Caddo Valley, Arkansas

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Caddo Valley, Arkansas
Town
Location in Clark County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Clark County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°11′58″N 93°4′37″W / 34.19944°N 93.07694°W / 34.19944; -93.07694
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Clark
Area
 • Total 2.95 sq mi (7.63 km2)
 • Land 2.93 sq mi (7.60 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 635
 • Density 217/sq mi (83.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71923
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-10360
GNIS feature ID 0047266

Caddo Valley is a town in Clark County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 635 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Caddo Valley is located in northeastern Clark County at 34°11′58″N 93°4′37″W / 34.19944°N 93.07694°W / 34.19944; -93.07694 (34.199478, -93.077012),[2] on the north side of the Caddo River 2 miles (3 km) west of its mouth at the Ouachita River. The town is 4 miles (6 km) north of Arkadelphia, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Caddo Valley has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.45%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 563 people, 242 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 73.7/km² (190.6/mi²). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 35.9/km² (92.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.86% White, 9.59% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.07% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

There were 242 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $25,000 compared to $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,083. About 10.2% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over.

Highways[edit]

Caddo Valley, incorporated in 1974, is a major highway intersection. The town is 4 miles (6 km) north of Arkadelphia by U.S. Route 67, which also leads northeast 21 miles (34 km) to Malvern. Caddo Valley is served by Exit 78 of Interstate 30, which leads 64 miles (103 km) northeast to Little Rock and 79 miles (127 km) southwest to Texarkana. Arkansas Highway 7 leads north from Caddo Valley 30 miles (48 km) to Hot Springs and Hot Springs National Park.

DeGray Dam is 3 miles (5 km) north, and DeGray Lake Resort State Park is 5 miles (8 km) north. The town sometimes is billed as "The Gateway to DeGray Lake".

Government[edit]

Caddo Valley passed a 1-percent sales tax in 1981 to fund its fire and police departments. It is governed by a mayor and town council.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Caddo Valley town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Tourism Division, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Ark. 72201