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West Fork township, AR map Land area: 32.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,348 (all rural)
Males: 1,675  (50.0%)
Females: 1,673  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,348 (2,511 owner occupied, 837 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in West Fork township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.2%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 34.6
Median age of females: 35.8

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Average household size: 2.70

West Fork township:

2.7 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,358 ($35,398 in 1999)
This township:

$41,358
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $546 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $622)
Here:

$546
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $136,892 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
West Fork township:

$136,892
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,063 - $170,104

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $146,973
Here:

$146,973
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $81,194
Here:

$81,194
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $26,052
Here:

$26,052
State:

$150,613

Mobile homes: $80,425
Here:

$80,425
State:

$38,244
Population density: 102 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

12.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: West Fork.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Ridge (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in West Fork township: Friendship Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: West Fork Cemetery (1), Mineral Springs Cemetery (2), Campbell Church Cemetery (3), Union Star Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 40 (45% naturalized citizens)

West Fork township:  1.2%
State:  2.8%

57% of West Fork township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 1760
  • Northeast: 78
  • Midwest: 508
  • South: 482
  • West: 363

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,000

West Fork township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,076
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 49
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • Mobile homes: 189
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,900


Housing units in West Fork township with a mortgage: 447 (25 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 182

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 62
  • 1995 to 1998: 126
  • 1990 to 1994: 166
  • 1980 to 1989: 229
  • 1970 to 1979: 293
  • 1960 to 1969: 186
  • 1950 to 1959: 101
  • 1940 to 1949: 76
  • 1939 or earlier: 118

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Fork township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 334
  • 6 rooms: 256
  • 7 rooms: 124
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9 or more rooms: 39

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Fork township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 77
  • 5 rooms: 87
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 227
  • 3 bedrooms: 568
  • 4 bedrooms: 106
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 136
  • 3 bedrooms: 102
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 246
  • 2 vehicles: 453
  • 3 vehicles: 164
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

Cars and other vehicles available in West Fork township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 133
  • 2 vehicles: 99
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (17%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Fork township:

  • United States or American (35.3%)
  • German (12.0%)
  • Irish (11.1%)
  • English (9.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.9%)
  • Italian (2.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.9%)

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

  • Mexico (28%)
  • Other Northern Europe (13%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Panama (8%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • France (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,275 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 219 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 28 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

97.4% of residents of West Fork township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,263
  • In family households: 2,954 (762 male householders, 210 female householders)
    775 spouses, 1,053 children (915 natural, 31 adopted, 107 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 29 other relatives, 68 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 309 (120 male householders (93 living alone)), 142 female householders (126 living alone)), 47 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 437 2-persons, 219 3-persons, 200 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 219 1-person, 37 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

674 married couples with children.
205 single-parent households (67 men, 138 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

1.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.3%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

25.0%
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 West Fork township:

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