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People

Total Population 1,175
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 243
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 35.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,333
% Above Poverty Level 53.9%
% Below Poverty Level 46.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $505
Median House Value $76,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.3%
US/American 0%
English 27.4%
Irish 2.4%

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

Rison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Cleveland
Standard Zip Codes 71665
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.958
Longitude -92.19

Rison 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 FORDYCE
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Station PINE BLUFF
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station MONTICELLO 3 SW
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rison, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Calmer (71665)

Dialion (71665)

Herbine (71665)

Kedron (71665)

Pansy (71665)

Randall (71665)

Rowell (71665)

Rye (71665)

Staves (71665)

Toledo (71665)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carthage 536 $51,477
Fordyce 4,174 $43,472
Kingsland 439 $33,214
Pine Bluff 46,228 $40,413
Star City 2,362 $36,563
Thornton 592 $46,250

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

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Rison High Schools

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RISON HIGH SCHOOL
700 MAIN STREET
870-325-6241
A Title I School.
Serves 281 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL
6760 HWY. 63
870-357-8171
Serves 258 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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