Hector, Arkansas

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Hector, Arkansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hector Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hector Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hector Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Hector Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hector, Arkansas

Comparing Hector 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 9
College Educated Adults 4 6
Median Family Income 4 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Hector Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Pope
Standard Zip Codes 72843
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.467
Longitude -92.974

Hector Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HECTOR 2 SSW
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.4 inches
Distance 38.5 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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Hector Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 506 100%
Male 263 52%
Female 243 48%
Under 18 154 30.4%
18+ 352 69.6%
65+ 70 13.8%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 3.16
White 489 96.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1%
Other 3 0.6%
Mixed Race 7 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 2.6%

Estimated Hector Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 517
Growth 11
Growth % 2.2%

Hector 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 49.5%
German 16%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
Irish 9.3%
English 6.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Welsh 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
European 0.7%
Dutch West Indian 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hector 506 $36,375
Atkins 2,878 $38,309
Dover 1,329 $33,879
Knoxville 511 $34,375
London 925 $36,172
Pottsville 1,271 $37,763
Russellville 23,682 $40,242
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Hector High Schools (2004)

11601 SR 27
A Title I School.
Serves 344 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

Hector Colleges

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