Calico Rock, Arkansas

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Calico Rock, Arkansas

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High Points

Calico Rock strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Calico Rock Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Calico Rock Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Calico Rock, Arkansas

Comparing Calico Rock to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
Median Family Income 2 4
People Above Poverty 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Housing Recently Built 8 5

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Calico Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles W of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Izard
Standard Zip Codes 72519
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.119
Longitude -92.135

Calico Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 94 F
Oct Temp 44 to 77 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Calico Rock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 991 100%
Male 471 47.5%
Female 520 52.5%
Under 18 237 23.9%
18+ 754 76.1%
65+ 226 22.8%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.85
White 962 97.1%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 13 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 2.2%

Estimated Calico Rock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,025
Growth 34
Growth % 3.4%

Calico Rock Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.2%
English 16.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
Irish 11.1%
German 9.2%
European 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
British 1.1%
Canadian 0.9%
Welsh 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Calico Rock, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jordan (72519)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Calico Rock 991 $31,328
Melbourne 1,673 $31,900
Mountain View 2,876 $27,589
Norfork 484 $34,375
Oxford 642 $25,250
Pineville 246 $30,208
Salesville 437 $33,611
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Calico Rock High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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