Fulton County, Arkansas

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Fulton County, Arkansas
Mammoth spring (47).JPG
Map of Arkansas highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1842
Seat Salem
Largest city Salem
Area
 • Total 620.31 sq mi (1,607 km2)
 • Land 618.16 sq mi (1,601 km2)
 • Water 2.16 sq mi (6 km2), 0.35%
Population
 • (2010) 12,245
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.64/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 12,245. The county seat is Salem.[1] Fulton County was formed on December 21, 1842, and named for William Fulton,[2] the last governor of the Arkansas Territory. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 620.31 square miles (1,606.6 km2), of which 618.16 square miles (1,601.0 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 2.16 square miles (5.6 km2) (or 0.35%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,819
1860 4,024 121.2%
1870 4,843 20.4%
1880 6,720 38.8%
1890 10,984 63.5%
1900 12,917 17.6%
1910 12,193 −5.6%
1920 11,182 −8.3%
1930 10,834 −3.1%
1940 10,253 −5.4%
1950 9,187 −10.4%
1960 6,657 −27.5%
1970 7,699 15.7%
1980 9,975 29.6%
1990 10,037 0.6%
2000 11,642 16.0%
2010 12,245 5.2%
Est. 2012 12,318 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]
Age pyramid Fulton County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 11,642 people, 4,810 households, and 3,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,973 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.67% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,810 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.40% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,529, and the median income for a family was $29,952. Males had a median income of $22,213 versus $18,066 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,712. About 12.70% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Fulton 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 Fulton 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)
Total area
(mi²)
Total area
(km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Afton 90006 00066571 part of Hardy 650 17.45 6.74 37.587 97.35 37.252 96.48 0.335 0.8676 36°22′46″N 91°30′15″W / 36.379508°N 91.504051°W / 36.379508; -91.504051
Benton 90243 00066573 Salem 2,564 43.10 16.64 59.552 154.2 59.493 154.1 0.059 0.1528 36°22′21″N 91°50′55″W / 36.372416°N 91.848591°W / 36.372416; -91.848591
Big Creek 90258 00066574 428 12.82 4.95 34.167 88.49 33.398 86.50 0.769 1.992 36°20′00″N 92°06′42″W / 36.333345°N 92.111645°W / 36.333345; -92.111645
Cleveland 90855 00066575 514 9.44 3.65 54.677 141.6 54.450 141.0 0.227 0.5879 36°18′05″N 92°00′53″W / 36.301335°N 92.014618°W / 36.301335; -92.014618
Fulton 91392 00066576 Viola 1,049 22.82 8.81 46.115 119.4 45.968 119.1 0.147 0.3807 36°23′20″N 91°59′45″W / 36.388875°N 91.995757°W / 36.388875; -91.995757
Mammoth Spring 92361 00066577 Mammoth Spring 2,035 40.35 15.58 50.584 131.0 50.430 130.6 0.154 0.3989 36°27′43″N 91°32′20″W / 36.461887°N 91.538778°W / 36.461887; -91.538778
Mount Calm 92619 00066578 207 7.78 3.0 26.627 68.96 26.611 68.92 0.016 0.04144 36°28′33″N 91°59′16″W / 36.475816°N 91.987814°W / 36.475816; -91.987814
Myatt 92658 00066579 191 5.34 2.06 35.792 92.70 35.766 92.63 0.026 0.06734 36°22′40″N 91°37′35″W / 36.377891°N 91.626355°W / 36.377891; -91.626355
Pleasant Ridge 92922 00066580 half of Cherokee Village, small part of Ash Flat 1,926 35.42 13.68 54.721 141.7 54.381 140.8 0.340 0.8806 36°17′00″N 91°38′33″W / 36.283387°N 91.642620°W / 36.283387; -91.642620
South Fork 93429 00066581 485 11.33 4.37 42.819 110.9 42.805 110.9 0.014 0.03626 36°23′52″N 91°43′33″W / 36.397657°N 91.725885°W / 36.397657; -91.725885
Strawberry 93498 00066582 small part of Horseshoe Bend 742 24.28 9.38 30.591 79.23 30.558 79.14 0.033 0.08547 36°18′09″N 91°47′05″W / 36.302524°N 91.784817°W / 36.302524; -91.784817
Union 93681 00066583 303 13.08 5.05 23.158 59.98 23.158 59.98 0 0.000 36°17′26″N 91°52′55″W / 36.290424°N 91.882059°W / 36.290424; -91.882059
Vidette 93798 00066584 467 9.70 3.74 48.143 124.7 48.143 124.7 0 0.000 36°26′44″N 92°06′01″W / 36.445552°N 92.100286°W / 36.445552; -92.100286
Washington 93909 00066585 406 10.05 3.88 40.408 104.7 40.394 104.6 0.014 0.03626 36°27′50″N 91°51′57″W / 36.463799°N 91.865792°W / 36.463799; -91.865792
Wilson 94086 00066587 278 7.86 3.03 35.387 91.65 35.387 91.65 0 0.000 36°28′16″N 91°41′58″W / 36.471176°N 91.699477°W / 36.471176; -91.699477
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. 

Education[edit]

Fulton County is the home to several public school districts:

See also[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. 133. 
  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): Fulton County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05049_fulton/BAS11C20504900000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110805.

Coordinates: 36°23′19″N 91°48′52″W / 36.38861°N 91.81444°W / 36.38861; -91.81444