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72685 Zip Code (Western Grove, AR) Detailed Profile




City: Western Grove, AR (2.12%)
Counties: Newton County, AR (75.80%), Searcy County, AR (23.55%), Boone County, AR (0.65%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,302
Zip code population in 2010: 1,365
Zip code population in 2000: 1,271

Houses and condos: 644
Renter-occupied apartments: 46
% of renters here:

9%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 72685: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 51.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 72685
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($732)
Arkansas:

0.6% ($834)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $512 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $864 (0.8%)

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Males: 654  (50.3%)
Females: 647  (49.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 72685:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 72685:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

Zip code 72685 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 72685 (2019)
    • 1,29394.7%White
    • 332.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 241.8%Two or more races
    • 120.9%American Indian
    • 30.2%Black
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $121,522
72685:

$121,522
Arkansas:

$136,200



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 72685 zip code as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 72685 is 686 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

54.7 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 72685, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $33,889 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,889
State:

$52,148

Salary/wage: $30,093 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$30,093
State:

$41,669
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.8% for AGIs below $25k, 81.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $433 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$433
Arkansas:

$1,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,325 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,325
State:

$20,675

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,320 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,320
State:

+$15,222

Profit/loss from business: +$5,910 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,910
State:

+$9,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,567 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
72685:

$5,567
Arkansas:

$13,644

Total itemized deductions: $14,878 (24% of AGI, reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$14,878
State:

$23,276

Here:

24.1% of AGI
State:

19.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $3,529 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,529
State:

$5,996

Taxes paid: $3,756 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
72685:

$3,756
State:

$7,941
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,125 (reported on 29.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,125
State:

$2,455
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.5%
Here:

69%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 59.3% for AGIs below $25k, 75.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 72685, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,149 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,149
State:

$39,270

Salary/wage: $26,278 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
Here:

$26,278
State:

$34,079
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 89.9% for AGIs below $10k, 79.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $748 (reported on 30.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$748
Arkansas:

$1,904
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $2,406 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,406
State:

$5,995

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,098 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,098
State:

+$10,430

Profit/loss from business: +$4,101 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,101
State:

+$7,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.4% for AGIs below $10k, 7.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, -2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,800 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
72685:

$1,800
Arkansas:

$3,204

Total itemized deductions: $15,038 (29% of AGI, reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$15,038
State:

$18,389

Here:

29.3% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,089 (6% of AGI, reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,089
State:

$4,725

Here:

6.4% of AGI
State:

5.1% of AGI

Total tax: $2,338 (reported on 64.5% of returns)
72685:

$2,338
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,616 (reported on 27.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,616
State:

$1,909

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.4%
Here:

76%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 70.8% for AGIs below $10k, 76.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$37,678
Arkansas:

$48,952
Western Grove, AR (72685) map Nearest zip codes: 72640, 72669, 72633, 72655, 72648, 72683.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

34.2%
Arkansas:

46.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.1%
Arkansas:

47.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 27
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 465


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 17 (17 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 185 (107 now married, 76 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 72685 with a mortgage: 130 (1 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 320

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,000
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $297

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

14.7%
Whole state:

16.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

10.3%
Whole state:

10.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 72685: The Old Western Grove Volunteer Fire Department (A), Western Grove Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 72685: Western Grove Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemeteries: Nichols Cemetery (1), Mount Hersey Cemetery (2), Pinhook Cemetery (3), Yardelle Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Branch (A), Davis Creek (B), Cedar Creek (C), Cane Branch (D), Hurricane Branch (E), Big Creek (F), Bat House Branch (G), Qualls Branch (H), Spring Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 112010 to 2013
  • 1042000 to 2009
  • 1311990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 1071970 to 1979
  • 1041960 to 1969
  • 201950 to 1959
  • 231940 to 1949
  • 811939 or earlier

