Calico Rock, Arkansas

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Calico Rock, Arkansas
City
Location of Calico Rock in Arkansas
Location of Calico Rock in Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.12250°N 92.13361°W / 36.12250; -92.13361Coordinates: 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.12250°N 92.13361°W / 36.12250; -92.13361
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Izard
Incorporated 1905
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.4 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 410 ft (125 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 991
 • Density 277.0/sq mi (106.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72519
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-10570
GNIS feature ID 0076497
Website http://www.calicorock.com/

Calico Rock is a city in Izard County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 991 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Calico Rock was named from a colorful rock formation said by pioneers to resemble the textile calico.[1]

Geography[edit]

Calico Rock is located at 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.12250°N 92.13361°W / 36.12250; -92.13361 (36.122612, -92.133481).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.38%) is water.

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Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 991 people, 428 households, and 264 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.0 people per square mile (106.9/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 147.0 per square mile (56.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 428 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,200, and the median income for a family was $31,328. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,305. About 20.2% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.9% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Calico Rock School District, which includes:

  • Calico Rock Elementary School, serving kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Calico Rock High School, serving grades 7 through 12.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Calico Rock has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colorful Names". Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. Retrieved 14 July 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. ^ Summary for Calico Rock, Arkansas

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