 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (4 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

7.1%
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:

6.1%
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 Boston township:

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