Wickes, Arkansas

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Wickes, Arkansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Wickes Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Wickes Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Wickes, Arkansas

Comparing Wickes 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 8 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Working at Home 1 1


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

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Wickes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles S of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 71973
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.303
Longitude -94.338

Wickes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Station MENA
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
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Wickes Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 675 100%
Male 339 50.2%
Female 336 49.8%
Under 18 253 37.5%
18+ 422 62.5%
65+ 51 7.6%
Median Age 26.4
Average Family Size 3.48
White 498 73.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 3.3%
Other 133 19.7%
Mixed Race 22 3.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 214 31.7%

Estimated Wickes Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 678
Growth 3
Growth % 0.4%

Wickes 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) 59%
US/American 25.1%
Irish 5.3%
German 4%
English 2.6%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wickes 675 $22,292
Cove 383 $21,875
De Queen 5,765 $31,582
Gillham 188 $24,375
Grannis 575 $30,893
Hatfield 402 $23,750
Vandervoort 120 $28,750
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Wickes High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 161 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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