About Arkansas County AR
Coordinates: 34°16′27″N 91°23′02″W / 34.27417°N 91.38389°W / 34.27417; -91.38389
Arkansas County is located in the Arkansas Delta (in Arkansas, usually referred to as “the Delta”) a subregion of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, which is a flat area consisting of rich, fertile sediment deposits from the Mississippi River between Louisiana and Illinois.
Within the Delta, Arkansas County is almost entirely within the Grand Prairie subregion, historically a flat grassland plain underlain by an impermeable clay layer (the Stuttgart soil series). Prior to the 19th century, flatter areas with slowly to very slowly permeable soils (often containing fragipans) supported Arkansas’s largest prairie, covered in prairie grasses and forbs, with oaks covering the low hills and ridges, and pockets of floodplains with bottomland hardwood forests. This region was a sharp contrast to the bottomland forests that once dominated other parts of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Cropland has now largely replaced the native vegetation. Distinctively, rice is the main crop; soybeans, cotton, corn, and wheat are also grown. The rice fields provide habitat and forage for large numbers and many species of waterfowl; duck and goose hunting occurs at this important spot along the Mississippi Flyway.
Two different eco-regions border the Grand Prairie along the major rivers forming the county’s east and southern boundaries: the Arkansas River Holocene Meander Belt and the Western Lowlands Holocene Meanders. These areas of flat floodplain contain the meander belts of the present and past watercourses, point bars, natural levees, swales, and abandoned river channels. Some of the most extensive remaining tracts of native bottomland hardwood forest in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain remain along these rivers. Along the banks of the White River in Arkansas County, these forests are preserved in the White River National Wildlife Refuge.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,033.79 square miles (2,677.5 km), of which 988.49 square miles (2,560.2 km) is land and 45.30 square miles (117.3 km) (4.4%) is water.
The county is located approximately 55 miles (89 km) east of Little Rock, 112 miles (180 km) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, and 367 miles (591 km) northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) in Texas. Arkansas County is surrounded by Prairie County to the north, Monroe County to the northeast, Phillips County to the east, Desha County to the south, Lincoln County to the southwest, Jefferson County to the west, and Lonoke County to the northwest.
The peak of population in the rural county was 1940. Mechanization and industrial-scale agriculture reduced the number of farm workers, and people have moved away because of the lack of opportunities.
As of the 2010 census, there were 19,019 people, 8,005 households, and 5,306 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 9,436 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.8% White, 24.5% Black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. 2.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,005 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,230, and the median income for a family was $48,698. Males had a median income of $37,489 versus $25,607 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,142. About 13.1% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
In 2010, the largest denominational group was the Evangelical Protestants (with 7,709 adherents) and Mainline Protestants (with 2,500 adherents). Almost 29% of people in the county did not claim a religious tradition. The largest religious bodies were The Southern Baptist Convention (with 6,332 members) and The United Methodist Church (with 1,976 members).
As of the 2000 census, there were 20,749 people, 8,457 households, and 5,970 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 9,672 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.19% White, 23.36% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,457 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 13.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,316, and the median income for a family was $36,472. Males had a median income of $28,914 versus $21,127 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,401. About 14.10% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.80% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.
In 2000, the largest denominational group was the Evangelical Protestants (with 10,229 adherents) and Mainline Protestants (with 3,593 adherents). The largest religious bodies were the Southern Baptist Convention (with 5,103 members) and the United Methodist Church (with 2,750 members).
