Gum Springs, Arkansas

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Gum Springs, Arkansas
Location in Clark County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Clark County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°3′45″N 93°5′58″W / 34.06250°N 93.09944°W / 34.06250; -93.09944Coordinates: 34°3′45″N 93°5′58″W / 34.06250°N 93.09944°W / 34.06250; -93.09944
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Clark
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 120
 • Density 299/sq mi (115.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71923
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-29140
GNIS feature ID 0077091

Gum Springs is a town in Clark County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 120 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 194 at the 2000 census.


Gum Springs is located northeast of the center of Clark County at 34°3′45″N 93°5′58″W / 34.06250°N 93.09944°W / 34.06250; -93.09944 (34.062631, -93.099495).[2] U.S. Route 67 passes through the town, leading northeast 5 miles (8 km) to Arkadelphia, the county seat, and southwest 10 miles (16 km) to Gurdon. Interstate 30 passes northwest of the town, with access from Exit 69.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Gum Springs has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all land.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 194 people, 87 households, and 54 families residing in the town. The population density was 187.3/km² (483.8/mi²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 96.5/km² (249.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.85% White and 55.15% Black or African American. 4.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 87 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $19,375 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,404. About 14.3% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 29.1% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gum Springs town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 16, 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.