72542 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Highland, AR (5.58%), Hardy, AR (3.39%)
Counties: Sharp County, AR (79.61%), Fulton County, AR (20.39%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,628
Zip code population in 2010: 3,826
Zip code population in 2000: 3,454

Houses and condos: 2,489
Renter-occupied apartments: 273
% of renters here:

18%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 72542: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 158.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($502)
Arkansas:

0.6% ($674)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $510 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $493 (0.6%)

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Males: 1,786  (49.2%)
Females: 1,842  (50.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 72542:

For population 15 years and over in 72542:

Zip code 72542 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 72542

  • Zip code 72542 races chart
    • 3,630White population
    • 6Black population
    • 50American Indian population
    • 10Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 2Some other race population
    • 64Two or more races population
    • 63Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 60
Rural population: 3,567

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $107,100
72542:

$107,100
Arkansas:

$109,500



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 72542 zip code as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 72542 to the number of sex offenders is 822 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.7 years
Arkansas median age:

37.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 72542, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $33,916 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,916
State:

$52,148

Salary/wage: $30,180 (reported on 75.4% of returns)
Here:

$30,180
State:

$41,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 63.9% for AGIs below $25k, 73.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $937 (reported on 27.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$937
Arkansas:

$1,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,969 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,969
State:

$20,675
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,400 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,400
State:

+$15,222
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,058 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,058
State:

+$9,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,238 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
72542:

$14,238
Arkansas:

$13,644
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,925 (25% of AGI, reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$18,925
State:

$23,276

Here:

24.6% of AGI
State:

19.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,212 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,212
State:

$5,996
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,042 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
72542:

$5,042
State:

$7,941
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,166 (reported on 29.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,166
State:

$2,455
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 72542, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,141 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,141
State:

$39,270

Salary/wage: $22,762 (reported on 74.6% of returns)
Here:

$22,762
State:

$34,079
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 124.4% for AGIs below $10k, 68.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 31.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,582 (reported on 37.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,582
Arkansas:

$1,904
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,043 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,043
State:

$5,995
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,907 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,907
State:

+$10,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,839 (reported on 29.1% of returns)
Here:

+$4,839
State:

+$7,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.3% for AGIs below $10k, 10.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,469 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
72542:

$3,469
Arkansas:

$3,204

Total itemized deductions: $15,866 (27% of AGI, reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,866
State:

$18,389

Here:

27.3% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.7% for AGIs below $10k, 8.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,588 (6% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,588
State:

$4,725

Here:

5.9% of AGI
State:

5.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,423 (reported on 63.5% of returns)
72542:

$3,423
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,878 (reported on 28.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,878
State:

$1,909

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.0%
Here:

76%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 71.7% for AGIs below $10k, 78.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$31,152
Arkansas:

$40,511
Highland, AR (72542) map Nearest zip codes: 72529, 72482, 72569, 72554, 72459, 72513.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.1%
Arkansas:

49.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.0%
Arkansas:

5.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 289
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,202


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 36 (28 now married, 8 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 605 (364 now married, 241 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 72542 with a mortgage: 613 (55 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 605

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $857
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S302

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

20.6%
Whole state:

19.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

13.0%
Whole state:

11.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 72542: Camp Ki Ki Kima (A), Camp Kiwania (B), Camp Miramichee (C), Slick Rock Ford (D), Nine Mile Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (E), Center Volunteer Fire Department (F), Hardy Fire Department (G), Highland Fire Department (H), Highland Police Department (I), Hardy Police Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 72542 include: Baker Chapel (A), Banks Church (B), Cabin Creek Church (C), New Hope Church (D), Liberty Hill United Methodist Church (E), Spring River Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Richardson Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), Liberty Hill Cemetery (3), Wavrick Cemetery (4), Hall Cemetery (5), Flint Cemetery (6), Perry Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Persimmon Pond (A), Lake Galilee (B), Rainbow Lake (C), Lake Sherwood (D), June Lake (E), Lake Mirandy (F), Wild Plum Lake (G), Camp Kia Kima Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Myatt Creek (A), Long Branch (B), Little Creek (C), Lige Branch (D), Gut Creek (E), Worthington Creek (F), Wolf Creek (G), Wild Horse Creek (H), Forty Island Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 72542: Harold E Alexander Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 4712000 to 2009
  • 4431990 to 1999
  • 3521980 to 1989
  • 5701970 to 1979
  • 2171960 to 1969
  • 2291950 to 1959
  • 491940 to 1949
  • 1581939 or earlier

Zip code 72542 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Highland, AR (72542)

  • 2no bedroom
  • 801 bedroom
  • 3052 bedrooms
  • 5593 bedrooms
  • 2324 bedrooms
  • 405+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highland, AR (72542)

  • 32no bedroom
  • 481 bedroom
  • 762 bedrooms
  • 993 bedrooms
  • 184 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Highland, AR (72542) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 40no vehicle
  • 3281 vehicle
  • 4762 vehicles
  • 2403 vehicles
  • 814 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Highland, AR (72542) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 56no vehicle
  • 1551 vehicle
  • 502 vehicles
  • 113 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $474.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,100
72542:

$107,100
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,900 - $172,100

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 64.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,614

Size of family households: 538 2-persons, 230 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 458 1-person, 48 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 5 6-persons

432 married couples with children.
153 single-parent households (101 men, 52 women).

94.8% of residents of 72542 zip code speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% very well, 13% well, 5% not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% very well, 25% well, 2% not well, 42% not at all).

Foreign born population: 56 (1.5%)
(85.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.5%
Whole state:

4.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 77%Laos
  • 11%Panama
  • 7%Cambodia
  • 5%England

Most common first ancestries reported in 72542 (%)

  • 16%Other groups
  • 11%German
  • 11%Irish
  • 11%American
  • 9%English
  • 1%French (except Basque)
  • 1%Norwegian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 42000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 72Before 1990

Zip code 72542 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 72542:

All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 72542

Zip code 72542 marital status for males
Zip code 72542 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 45%Electricity
  • 31%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 2,473. Population change in the 1990s: +981 (+39.7%).

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


56% of the 72542 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arkansas.

91% of the 72542 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

3.9%
Arkansas:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

12.7%
Arkansas:

14.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 54,063Transportation occupations
  • 46,625Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 41,406Community and social service occupations
  • 38,594Education, training, and library occupations
  • 33,333Business and financial operations occupations
  • 32,083Health technologists and technicians

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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 (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 7 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 72542 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5671.2 years
William5475.7 years
James4374.8 years
Charles3870.3 years
Mary3773.2 years
Robert3274.1 years
George3074.2 years
Harold2272.0 years
Ruth1776.9 years
Walter1671.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 72542 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2082.8 years
Hall1572.1 years
Miller1475.3 years
Jackson1374.8 years
Johnson1274.0 years
Baldridge1263.7 years
Richardson1179.0 years
Thompson1179.3 years
Jones1073.8 years
Russell1075.8 years
Businesses in zip code 72542
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Best Western1Subway1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx3U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1

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