Arkansas County Arkansas neighborhoods include: Adona, Alco, Alexander, Alicia, Alma, Almyra, Alpena, Altus, Amagon, Amity, Antoine, Arkadelphia, Arkansas City, Armorel, Ashdown, Ash Flat, Atkins, Austin, Bald Knob, Barling, Bassett, Batesville, Bauxite, Bay, Beebe, Bee Branch, Beedeville, Bella Vista, Benton, Bentonville, Berryville, Bethel Heights, Bigelow, Biggers, Bismarck, Black Oak, Black Rock, Blue Mountain, Bluff City, Blytheville, Bonnerdale, Bono, Booneville, Bradford, Bradley, Branch, Brockwell, Brookland, Bryant, Burdette, Cabot, Caddo Gap, Caddo Valley, Cale, Calico Rock, Cammack Village, Canehill, Caraway, Carlisle, Casa, Cash, Casscoe, Cave City, Cave Springs, Cecil, Cedarville, Center Point, Center Ridge, Centerton, Charleston, Charlotte, Cherokee Village, Cherry Valley, Chester, Choctaw, Cleveland, Clinton, Colt, Compton, Concord, Conway, Cord, Corning, Cove, Crocketts Bluff, Crossett, Damascus, Datto, Decatur, Deer, Delaware, Delight, Dell, Dennard, Dermott, De Witt, Diamond City, Dierks, Dolph, Donaldson, Dover, Drasco, Driver, Dumas, Dyess, Earle, Elkins, El Paso, Emerson, Emmet, England, Enola, Ethel, Etowah, Eudora, Eureka Springs, Evansville, Evening Shade, Everton, Fairfield Bay, Farmington, Fayetteville, Fifty Six, Fisher, Floral, Foreman, Fort Smith, Fountain Hill, Fox, Franklin, Frenchmans Bayou, Friendship, Garfield, Gentry, Georgetown, Gillett, Gillham, Glenwood, Gould, Grady, Grannis, Gravette, Greenbrier, Green Forest, Greenway, Griffithville, Guion, Gurdon, Hackett, Hamburg, Hardy, Harrisburg, Harrison, Hasty, Hatfield, Hattieville, Havana, Hector, Hensley, Heth, Hickory Ridge, Higginson, Highland, Hindsville, Hiwasse, Horseshoe Bend, Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs Village, Houston, Hoxie, Humnoke, Humphrey, Huntington, Imboden, Jacksonville, Jasper, Jerusalem, Jessieville, Joiner, Jonesboro, Jones Mill, Judsonia, Keiser, Keo, Kirby, Knobel, Lake City, Lake Village, Lamar, Langley, Leachville, Lead Hill, Leola, Lepanto, Lincoln, Little Rock, Little Rock Air Force Base, Locust Grove, London, Lonoke, Lonsdale, Lowell, Luxora, Lynn, Mabelvale, Magazine, Magnolia, Malvern, Mammoth Spring, Manila, Marble Falls, Marcella, Marion, Marked Tree, Marmaduke, Maumelle, Mayflower, Maynard, Maysville, Mc Crory, Mc Dougal, Mc Gehee, Mc Neil, Mc Rae, Melbourne, Mena, Mineral Springs, Minturn, Monette, Montrose, Morrilton, Morrow, Mountainburg, Mountain Home, Mountain Pine, Mountain View, Mount Ida, Mount Judea, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Mulberry, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Natural Dam, Newark, New Blaine, Newhope, Newport, Norman, North Little Rock, Oden, Ogden, Oil Trough, O Kean, Okolona, Omaha, Onia, Oppelo, Osceola, Oxford, Ozark, Pangburn, Paragould, Paris, Parkdale, Parkin, Paron, Parthenon, Peach Orchard, Pearcy, Pea Ridge, Peel, Pelsor, Pencil Bluff, Perry, Perryville, Pettigrew, Pickens, Piggott, Pineville, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Plains, Plumerville, Pocahontas, Pollard, Ponca, Portia, Portland, Pottsville, Poughkeepsie, Powhatan, Poyen, Prairie Grove, Prescott, Quitman, Ratcliff, Ravenden, Ravenden Springs, Rector, Rockport, Rogers, Roland, Romance, Rose Bud, Rosie, Rosston, Royal, Rudy, Russellville, Saffell, Sage, Saint Charles, Saint Francis, Saratoga, Scotland, Scott, Scranton, Searcy, Sedgwick, Sherwood, Shirley, Sidney, Siloam Springs, Sims, Smithville, Snow Lake, Solgohachia, Sparkman, Springdale, Springfield, Stamps, Star City, State University, Stephens, Story, Strawberry, Stuttgart, Subiaco, Success, Sulphur Rock, Sulphur Springs, Summers, Swifton, Taylor, Tichnor, Tillar, Tilly, Timbo, Traskwood, Trumann, Tuckerman, Tyronza, Umpire, Uniontown, Van Buren, Vandervoort, Vendor, Vilonia, Violet Hill, Waldo, Walnut Ridge, Ward, Warm Springs, Watson, Weiner, Wesley, Western Grove, West Fork, West Memphis, White Hall, Wickes, Williford, Willisville, Wilmar, Wilmot, Wilson, Wilton, Winchester, Winslow, Winthrop, Wiseman, Wynne, Yorktown
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