Location in Faulkner County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|• Land||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||679 ft (207 m)|
|• Density||786.7/sq mi (32.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0049746|
Guy is located at (35.324584, -92.334935).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 579 people, 84 households, and 65 families residing in the town. The population density was 219.4 inhabitants per square mile (84.8/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 99.9 per square mile (38.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.04% White, 0.50% Black or African American, and 3.47% from two or more races.
There were 84 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $38,977. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,732. About 10.2% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those sixty five or over.
Unusual geologic activity
Starting on September 20, 2010 (of which the event on February 27, 2011 was the largest, at magnitude 4.7), the area around Guy was plagued by more than 500 earthquakes. The temblors, ranging from 1.8 (barely noticeable) to 4.7 (very obvious), are being investigated by the US Geologic Survey and the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission. The quakes may be related to the injection of salt and other waste water into deep wells to dispose of the fluid without contaminating surface or ground water.
- Local.Arkansas.gov - Guy, retrieved September 3, 2012
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Central Arkansas growing weary of relentless tremors". CNN. December 28, 2010.
- Robertson, Campbell (February 5, 2011). "A Dot on the Map, Until the Earth Started Shaking". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
But in their sheer numbers, they have been relentless, creating a phenomenon that has come to be called the Guy earthquake swarm.