Hot Spring County, Arkansas
|Hot Spring County, Arkansas|
Hot Spring County Courthouse in Malvern, Arkansas
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 2, 1829|
|• Total||622.16 sq mi (1,611 km2)|
|• Land||614.93 sq mi (1,593 km2)|
|• Water||7.22 sq mi (19 km2), 1.16%|
|• Density||54/sq mi (20.66/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Hot Spring County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population is 32,923. The county seat is Malvern. Hot Spring County was formed on November 2, 1829, from a portion of Clark County. It was named for the hot springs at Hot Springs, Arkansas, which were within its boundaries until Garland County was formed in 1874. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 622.16 square miles (1,611.4 km2), of which 614.93 square miles (1,592.7 km2) (or 98.84%) is land and 7.22 square miles (18.7 km2) (or 1.16%) is water.
- Interstate 30
- U.S. Highway 67
- U.S. Highway 70
- U.S. Highway 270
- Highway 7
- Highway 9
- Highway 51 (Arkansas)
- Highway 84 (Arkansas)
- Garland County (north)
- Saline County (northeast)
- Grant County (east)
- Dallas County (southeast)
- Clark County (south & west)
- Montgomery County (northwest)
National protected area
- Ouachita National Forest (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 30,353 people, 12,004 households, and 8,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 13,384 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.33% White, 10.26% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 12,004 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,543, and the median income for a family was $37,077. Males had a median income of $27,800 versus $19,461 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,216. About 10.30% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
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 Hot Spring County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. 
- Big Creek
- Brown Springs
- Butterfield (most of Rockport)
- Clear Creek
- De Roche
- Fenter (Malvern, Perla, small part of Rockport)
- Lone Hill
- Magnet (Magnet Cove)
- Midway (small part of Midway)
- Ouachita (Donaldson)
- Prairie (Friendship, most of Midway)
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Hot Spring County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05059_hot_spring/BAS11C20505900000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110818.
||Montgomery County||Garland County||Saline County|
|Clark County||Clark County||Dallas County|