Howard County, Arkansas
|Howard County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 17, 1873|
|• Total||595.20 sq mi (1,542 km2)|
|• Land||587.42 sq mi (1,521 km2)|
|• Water||7.78 sq mi (20 km2), 1.31%|
|• Density||23/sq mi (9.06/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 13,789. The county seat is Nashville. Howard County is Arkansas's 74th county, formed on April 17, 1873, and named for James Howard, a state senator. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 595.20 square miles (1,541.6 km2), of which 587.42 square miles (1,521.4 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 7.78 square miles (20.2 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.
- Polk County (north)
- Pike County (east)
- Hempstead County (southeast)
- Little River County (southwest)
- Sevier County (west)
National protected area
- Ouachita National Forest (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,300 people, 5,471 households, and 3,922 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,297 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.60% White, 21.86% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 5.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 4.75% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.73% speak German .
There were 5,471 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,699, and the median income for a family was $34,510. Males had a median income of $28,086 versus $17,266 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,586. About 11.90% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 17.00% 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 Howard County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. 
- Blue Bayou
- Blue Ridge
- Buck Range
- Center Point
- County Line
- Holly Creek
- Madison (Dierks)
- Mineral Springs (Mineral Springs)
- Muddy Fork
- Nashville (Nashville)
- Tollette (Tollette) --- township completely inside Blackland Township
- "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): Howard County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05061_howard/BAS11C20506100000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110823.
|Sevier County||Pike County|
|Little River County||Hempstead County|