Viola, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 357 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 173  (48.5%)
Females: 184  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

42.1 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72583.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,211 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Viola:

$30,211
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,347 (it was $12,953 in 2000)

Viola town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,569 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Viola:

$80,569
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $101,973; detached houses: $108,530; mobile homes: $45,370

Median gross rent in 2019: $565.

March 2019 cost of living index in Viola: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.3%
(24.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Viola, Arkansas as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Viola is 432 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (21.3%), English (16.7%), German (13.9%), European (10.2%), Irish (8.3%), Scottish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 277 people per square mile   (very low).

Viola, Arkansas map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $454 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $388 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (82.1 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (143.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (369.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Salem, AR (3.0 miles ),
Bakersfield, MO (3.5 miles ),
Oxford, AR (3.6 miles ),
South Fork, MO (4.0 miles ),
Horseshoe Bend, AR (4.2 miles ),
Pineville, AR (4.3 miles ),
Briarcliff, AR (4.3 miles ),
Salesville, AR (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.40 N, Longitude: 91.98 W

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Viola, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Viola, AR in 2019
Viola satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+18.7%).
Most common industries in Viola, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10.9%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (14.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.0%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Viola, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)

Average climate in Viola, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Viola-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Viola town center killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/14/1996, a category F4 tornado 20.0 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Viola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 507% 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 106.5 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 275.3 miles away from Viola center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 274.3 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 80.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from Viola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Viola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Viola:

  • FULTON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SALEM, AR)
  • LEGACY HOSPICE OF NORTH ARKANSAS (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SALEM, AR)
  • SPRING RIVER HHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SALEM, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viola:

  • Harding University (about 81 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 83 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 91 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 91 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Evangel University (about 91 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 92 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 92 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)

Public high school in Viola:

Public elementary/middle school in Viola:

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Points of interest:

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

Reservoir: Sparks Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Max Sherman - Politician.

Fulton 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:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.7%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Viola (2011 data):

  • Bank of Salem: Viola Branch at 9338 Hwy 62 West, branch established on 1982/08/18. Info updated 2010/10/22: Bank assets: $130.1 mil, Deposits: $111.4 mil, headquarters in Salem, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Smith Associated Banking Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Viola:

Marital status in Viola, AR
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Viola:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Viola, AR (based on Fulton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,99341
Mainline Protestant4026
Other22
None6,848-
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: 1
Fulton County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fulton County:

10.5%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.8%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.0%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Viola:

18.9%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Viola:

10.2%
State:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Viola:

6.9
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Viola:

58.1%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Viola:

77.7%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Viola, 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
Water Supply 1$2,038$24,4560$0
Firefighters 0$0 12$3,853
Fire - Other 0$0 12$1,829
Financial Administration 0$0 1$280
Totals for Government 1$2,038$24,45625$5,962

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $98,000 ($274.51)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($84.03)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($61.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($50.42)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($19.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,000 ($72.83)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($294.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($42.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($294.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $39,000 ($109.24)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $98,000 ($274.51)
    Property: $13,000 ($36.41)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($299.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($299.72)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $106,000 ($296.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $106,000 ($296.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000 ($277.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,000 ($296.92)

Strongest AM radio stations in Viola:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLO (1240 AM; 1 kW; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KALM (1290 AM; 1 kW; THAYER, MO; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Viola:

  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KTLO-FM (97.9 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDY (102.5 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CENTRAL OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K224CF (92.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF MTN. HOME, INC.)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KKTZ (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, AR; Owner: JOHN M. DOWDY)
  • KMAC (99.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, MO; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF G/VILLE, INC)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCMH (91.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: CHRISTIAN B/C GROUP OF MT. HOME, INC)
  • K269EH (101.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSMW (90.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SW MO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Viola:

  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Viola fatal accident list:

Oct 13, 2019 03:41 PM, Us-62-12, Lat: 36.396672, Lon: -91.986294, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 14, 2015 12:50 AM, Us- 62-12, Lat: 36.396633, Lon: -91.984600, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 30, 2011 07:45 PM, Us-62-12, Lat: 36.396711, Lon: -91.985767, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 20, 2010 07:50 PM, Us-62-12, Lat: 36.394756, Lon: -91.998225, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 23, 1996 07:10 PM, Pickren Ha, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 1995 05:40 AM, 223-3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 117Number of bridges
  • 2,149ft / 655mTotal length
  • $11,670,000Total costs
  • 1,891,920Total average daily traffic
  • 176,230Total average daily truck traffic
  • 873,514Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Viola, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 191950-1959
  • 271960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 182000-2009
  • 102010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Viola, AR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Viola)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC5ZMP, Licensee ID: L01226703, Grant Date: 12/22/2006, Expiration Date: 03/20/2017, Cancellation Date: 03/21/2019, Certifier: Thurlo R Minge, Registrant: Thurlo R Minge, 4303 Havenwood Rd, Viola, AR 72583
  • Call Sign: WB6DBM, Grant Date: 11/24/1998, Expiration Date: 11/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2010, Registrant: James J Bixler, Hc 68 Box 35b, Viola, AR 72583-9702
  • Call Sign: KG5EBV, Licensee ID: L01894666, Grant Date: 09/25/2014, Expiration Date: 09/25/2024, Certifier: Ashley Ledford, Registrant: Ashley Ledford, 562 Doe Lane, Viola, AR 72583


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Viola)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of reported fires - 51 took place in 2012, and the least - 14 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Viola, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (73.2%), and Structure Fires (17.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Viola, AR
    • 39173.2%Outside Fires
    • 9317.4%Structure Fires
    • 376.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 132.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Viola, AR
Most common first names in Viola, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1976.2 years
William1479.0 years
John1174.2 years
Mary1077.4 years
Robert770.3 years
Harold667.2 years
George679.3 years
Frank485.8 years
Fred480.3 years
David457.0 years
Most common last names in Viola, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1482.1 years
Williams978.2 years
Stone977.4 years
Sanders979.2 years
Foster782.3 years
Felts786.0 years
Smith780.0 years
Montgomery676.0 years
Cantrell669.0 years
Billings573.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Viola, AR
  • 52.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 2.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Viola, AR
  • 51.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 20.9%Wood
  • 2.3%Utility gas


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