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Velvet Ridge township, AR map Land area: 14.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 869 (all rural)
Males: 434  (49.9%)
Females: 435  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 869 (771 owner occupied, 98 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Velvet Ridge township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 35.4
Median age of females: 35.9

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Average household size: 2.80

Velvet Ridge township:

2.8 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,142 ($43,158 in 1999)
This township:

$51,142
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $502 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $650)
Here:

$502
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,972 (it was $46,800 in 2000)
Velvet Ridge township:

$71,972
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $173,003 - $368,876

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $349,976
Here:

$349,976
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $54,352
Here:

$54,352
State:

$38,244
Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Velvet Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Velvet Ridge township include: Velvet Ridge Church of God (A), Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 101 (28% naturalized citizens)

Velvet Ridge township:  11.6%
State:  2.8%

56% of Velvet Ridge township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 1559
  • Northeast: 40
  • Midwest: 299
  • South: 83
  • West: 94
Velvet Ridge township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 325
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 513

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,200


Housing units in Velvet Ridge township with a mortgage: 142 (28 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 84

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 168
  • 1990 to 1994: 173
  • 1980 to 1989: 156
  • 1970 to 1979: 155
  • 1960 to 1969: 57
  • 1950 to 1959: 15
  • 1940 to 1949: 9
  • 1939 or earlier: 88

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Velvet Ridge township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 108
  • 5 rooms: 224
  • 6 rooms: 121
  • 7 rooms: 114
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9 or more rooms: 119

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Velvet Ridge township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Velvet Ridge township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 162
  • 3 bedrooms: 432
  • 4 bedrooms: 101
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 55

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Velvet Ridge township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 256
  • 2 vehicles: 323
  • 3 vehicles: 128
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

Cars and other vehicles available in Velvet Ridge township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Construction (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Velvet Ridge township:

  • German (32.1%)
  • Irish (9.0%)
  • United States or American (8.0%)
  • English (7.5%)
  • Danish (4.9%)
  • Czech (3.6%)
  • Dutch (3.1%)

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

  • Mexico (51%)
  • Vietnam (24%)
  • El Salvador (16%)
  • France (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,024 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 102 (9%)
  • Walked: 11 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 25 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

91.7% of residents of Velvet Ridge township speak English at home.
6.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,112
  • In family households: 1,716 (444 male householders, 133 female householders)
    474 spouses, 586 children (520 natural, 47 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 37 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 396 (136 male householders (90 living alone)), 139 female householders (99 living alone)), 121 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 73 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 281 2-persons, 137 3-persons, 98 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 189 1-person, 74 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

194 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (14 men, 11 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

8.3%
Arkansas:

7.4%

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

4.4%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

5.3%
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 Velvet Ridge township:

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