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Roane township, AR map Land area: 162.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,452 (all rural)
Males: 694  (47.8%)
Females: 758  (52.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,452 (995 owner occupied, 457 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

31%


Races in Roane township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 52.3%
  • Black: 44.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 37.3
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.52

Roane township:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $20,090 ($17,094 in 1999)
This township:

$20,090
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $242 (lower quartile is $147, upper quartile is $353)
Here:

$242
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $43,906 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Roane township:

$43,906
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $17,474 - $69,315

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $136,680
Here:

$136,680
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $36,480
Here:

$36,480
State:

$38,244
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

35.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

17.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: Bradley.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Roane township: Spring Bank Ferry (A), Spring Bank (B), River Bend Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Roane township include: Union Hill Church (A), Mount Holly Church (B), Piney Grove Church (C), Pleasant Valley Church (D), Red River Church (E), Saint Mary Church (F), Saint Matthews Church (G), Saint Paul Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walnut Hill Cemetery (1), Union Hill Cemetery (2), Saint Mary Cemetery (3), Bradley Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blue Hole (A), Lower Lake Jew Jon (B), Upper Jew-Jon Lake (C), Enyart Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wheeler Creek (A), Cornish Branch (B), Stillhouse Bayou (C), Bear Creek (D), Maniece Bayou (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 40 (55% naturalized citizens)

Roane township:  2.8%
State:  2.8%

69% of Roane township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 833
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 19
  • South: 559
  • West: 21

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,800

Roane township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 536
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 15
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • 20 to 49: 24
  • Mobile homes: 130
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,900


Housing units in Roane township with a mortgage: 99 (2 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 144

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 100
  • 1990 to 1994: 43
  • 1980 to 1989: 58
  • 1970 to 1979: 148
  • 1960 to 1969: 85
  • 1950 to 1959: 122
  • 1940 to 1949: 85
  • 1939 or earlier: 85

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 73
  • 5 rooms: 108
  • 6 rooms: 105
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 35
  • 5 rooms: 81
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 122
  • 3 bedrooms: 221
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roane township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 58
  • 3 bedrooms: 78
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 150
  • 2 vehicles: 113
  • 3 vehicles: 57
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 65
  • 1 vehicle: 79
  • 2 vehicles: 44
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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 (28%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Roane township:

  • United States or American (20.4%)
  • Irish (8.9%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • German (6.2%)
  • Dutch (1.0%)
  • Scottish (0.8%)
  • African (0.6%)

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

  • Mexico (53%)
  • Philippines (30%)
  • Brazil (10%)
  • Japan (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 281 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 91 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 22 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

95.4% of residents of Roane township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,484
  • In family households: 1,287 (286 male householders, 101 female householders)
    267 spouses, 470 children (397 natural, 34 adopted, 39 stepchildren), 78 grandchildren, 20 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 28 other relatives, 28 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 197 (72 male householders (69 living alone)), 116 female householders (111 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 166 2-persons, 73 3-persons, 76 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 180 1-person, 8 2-persons,

211 married couples with children.
127 single-parent households (24 men, 103 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: 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 Roane township:

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