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Center township, AR map Land area: 21.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,449 (9% urban, 91% rural)
Males: 1,712  (49.6%)
Females: 1,737  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,449 (2,917 owner occupied, 532 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

31%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.7%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.5
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.76

Center township:

2.8 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,369 ($41,399 in 1999)
This township:

$48,369
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $566 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $660)
Here:

$566
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $171,704 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
Center township:

$171,704
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,584 - $255,335

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $178,775
Here:

$178,775
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $159,004
Here:

$159,004
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $55,139
Here:

$55,139
State:

$38,244
Population density: 162 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

9.8%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Center township include: Little Elm Church (A), Highland Church (B), Walnut Grove Church (C), Providence Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cemetery Hill (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 76 (28% naturalized citizens)

Center township:  2.2%
State:  2.8%

58% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 1948
  • Northeast: 32
  • Midwest: 400
  • South: 517
  • West: 359
Center township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 973
  • One, attached: 35
  • Two: 45
  • Mobile homes: 278
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,200


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 506 (60 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 180

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 59
  • 1995 to 1998: 143
  • 1990 to 1994: 202
  • 1980 to 1989: 214
  • 1970 to 1979: 353
  • 1960 to 1969: 160
  • 1950 to 1959: 62
  • 1940 to 1949: 61
  • 1939 or earlier: 80

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

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 272
  • 6 rooms: 267
  • 7 rooms: 170
  • 8 rooms: 80
  • 9 or more rooms: 63

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 204
  • 3 bedrooms: 610
  • 4 bedrooms: 130
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 24

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 88
  • 3 bedrooms: 112
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 24
  • 1 vehicle: 188
  • 2 vehicles: 485
  • 3 vehicles: 213
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 95
  • 2 vehicles: 67
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (39%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (34%)
  • Food and beverage stores (14%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Retail florists (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (34%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (23%)
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (11%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • United States or American (29.0%)
  • German (11.5%)
  • Irish (10.9%)
  • English (10.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.8%)
  • Scottish (2.3%)

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

  • Mexico (58%)
  • Greece (17%)
  • Other Western Europe (12%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (8%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Nigeria (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,402 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 177 (11%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 16 (1%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 56 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (8%)

95.3% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,335
  • In family households: 2,996 (862 male householders, 120 female householders)
    825 spouses, 1,046 children (985 natural, 9 adopted, 52 stepchildren), 40 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 21 other relatives, 43 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 339 (117 male householders (83 living alone)), 160 female householders (140 living alone)), 62 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 406 2-persons, 249 3-persons, 217 4-persons, 80 5-persons, 30 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 223 1-person, 42 2-persons, 12 3-persons,

733 married couples with children.
116 single-parent households (41 men, 75 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

1.8%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

21.4%
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 Center township:

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