Boone County, Arkansas
|Boone County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 9, 1869|
|• Total||601.82 sq mi (1,559 km2)|
|• Land||591.18 sq mi (1,531 km2)|
|• Water||10.64 sq mi (28 km2), 1.77%|
|• Density||62/sq mi (24.1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,903. The county seat is Harrison. Boone County is Arkansas's 62nd county, formed on April 9, 1869. Boone County is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Cities and towns
- 5 Education
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Boone County was formed from the eastern portion of Carroll County. Contrary to popular belief, it was not named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. It was originally called Boon, since the residents believed it would be a "boon" to all who settled there. The e was added to the name later.
The county is located in the northwest portion of the state, and borders Missouri to the north. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 601.82 square miles (1,558.7 km2), of which 591.18 square miles (1,531.1 km2) (or 98.23%) is land and 10.64 square miles (27.6 km2) (or 1.77%) is water.
The county lies entirely within the Ozark Mountains. Rolling hills characterize the topography, with the more rugged Boston Mountains lying just to the south. Isolated peaks of the Boston Mountain range are found in the south, including Boat Mountain, Pilot's Knob, and Gaither Mountain. Portions of Bull Shoals Lake and Table Rock Lake lie in the northeast and northwest corners, respectively. The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains popular campsites on the lakes at Lead Hill and Cricket Creek. Crooked Creek, popular with bass fishermen, winds through the county from south to east.
List of highways
- US 62/US 412
- U.S. Highway 65
- U.S. Route 65 Business
- Arkansas Highway 7
- Arkansas Highway 14
- Arkansas Highway 43
- Arkansas Highway 123
- Arkansas Highway 206
- Arkansas Highway 281
- Arkansas Highway 392
- Arkansas Highway 396
- Arkansas Highway 397
- Airport Highway 980
- Taney County, Missouri (north)
- Marion County (east)
- Searcy County (southeast)
- Newton County (south)
- Carroll County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 33,948 people, 13,851 households, and 9,861 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 15,426 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.60% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,851 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% 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 2.88.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,988, and the median income for a family was $34,974. Males had a median income of $27,114 versus $19,229 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,175. About 10.70% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Current incorporated cities and towns
Historical and/or current unincorporated communities
- Elixir was a town in the vicinity of many springs. It was nearby present day Bergman. Heavy rains flooded the town in 1883, which was a major factor in its decline by 1892. In the 1880s, both Lead Hill and Elixir were expecting a railroad but none materialized. This also helped the town's decline. Although the town is gone, the township of Elixir remains and currently contains Bergman.
- Keener was a town around one mile south of present day Bergman. Keener was strong in the 1880s and had a population of about 1,000 people. But, Keener began to decline fast by 1892.
Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Boone County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.
|Population (2010 census)||Population
|Sugar Loaf||93522||00069621||Diamond City, Lead Hill, South Lead Hill||2320||27.61||10.66||84.026||217.6||9.806||25.40|
|Source: "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: County Subdivisions in Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
Source: "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
Public school districts
- List of lakes in Boone County, Arkansas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Boone County, Arkansas
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Butler, Kent (April 1995). Bergman - A Backward Look.
- Butler, Kent (April 1995). Bergman - A Backward Look.
- US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Boone County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05009_boone/BAS11C20500900000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110627.
- County government site
- Unofficial/Community guide site
- County Ordinances
- genealogy information pages at USGenWeb
- Map of Boone County (US Census Bureau)
- Map of Boone County from Encyclopedia of Arkansas
- Boone County entry in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas
- Boone County Historical and Railroad Society, Inc.
- Boone County School District Reference Map (US Census Bureau, 2010)
||Taney County, Missouri|
|Carroll County||Marion County|
|Newton County||Searcy County|