Oden, Arkansas

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Population in 2022: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.3%
 
Males: 66  (36.8%)
Females: 116  (63.2%)
Median resident age:

23.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 71961.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $40,329 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Oden:

$40,329
AR:

$55,432

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $14,300 (it was $12,610 in 2000)

Oden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $83,036 (it was $55,500 in 2000)
Oden:

$83,036
AR:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $149,016; detached houses: $154,026; mobile homes: $67,784

Median gross rent in 2022: $660.

March 2022 cost of living index in Oden: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 29.0%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Oden, AR (2022)
    • 32496.1%White alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Two or more races



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Oden, Arkansas as of July 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oden is 115 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (27.4%), English (19.3%), American (15.6%), German (4.4%), Scottish (3.0%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1929

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 214 people per square mile   (very low).

Oden, Arkansas map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Arkansas:

2.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Oden town:

0.6% ($350)
Arkansas:

0.7% ($500)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (62.5 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (148.9 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (214.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Mount Ida, AR (3.1 miles ),
Black Springs, AR (3.4 miles),
Norman, AR (3.6 miles ),
Glenwood, AR (4.9 miles ),
Waldron, AR (5.1 miles ),
Mena, AR (5.1 miles ),
Kirby, AR (5.2 miles ),
Daisy, AR (5.2 miles)

Latitude: 34.62 N, Longitude: 93.78 W

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Oden, AR in 2022
Distribution of house value in Oden, AR in 2022
Oden satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

6.2%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+74.6%).
Most common industries in Oden, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (27.8%)
  • Construction (27.8%)
  • Utilities (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.7%)
  • Food (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Private households (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Oden, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (11.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.5%)
  • Top executives (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)

Average climate in Oden, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oden, Arkansas average temperatures Oden, Arkansas average precipitation Oden, Arkansas humidity Oden, Arkansas wind speed Oden, Arkansas snowfall Oden, Arkansas sunshine Oden, Arkansas clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 50.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.6
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 20.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Oden-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Oden town center killed 7 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 12/23/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the town center injured 29 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 542% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from Oden center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 216.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Oden center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 195.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oden:

  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MOUNT IDA, AR)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOUNT IDA, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oden:

  • National Park Community College (about 39 miles; Hot Springs, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • Henderson State University (about 54 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 57 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 60 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 63 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 82 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 83 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

Public high school in Oden:

Public elementary/middle school in Oden:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Oden Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Oden include: Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church (A), Oden First Baptist Church (B), Oden United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: LUM & Abner Jot'em Down Store & Museum (4562 West Highway 88).

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.0%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Oden:

Marital status in Oden, AR
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 15.1%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

For population 25 years and over in Oden:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oden, AR (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,53225
Mainline Protestant3534
Black Protestant1781
Catholic1001
None5,324-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Montgomery County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montgomery County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montgomery County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Montgomery County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

27.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$587
Water Supply 0$0 1$973
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,560

Oden government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($357.14)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($87.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($71.43)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($16.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,000 ($104.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.98)

Oden government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($10.99)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($5.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($32.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $91,000 ($500.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000 ($87.91)
    Highways: $15,000 ($82.42)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($21.98)

Oden government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($401.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000 ($379.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($21.98)

Oden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,000 ($1109.89)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oden:

  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oden:

  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KENA-FM (102.1 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQOR (105.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: OUACHITA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWXE (104.5 FM; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Oden fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 2000 08:40 AM, Sr-88-03, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.0mTotal length
  • $906,000Total costs
  • 8,338Total average daily traffic
  • 346Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,783Total future (year 1998) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oden, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oden, AR

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Oden)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 10.75 Mi Nw (Lat: 34.695944 Lon: -93.942972), Call Sign: KNGE675, Licensee ID: L00004103,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.385 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2003, Expiration Date: 03/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2012, Registrant: Arkansas Game And Fish Commission, 213a Hwy 89s, Mayflower, AR 72106, Phone: (501) 470-1296, Fax: (501) 470-1459, Email:

  • Ranger Station (Lat: 34.624000 Lon: -93.806028), Call Sign: WSA82,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.330 MHz, 159.420 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2003, Expiration Date: 12/07/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2012, Registrant: Arkansas Game And Fish Commission, 213a Hwy 89s, Mayflower, AR 72106, Phone: (501) 470-1082, Fax: (501) 470-1459, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ARL00925, 177 Whitetown Rd (Lat: 34.632556 Lon: -93.749722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 96 m, Overall height: 98.5 m, Call Sign: WRQX289,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/2022, Expiration Date: 05/17/2032, Certifier: Cecil J Mathew, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB4OCI, Licensee ID: L00224560, Grant Date: 12/26/2002, Expiration Date: 02/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2015, Registrant: Amy L Hughes, 176 Whispering Pines, Oden, AR 71961

  • Call Sign: N5WRZ, Licensee ID: L00389909, Grant Date: 08/03/2011, Expiration Date: 10/15/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2023, Certifier: Donald R White, Registrant: Donald R White, 432 White Trail, Oden, AR 71961-7473

  • Call Sign: WD5CFJ, Licensee ID: L00192467, Grant Date: 12/27/2018, Expiration Date: 01/18/2029, Certifier: Larry G Lowry, Registrant: Larry G Lowry, Po Box 148, Oden, AR 71961

  • Call Sign: KF5DCU, Licensee ID: L01518791, Grant Date: 09/17/2009, Expiration Date: 09/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/18/2021, Certifier: Russell T Lewis, Registrant: Russell T Lewis, 200 Clark Ln, Oden, AR 71961


Most common first names in Oden, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William980.5 years
Charles571.6 years
Mary582.2 years
James467.9 years
Paul472.8 years
Gladys385.7 years
Arthur372.0 years
Anna381.0 years
Willie379.0 years
Ruth373.0 years
Most common last names in Oden, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fryar1380.5 years
Carmack774.0 years
Singleton780.8 years
Johnson676.4 years
Maddox682.0 years
Allen477.3 years
Black479.7 years
Goodner478.3 years
Counts475.8 years
Young474.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oden, AR
  • 43.3%Electricity
  • 31.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.7%Wood
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oden, AR
  • 75.4%Other fuel
  • 15.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Electricity


Oden compared to Arkansas 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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