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72838 Zip Code (AR) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2019: 116
Zip code population in 2010: 115
Zip code population in 2000: 165

March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 72838: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 18.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 72838
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($641)
Arkansas:

0.6% ($834)
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Males: 57  (49.6%)
Females: 58  (50.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 72838:

  • High school or higher: 57.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in 72838:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 24.2%

Zip code 72838 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 72838 (2019)
    • 10893.9%White
    • 43.5%Black
    • 21.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10.9%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $70,989
72838:

$70,989
Arkansas:

$136,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

57.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 72838, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,373 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,373
State:

$39,270

Salary/wage: $28,711 (reported on 74.5% of returns)
Here:

$28,711
State:

$34,079

Taxable interest for individuals: $313 (reported on 31.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$313
Arkansas:

$1,904

Taxable dividends: $364 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$364
State:

$5,995

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,500 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

+$3,500
State:

+$10,430

Profit/loss from farming: +$700 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here +$700
State -$5,941

Total tax: $2,189 (reported on 72.5% of returns)
72838:

$2,189
State:

$6,047

Earned income credit: $2,083 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,083
State:

$1,909

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 90.2%
Here:

90%
State:

67%

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$28,404
Arkansas:

$48,952
72838 map Nearest zip codes: 72827, 72841, 72828, 72842, 72826, 72833.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

22.4%
Arkansas:

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

50.1%
Arkansas:

47.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 31
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 22


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 16 (15 now married, 0 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 72838 with a mortgage: 39
Houses without a mortgage: 17

Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $240

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

28.0%
Whole state:

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

7.2%
Whole state:

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

4.3
State:

6.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 291980 to 1989
  • 211970 to 1979
  • 01960 to 1969
  • 01950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 351939 or earlier

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Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 72838
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 72838
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 342 bedrooms
  • 133 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in 72838 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 72838 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 351 vehicle
  • 212 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 72838 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 72838 household income distribution in 2019
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 24$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$100,000 to $124,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 72838

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 72838
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 22$60,000 to $69,999
  • 11$100,000 to $124,999

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $65,683

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $70,989
72838:

$70,989
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,360 - $76,025

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $49,591
Here:

$49,591
State:

$183,629
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 72838

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 77
  • Mobile homes: 7
  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 72838

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 72838
  • 78.4%29Drove a car alone
  • 18.9%7Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 72838

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 72838
  • 1630 to 34 minutes
  • 1340 to 44 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 63.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 116
  • Male householders: 21 (0 living alone), Female householders: 36 (9 living alone)
  • 23 spouses (23 opposite-sex spouses), 31 unmarried partners, (31 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 0 children (0 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives

Size of family households: 13 2-persons, 7 3-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 9 1-person, 27 2-persons

All residents speak English at home

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%
Most common first ancestries reported in 72838
  • 61%German

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Zip code 72838 marital status for males
Zip code 72838 marital status for females

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 47.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 23.6%Wood

Population in 1990: 150. Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+10.0%).

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

  • This state: 60
  • South: 29
  • West: 26

64% of the 72838 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arkansas.

100% of the 72838 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Year householders moved into unit in 72838

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Arkansas:

8.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
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
Most common first names in zip code 72838 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Lillie482.8 years
John387.0 years
Thomas359.0 years
Charles262.5 years
Frank277.6 years
James265.4 years
Robert275.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 72838 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rhoades1180.6 years
Fowler692.8 years
Hunt582.4 years
Kitchens580.8 years
Caviness474.0 years
Southard487.5 years
Willis479.7 years
Jones370.3 years
Hunnicutt378.0 years
Gaston271.0 years
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