Colt, Arkansas

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Colt, Arkansas
Old Military Road, Colt
Location in St. Francis County and the state of Arkansas
Location in St. Francis County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°7′51″N 90°48′41″W / 35.13083°N 90.81139°W / 35.13083; -90.81139Coordinates: 35°7′51″N 90°48′41″W / 35.13083°N 90.81139°W / 35.13083; -90.81139
Country United States
State Arkansas
County St. Francis
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 253 ft (77 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 368
 • Density 306.7/sq mi (115/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 05-14950
GNIS feature ID 0083105

Colt is a city in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 378 at the 2010 census, an increase from 368 in 2000.[1] It was the birthplace of country singer Charlie Rich.


Colt is located at 35°7′51″N 90°48′41″W / 35.13083°N 90.81139°W / 35.13083; -90.81139 (35.130750, -90.811261).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 368 people, 163 households and 111 families residing in the city. The population density was 295.2 per square mile (113.7/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 150.8/sq mi (58.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.02% White, 5.43% Black or African American, 0.54% from other races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 163 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

Age distribution was 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median household income was $31,250, and the median family income was $37,000. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,958. About 11.7% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people with ties to Colt[edit]

  • L. L. Clover - Missionary Baptist pastor of New Prospect congregation in Colt prior to 1948; founder in 1952 of Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary in Minden, Louisiana.
  • Charlie Rich - multiple Grammy Award winning country artist was born in Colt.