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Potter township, AR map Land area: 24.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,780 (4% urban, 96% rural)
Males: 900  (50.6%)
Females: 880  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,779 (1,466 owner occupied, 313 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%


Races in Potter township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.1
Median age of females: 39.4

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Average household size: 2.56

Potter township:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,349 ($25,823 in 1999)
This township:

$30,349
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $233 (lower quartile is $190, upper quartile is $361)
Here:

$233
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,907 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Potter township:

$94,907
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,579 - $134,455

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,322
Here:

$172,322
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $48,493
Here:

$48,493
State:

$38,244
Population density: 72 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

13.7%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Potter township: Polk County Fairgrounds (A), Shady Grove Fire and Rescue (B), Potter Station Fire District 13 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Potter township include: Old Potter Presbyterian Church (A), Shady Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McKinney Cemetery (1), Foster Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Blue Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 54 (81% naturalized citizens)

Potter township:  3.0%
State:  2.8%

57% of Potter township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 809
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 125
  • South: 514
  • West: 177

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500

Potter township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 509
  • Two: 4
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • Mobile homes: 217
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,600


Housing units in Potter township with a mortgage: 176 (14 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 91

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 24
  • 1995 to 1998: 79
  • 1990 to 1994: 72
  • 1980 to 1989: 153
  • 1970 to 1979: 191
  • 1960 to 1969: 148
  • 1950 to 1959: 46
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 13

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 38
  • 4 rooms: 102
  • 5 rooms: 132
  • 6 rooms: 170
  • 7 rooms: 76
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 43

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 200
  • 3 bedrooms: 277
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 24

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 47
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 131
  • 2 vehicles: 304
  • 3 vehicles: 115
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 43
  • 2 vehicles: 48
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Apparel (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Potter township:

  • United States or American (29.1%)
  • English (17.1%)
  • German (11.2%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.2%)
  • Dutch (1.4%)

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

  • Germany (44%)
  • Canada (33%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (15%)
  • South Africa (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 622 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 111 (14%)
  • Walked: 22 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

98.6% of residents of Potter township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,742
  • In family households: 1,547 (400 male householders, 103 female householders)
    425 spouses, 543 children (455 natural, 14 adopted, 74 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 14 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 195 (79 male householders (70 living alone)), 97 female householders (87 living alone)), 19 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 242 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 108 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 157 1-person, 19 2-persons,

372 married couples with children.
73 single-parent households (21 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

2.5%
Arkansas:

7.4%

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

8.9%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

3.5%
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 Potter township:

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