Elaine, Arkansas

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Elaine, Arkansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Elaine Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Elaine Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Elaine Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Elaine, Arkansas

Comparing Elaine 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7

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Elaine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles E of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Phillips
Standard Zip Codes 72333
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.308
Longitude -90.851

Elaine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 49 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
Distance 37.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
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Elaine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 865 100%
Male 385 44.5%
Female 480 55.5%
Under 18 275 31.8%
18+ 590 68.2%
65+ 145 16.8%
Median Age 31.8
Average Family Size 3.31
White 338 39.1%
African-American 503 58.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.9%
Mixed Race 16 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 6%

Estimated Elaine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 777
Growth -88
Growth % -10.2%

Elaine 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.7%
Irish 10%
US/American 8.5%
German 5.2%
English 5.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Dutch 1%
Italian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elaine 865 $22,813
Helena 6,323 $21,534
Lexa 331 $31,339
Marvell 1,395 $26,500
St. Charles 261 $29,167
West Helena 8,689 $25,014
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Elaine High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 173 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Elaine Colleges

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