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Quality of Life

 

CLIMATE
Annual Average   Monthly Average  
Temperature 63.5° January 44°
    July 83°
Annual Average Rainfall (inches) 46"    
Annual Average Snowfall (inches) 2"    
Prevailing Winds S - SW    

 

ECONOMY
Lots of exciting things are happening in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County that are increasing revenues. Beautiful new subdivisions are in development in Pine Bluff and White Hall. New franchise restaurants such as Arby's, Chili's, and Burger King have opened near the new Wal-Mart Supercenter on Olive Street. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has recently built a new Economic Research and Development Center on Main Street in Pine Bluff. We invite you to visit our community for yourself and experience the exciting things happening here.

CITY OF PINE BLUFF
SALES TAX RECEIPTS
Year Amount
2013 $11,157,422
2012 $6,915,378
2011 $7,108,867
2010 $7,145,001
2009 $7,313,246
2008 $7,489,559
2007 $7,081,359
2006 $7,181,443
2005 $7,187,273
2004 $6,957,031
2003 $6,765,341
2002 $6,806,106
2001 $6,998,841

CITY OF PINE BLUFF
'HAMBURGER TAX' RECEIPTS

(3% Hotel/Motel & 2% Resaurant Sales Tax)
Year Amount
2013 $1,530,394
2012 $1,518,306
2011 $1,473,251
2010 $1,499,514
2009 $1,494,148
2008 $1,487,636
2007 $1,388,151
2006 $1,385,627
2005 $1,390,411
2004 $1,383,000
2003 $1,344,641
2002* $1,345,935
2001 $1,345,935
*Beginning in 2002, the Hotel/Motel Tax increased from 2% to 3%.

 
 

CITY OF PINE BLUFF BUILDING PERMITS/CONSTRUCTION VALUE      
Year Single
Family
New
Multi-
Family
New
Duplex
New
Commercial
New
School/
Church
New
Total
VALUE*
2012 15 1 1 7 0 $10,396,000
2011 4 1 2 7 1 $7,923,950
2010 15 2 0 4 0 $3,593,663
2009 8 1 6 4 2 $9,806,443
2008 35 2 2 13 5 $12,123,168
2007 49 3 3 23 2 $11,831,245
2006 33 1 0 13 6 $80,843,510
2005 54 2 1 19 4 $47,117,044
2004 28 3 2 23 2 $36,945,504
2003 49 5 3 11 1 $32,251,209
2002 53 0 8 16 6 $18,408,885
2001 75 2 1 41 3 $34,346,054
*Value as reported by contractor; value totals include other categories, including remodeling, repairs and additions.      

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

PUBLIC RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Community Theater Regional Park
Ball Fields Skating Rink
Bowling Alley Swimming Pools
Golf Courses Tennis Courts
Movie Theaters Youth Center
Others: one private country club; Pine Bluff Convention Center with Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame; Arts & Science Center; Pine Bluff Symphony; Murals on Main; Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum; Grider Field Aviation and Arkansas Railroad Museum; Delta Rivers Nature Center; Japanese garden; hunting; fishing; boating


HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

 

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Regional Medical Center 1
Beds 471
Physicians 130
Dentists 35
Clinics 29
Nursing Facilities 7
Physical Therapists 4
Other: Arkansas Cancer Institute; Area Agency on Aging of SE Ark; SE Ark. Behavioral Health-care System; Select Specialties Hospital; South Central Center on Aging; ambulance services; hospice care; 911 service

ASSOCIATIONS

Active chapters of national and international civic organizations are a vital part of community life and include Kiwanis, Jaycees, Lions Club, Rotary International, and Toastmasters.
 

 

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