Reed, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 147 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -46.5%
Males: 82  (56.2%)
Females: 65  (43.8%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 71670.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $19,427 (it was $16,806 in 2000)
Reed:

$19,427
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,597 (it was $8,727 in 2000)

Reed town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $47,318 (it was $27,300 in 2000)
Reed:

$47,318
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $48,763; detached houses: $70,518; mobile homes: $21,094

Median gross rent in 2019: $326.

March 2019 cost of living index in Reed: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.4%
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Ancestries: English (8.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,426 people per square mile   (low).

Reed, Arkansas map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $344 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $276 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (48.7 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (129.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (315.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Tillar, AR (0.9 miles ),
Winchester, AR (2.3 miles),
McGehee, AR (2.5 miles ),
Dermott, AR (3.5 miles ),
Dumas, AR (3.6 miles ),
Mitchellville, AR (3.8 miles ),
Arkansas City, AR (3.9 miles ),
Watson, AR (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.70 N, Longitude: 91.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Distribution of median household income in Reed, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Reed, AR in 2019
Reed satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $50,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Reed, AR residents
Average permit cost in Reed, AR
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Most common industries in Reed, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.0%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (30.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (15.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (20.8%)
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Machinery (8.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Reed, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (19.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (30.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (15.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)

Average climate in Reed, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Reed-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Reed town center killed 5 people and injured 16 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 tornado 25.5 miles away from the town center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Reed-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 355% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.5 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 112.4 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) earthquake occurred 120.2 miles away from Reed center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 328.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 363.1 miles away from Reed center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Desha County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reed topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Reed:

  • LEISURE LODGE INC MCGEHEE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • SOUTHERN HERITAGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • PINE BLUFF DIALYSIS - KIDNEY CTR OF MCGEHEE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • HOSPICE CARE FOUNDATION, INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; MCGEHEE, AR)
  • DELTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; DUMAS, AR)
  • DESHA COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; DUMAS, AR)
  • DERMOTT CITY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DERMOTT, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reed:

  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 23 miles; Monticello, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,130)
  • Delta State University (about 41 miles; Cleveland, MS; FT enrollment: 3,304)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 50 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 58 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 64 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 65 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 88 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Reed: Reed Police Department (A), Reed Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Desha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.0%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Reed:

Marital status in Reed, AR
  • Never married: 56.3%
  • Now married: 28.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 2.9%

For population 25 years and over in Reed:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 18.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Reed, AR (based on Desha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,17332
Black Protestant1,38010
Mainline Protestant8567
Catholic822
Other341
None4,483-
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: 6
This county:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Desha County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.6%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.4%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Reed:

42.0%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Reed:

30.7
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.5%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Reed:

15.2%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Reed:

38.3%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

50.3%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Reed:

83.1%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Reed, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 8$22,650$33,9750$0
Financial Administration 0$0 3$2,788
Totals for Government 8$22,650$33,9753$2,788

5.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($28,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Drew County, AR  0.85% ($34,229 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, AR  0.61% ($15,280)
from Chicot County, AR  0.54% ($22,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Reed:

  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KVSA (1220 AM; 1 kW; MCGEHEE, AR; Owner: SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS,INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WGVM (1260 AM; 2 kW; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: MID-AMERICA BROADCASTING COMPANY,INC)
  • KPBA (1270 AM; 5 kW; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: METRO BIRCH ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reed:

  • KXSA-FM (103.1 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRKD (105.7 FM; DERMOTT, AR; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KAFN (102.5 FM; GOULD, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHBM-FM (93.7 FM; MONTICELLO, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGPQ (99.9 FM; MONTICELLO, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXFE (106.9 FM; DUMAS, AR; Owner: METRO BIRCH ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K255AM (98.9 FM; MONTICELLO, AR; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Reed:

  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)

Reed fatal accident list:

Dec 4, 1998 06:44 PM, Us-65-19, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 1987 03:20 PM, 65s19, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 11, 1982 04:32 AM, 65s19, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 289ft / 88.1mTotal length
  • $4,621,000Total costs
  • 72,544Total average daily traffic
  • 6,641Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,898Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Reed, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Reed, AR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Reed, AR
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 41.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Reed, AR
  • 89.2%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Reed compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.
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