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People

Total Population 2,016
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 627
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 55%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,795
% Above Poverty Level 70%
% Below Poverty Level 30%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $488
Median House Value $68,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 12.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rector Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 72461
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.263
Longitude -90.292

Rector Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KENNETT RADIO KBOA
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station MALDEN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station BLYTHEVILLE
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greenway 208 $46,250
Knobel 236 $33,750
Lafe 448 $45,893
Marmaduke 1,132 $34,688
Piggott 3,713 $34,875
Pollard 208 $36,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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RECTOR HIGH SCHOOL
5TH AND GREENVILLE ST
870-595-3553
A Title I School.
Serves 316 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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