West Fork, Arkansas

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West Fork, Arkansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 9% West Fork Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% West Fork Low Violent Crime
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% West Fork Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% West Fork People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of West Fork, Arkansas

Comparing West Fork 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 9
People Above Poverty 4 8
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 8
Short Commute Times 6 4
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2


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

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West Fork Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Washington
Metro Area Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers
Standard Zip Codes 72774
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.924
Longitude -94.188

West Fork Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
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West Fork Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,042 100%
Male 1,005 49.2%
Female 1,037 50.8%
Under 18 613 30%
18+ 1,429 70%
65+ 200 9.8%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,931 94.6%
African-American 9 0.4%
Asian 11 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.9%
Other 35 1.7%
Mixed Race 37 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 64 3.1%

Estimated West Fork Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,195
Growth 153
Growth % 7.5%

West Fork 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 36.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
German 11.5%
English 10.1%
Irish 8.1%
Italian 3.9%
Swedish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
British 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Australian 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Fork 2,042 $41,818
Elkins 1,251 $45,750
Farmington 3,605 $43,472
Fayetteville 58,047 $45,074
Greenland 907 $41,875
Prairie Grove 2,540 $41,972
Winslow 399 $28,125
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West Fork High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 343 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

West Fork Colleges

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1. North Liberty, Indiana 84.7   26.1% 14.3% 11.7% 27 $44,145 8.8% 2.4% 1,402 10.1% 7.1 0.3% 18.5
2. Cleves, Ohio 79.6   17.9% 9% 13.1% 28 $50,926 7.9% 1.8% 2,790 7.6% 23.7 0.1% 6.1
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