Zip code 72685 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Western Grove, AR (72685)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Western Grove, AR (72685)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 912 bedrooms
  • 2923 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Western Grove, AR (72685)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Western Grove, AR (72685)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 132 bedrooms
  • 253 bedrooms
  • 54 bedrooms
  • 15+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Western Grove, AR (72685) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Western Grove, AR (72685) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 6no vehicle
  • 1381 vehicle
  • 1942 vehicles
  • 673 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Western Grove, AR (72685) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Western Grove, AR (72685) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4no vehicle
  • 281 vehicle
  • 92 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 72685 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 72685 household income distribution in 2019
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 60$10,000 to $14,999
  • 47$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 41$30,000 to $34,999
  • 27$35,000 to $39,999
  • 23$40,000 to $44,999
  • 19$45,000 to $49,999
  • 91$50,000 to $59,999
  • 51$60,000 to $74,999
  • 27$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 72685

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 72685
  • 5Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 32$40,000 to $49,999
  • 35$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 40$70,000 to $79,999
  • 15$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1$90,000 to $99,999
  • 67$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$125,000 to $149,999
  • 39$150,000 to $174,999
  • 12$175,000 to $199,999
  • 34$200,000 to $249,999
  • 9$250,000 to $299,999
  • 45$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 72685

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 72685
  • 8$200 to $249
  • 14$350 to $399
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 6$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 5$650 to $699
  • 3No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $506.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $119,404

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $121,522
72685:

$121,522
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,542 - $179,023

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $145,472
Here:

$145,472
State:

$183,629

Mobile homes: $65,657
Here:

$65,657
State:

$68,924
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 72685
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 527
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • Mobile homes: 85

Unemployment: 4.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 72685

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 72685
  • 86.0%351Drove a car alone
  • 9.1%37Carpooled
  • 2.7%11Walked
  • 0.7%3Other means
  • 0.5%2Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 72685

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 72685
  • 13Less than 5 minutes
  • 205 to 9 minutes
  • 2410 to 14 minutes
  • 3115 to 19 minutes
  • 6720 to 24 minutes
  • 10425 to 29 minutes
  • 5630 to 34 minutes
  • 1135 to 39 minutes
  • 5645 to 59 minutes
  • 160 to 89 minutes
  • 1790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 12.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,302
  • Male householders: 305 (90 living alone), Female householders: 186 (57 living alone)
  • 271 spouses (271 opposite-sex spouses), 15 unmarried partners, (15 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 366 children (328 natural, 17 adopted, 21 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 0 foster children, 33 other relatives, 11 non-relatives

Size of family households: 203 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 5 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 146 1-person, 1 2-persons

131 married couples with children.
103 single-parent households (37 men, 66 women).

100.7% of residents of 72685 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 2 (0.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.2%
Whole state:

5.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 50%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 72685
  • 41%American
  • 12%English
  • 8%European
  • 6%German
  • 4%Norwegian
  • 4%Swedish
  • 3%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 2Before 1990

Zip code 72685 topographic map


Zip code 72685 marital status for males
Zip code 72685 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 65.8%Electricity
  • 18.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Wood
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 933. Population change in the 1990s: +338 (+36.2%).

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

  • This state: 916
  • Midwest: 158
  • South: 85
  • West: 134

50% of the 72685 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arkansas.

89% of the 72685 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Western Grove, AR (72685)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Arkansas:

8.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

7.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

29.9%
Arkansas:

17.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 42,104Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 39,252Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 36,283Education, training, and library occupations
  • 32,240Sales and related occupations
  • 32,193Transportation occupations
  • 31,337Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Veterinary Services (1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of fire incidents - 20 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 72685 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.8%), and Structure Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 72685
    • 7351.8%Outside Fires
    • 5236.9%Structure Fires
    • 1611.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 72685, Arkansas

Most common first names in zip code 72685 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1275.3 years
William773.0 years
John577.8 years
Thomas573.0 years
Wilma379.7 years
Joe379.3 years
Carl373.0 years
Fred378.3 years
Troy376.4 years
Hattie291.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 72685 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1179.2 years
Choate769.4 years
Ramsey776.8 years
Campbell664.1 years
Robinson677.0 years
Bowling474.3 years
Lee486.3 years
Martin470.0 years
Nichols479.3 years
Patton477.0 years
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