Dallas County, Arkansas

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Dallas County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Dallas County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded January 1, 1845
Named for George M. Dallas
Seat Fordyce
Largest city Fordyce
Area
 • Total 668.16 sq mi (1,731 km2)
 • Land 667.42 sq mi (1,729 km2)
 • Water 0.74 sq mi (2 km2), 0.11%
Population
 • (2010) 8,116
 • Density 12/sq mi (4.69/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 8,116. The county seat is Fordyce.[1] Dallas County is Arkansas's 49th county, formed on January 1, 1845, and named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 668.16 square miles (1,730.5 km2), of which 667.42 square miles (1,728.6 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.74 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[2]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 6,877
1860 8,283 20.4%
1870 5,707 −31.1%
1880 6,505 14.0%
1890 9,296 42.9%
1900 11,518 23.9%
1910 12,621 9.6%
1920 14,424 14.3%
1930 14,671 1.7%
1940 14,471 −1.4%
1950 12,416 −14.2%
1960 10,522 −15.3%
1970 10,022 −4.8%
1980 10,515 4.9%
1990 9,614 −8.6%
2000 9,210 −4.2%
2010 8,116 −11.9%
Est. 2012 7,987 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]
Age pyramid Dallas County[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 9,210 people, 3,519 households, and 2,431 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,401 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 56.96% White, 40.98% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.01% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,519 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,608, and the median income for a family was $32,630. Males had a median income of $28,538 versus $17,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,610. About 13.30% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.80% of those under age 18 and 20.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

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 Dallas County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [7][8]

  • Bunn
  • Chester (Carthage)
  • Dry Run (part of Fordyce)
  • Fordyce (most of Fordyce)
  • Holly Springs
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Manchester
  • Nix
  • Owen (Sparkman)
  • Princeton
  • Smith
  • Southall
  • Willow

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Dallas County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05039_dallas/BAS11C20503900000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110823.
  8. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/DC10_GUBlkMap/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#D

Coordinates: 33°58′37″N 92°40′23″W / 33.97694°N 92.67306°W / 33.97694; -92.67306