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Low Gap township, AR map Land area: 23.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 361 (all rural)
Males: 181  (50.1%)
Females: 180  (49.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 361 (322 owner occupied, 39 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Low Gap township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%

Median age of males: 41.9
Median age of females: 41.0

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Average household size: 2.64

Low Gap township:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,910 ($31,406 in 1999)
This township:

$36,910
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $241 (lower quartile is $129, upper quartile is $553)
Here:

$241
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,103 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Low Gap township:

$71,103
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,393 - $74,293

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,422
Here:

$168,422
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $47,748
Here:

$47,748
State:

$38,244
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

21.1%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

1.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Low Gap township: Low Gap (A), Mount Sherman Volunteer Fire Department Low Gap Substation (B), Mount Sherman Volunteer Fire Department Shiloh Substation (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dewey Cove (A), Steel Creek (B), Beech Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (0% naturalized citizens)

Low Gap township:  0.6%
State:  2.8%

67% of Low Gap township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 147
  • Northeast: 20
  • Midwest: 68
  • South: 102
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,700

Low Gap township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 145
  • Mobile homes: 39

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,900


Housing units in Low Gap township with a mortgage: 4 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 23
  • 1995 to 1998: 33
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 46
  • 1970 to 1979: 26
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 23
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 3

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Low Gap township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Low Gap township, Arkansas:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Low Gap township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 35
  • 3 bedrooms: 55
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Low Gap township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 1
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 60
  • 3 vehicles: 33
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Low Gap township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Low Gap township:

  • United States or American (43.8%)
  • German (7.6%)
  • English (7.2%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.4%)
  • Dutch (2.9%)
  • British (2.2%)

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

  • United Kingdom (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 87 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 19 (14%)
  • Walked: 5 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (19%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Electricity (23%)

99.1% of residents of Low Gap township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 361
  • In family households: 325 (97 male householders, 25 female householders)
    109 spouses, 85 children (85 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36 (24 male householders (19 living alone)), 7 female householders (7 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 75 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 9 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 5 2-persons,

64 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (0 men, 13 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9
Here:

22.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

23.5%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Low Gap township:

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