Swifton, Arkansas

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Swifton, Arkansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Swifton Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Swifton Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Swifton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Swifton, Arkansas

Comparing Swifton 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
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 7 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Swifton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 72471
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.821
Longitude -91.128

Swifton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALICIA
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Swifton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 871 100%
Male 413 47.4%
Female 458 52.6%
Under 18 244 28%
18+ 627 72%
65+ 119 13.7%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.09
White 853 97.9%
African-American 4 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 9 1%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 2.3%

Estimated Swifton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 811
Growth -60
Growth % -6.9%

Swifton 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 62.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
English 6.4%
German 5.6%
Irish 4.7%
Italian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Swifton 871 $31,375
Alicia 145 $22,083
Cash 294 $24,722
Egypt 101 $24,063
Grubbs 438 $33,036
Minturn 114 $25,313
Tuckerman 1,757 $33,512
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Swifton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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