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Gilkerson township, AR map Land area: 75.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 3,283 (25% urban, 75% rural)
Males: 1,629  (49.6%)
Females: 1,654  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,283 (2,875 owner occupied, 408 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Gilkerson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • Black: 0.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.7
Median age of females: 36.5

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Average household size: 2.79

Gilkerson township:

2.8 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,978 ($35,625 in 1999)
This township:

$43,978
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $299 (lower quartile is $268, upper quartile is $328)
Here:

$299
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $121,266 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Gilkerson township:

$121,266
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,173 - $231,441

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $166,070
Here:

$166,070
State:

$146,298
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

19.6%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Valley View Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gilkerson township include: Big Creek Valley Church (A), Oak Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bishop Cemetery (1), Gibson Cemetery (2), Otwell Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cole Pond (A), Farmers Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Steep Cut Creek (A), Shelton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (100% naturalized citizens)

Gilkerson township:  0.3%
State:  2.8%

69% of Gilkerson township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 225
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 18
  • South: 0
  • West: 16
Gilkerson township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 106

Housing units in Gilkerson township with a mortgage: 9 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 11
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 3
  • 1939 or earlier: 55

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 9
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gilkerson township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 28
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (37%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food and beverage stores (17%)
  • Book stores and news dealers (13%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (37%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gilkerson township:

  • Irish (24.9%)
  • German (21.2%)
  • English (16.1%)
  • United States or American (14.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.4%)
  • Norwegian (5.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.2%)

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

  • Other Northern Europe (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 71 (56%)
  • Carpooled: 15 (12%)
  • Walked: 12 (9%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (23%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)

98.4% of residents of Gilkerson township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 270
  • In family households: 234 (75 male householders, 2 female householders)
    81 spouses, 76 children (73 natural, 0 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36 (29 male householders (27 living alone)), 4 female householders (4 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 35 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 31 1-person, 2 2-persons,

725 married couples with children.
97 single-parent households (21 men, 76 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: 3
Here:

37.5%
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 Gilkerson township:

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