Carroll County, Arkansas

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Carroll County, Arkansas
Carroll County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Carroll County Courthouse in Berryville, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1833
Seat Berryville and Eureka Springs
Largest city Berryville
Area
 • Total 638.81 sq mi (1,655 km2)
 • Land 630.27 sq mi (1,632 km2)
 • Water 8.54 sq mi (22 km2), 1.34%
Population
 • (2010) 27,446
 • Density 44/sq mi (16.8/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.carroll.ar.us
Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,446. The county has two county seats, Berryville and Eureka Springs.[1] Carroll County is Arkansas's 26th county, formed on November 1, 1833, and named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton,[2] who had died in 1832 and was the last survivor of those who had signed the United States Declaration of Independence.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 638.81 square miles (1,654.5 km2), of which 630.27 square miles (1,632.4 km2) (or 98.66%) is land and 8.54 square miles (22.1 km2) (or 1.34%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Politically, Carroll County is a Republican stronghold in a historically Democratic state (55% - 45%). It is included in the Arkansas Third Congressional District, which has had Republican representation since 1967.

The Eastern District (Berryville and Green Forest) is heavily Republican. The Western District (Eureka Springs and Beaver) tilts Democratic despite the fact that Holiday Island, a community with a large percentage of relocated snowbirds in the Western District, is overwhelmingly Republican.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,844
1850 4,614 62.2%
1860 9,383 103.4%
1870 5,780 −38.4%
1880 13,337 130.7%
1890 17,288 29.6%
1900 18,848 9.0%
1910 16,829 −10.7%
1920 17,786 5.7%
1930 15,820 −11.1%
1940 14,737 −6.8%
1950 13,244 −10.1%
1960 11,284 −14.8%
1970 12,301 9.0%
1980 16,203 31.7%
1990 18,654 15.1%
2000 25,357 35.9%
2010 27,446 8.2%
Est. 2012 27,610 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]
Age pyramid Carroll County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 25,357 people, 10,189 households, and 7,111 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,828 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.03% reported speaking Spanish at home [1].

There were 10,189 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,924, and the median income for a family was $33,218. Males had a median income of $21,896 versus $18,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,003. About 11.00% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

View from a scenic outlook on US 62 west of Eureka Springs.

Townships[edit]

Townships in Carroll County, Arkansas as of 2010

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 Carroll County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [8]

Township FIPS ANSI Code Population
center(s)
Population (2010 census) Population
density
(/mi²)
Population
density
(/km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Beaver 90195 00066889 Beaver, Holiday Island 1787 75.33 29.09 23.722 61.44 1.260 3.263 36°28′15″N 93°48′07″W / 36.470907°N 93.801892°W / 36.470907; -93.801892
Cabanal 90570 00066890 381 16.59 6.41 22.966 59.48 0.013 0.03367 36°17′56″N 93°31′36″W / 36.298844°N 93.526617°W / 36.298844; -93.526617
Carrollton 90681 00066891 Alpena 716 20.04 7.74 35.734 92.55 0.008 0.02072 36°14′38″N 93°20′24″W / 36.243979°N 93.339996°W / 36.243979; -93.339996
Cedar 90708 00066892 Eureka Springs 3575 78.90 30.46 45.312 117.4 3.260 8.443 36°24′15″N 93°47′04″W / 36.404190°N 93.784428°W / 36.404190; -93.784428
Coin 90891 00066894 Alpena 655 34.13 13.18 19.191 49.70 0.037 0.09583 36°19′22″N 93°19′42″W / 36.322905°N 93.328357°W / 36.322905; -93.328357
Cross 90981 00066895 284 18.52 7.15 15.335 39.72 0.023 0.05957 36°28′14″N 93°37′35″W / 36.470604°N 93.626448°W / 36.470604; -93.626448
Dry Fork 91143 00066897 292 12.55 4.85 23.263 60.25 0 0.000 36°08′53″N 93°29′07″W / 36.148170°N 93.485237°W / 36.148170; -93.485237
Franklin 91338 00066898 Holiday Island 1269 119.28 46.04 10.639 27.55 0 0.000 36°28′23″N 93°42′48″W / 36.473124°N 93.713274°W / 36.473124; -93.713274
Hickory 91692 00066899 Green Forest 4977 87.20 33.67 57.078 147.8 0 0.000 36°20′54″N 93°25′26″W / 36.348254°N 93.423987°W / 36.348254; -93.423987
King's River 92052 00066900 625 41.72 16.11 14.980 38.80 0 0.000 36°25′42″N 93°39′02″W / 36.428216°N 93.650539°W / 36.428216; -93.650539
Liberty 92163 00066901 158 8.60 3.32 18.368 47.57 0 0.000 36°15′42″N 93°26′49″W / 36.261714°N 93.446885°W / 36.261714; -93.446885
Long Creek 92271 00066902 614 14.33 5.53 42.834 110.9 0.971 2.515 36°25′44″N 93°20′05″W / 36.428948°N 93.334785°W / 36.428948; -93.334785
North Yocum 92727 00066903 Blue Eye, Oak Grove 314 24.15 9.32 13.004 33.68 0.017 0.04403 36°28′24″N 93°27′17″W / 36.473431°N 93.454596°W / 36.473431; -93.454596
Omega 92763 00066904 489 14.06 5.43 34.778 90.07 0 0.000 36°12′48″N 93°33′51″W / 36.213409°N 93.564238°W / 36.213409; -93.564238
Osage 92769 00066905 418 9.25 3.57 45.196 117.1 0.019 0.04921 36°09′54″N 93°22′34″W / 36.164906°N 93.376019°W / 36.164906; -93.376019
Packard Springs 92811 00066906 735 22.44 8.66 32.761 84.85 2.944 7.625 36°20′27″N 93°48′15″W / 36.340831°N 93.804230°W / 36.340831; -93.804230
Piney 92898 00066907 226 13.99 5.40 16.150 41.83 0 0.000 36°12′53″N 93°28′58″W / 36.214639°N 93.482882°W / 36.214639; -93.482882
Polo 93522 00069621 Berryville 1224 29.90 11.55 40.932 106.0 0.006 0.01554 36°26′37″N 93°32′40″W / 36.443519°N 93.544485°W / 36.443519; -93.544485
Prairie 92982 00066909 Berryville 7555 106.85 41.25 70.706 183.1 0.144 0.3730 36°20′28″N 93°35′06″W / 36.341052°N 93.585079°W / 36.341052; -93.585079
South Yocum 93444 00066910 Blue Eye, Oak Grove 649 29.92 10.78 23.247 60.21 0 0.000 36°26′29″N 93°25′55″W / 36.441510°N 93.431854°W / 36.441510; -93.431854
Winona 94101 00066911 Eureka Springs 453 18.96 7.32 23.889 61.87 0 0.000 36°20′40″N 93°41′49″W / 36.344531°N 93.697021°W / 36.344531; -93.697021
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. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Carroll County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05015_carroll/BAS11C20501500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110726.

Coordinates: 36°22′05″N 93°29′47″W / 36.36806°N 93.49639°W / 36.36806; -93.49639