Howard County, Arkansas

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Howard County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 17, 1873
Seat Nashville
Largest city Nashville
Area
 • Total 595 sq mi (1,541 km2)
 • Land 589 sq mi (1,526 km2)
 • Water 6.8 sq mi (18 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 13,789
 • Density 23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,789.[1] The county seat is Nashville.[2] Howard County is Arkansas's 74th county, formed on April 17, 1873, and named for James Howard,[3] a state senator. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 595 square miles (1,540 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 9,917
1890 13,789 39.0%
1900 14,076 2.1%
1910 16,898 20.0%
1920 18,565 9.9%
1930 17,489 −5.8%
1940 16,621 −5.0%
1950 13,342 −19.7%
1960 10,878 −18.5%
1970 11,412 4.9%
1980 13,459 17.9%
1990 13,569 0.8%
2000 14,300 5.4%
2010 13,789 −3.6%
Est. 2013 13,581 −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]
Age pyramid Howard County[9]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[10] 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.[11]

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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "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 and publications. The townships of Howard County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [12][13]

  • Blackland
  • Blue Bayou
  • Blue Ridge
  • Brewer
  • Buck Range
  • Burg
  • Center Point
  • Clay
  • County Line
  • Dillard
  • Duckett
  • Franklin
  • Holly Creek
  • Madison (Dierks)
  • Mineral Springs (Mineral Springs)
  • Mountain
  • Muddy Fork
  • Nashville (Nashville)
  • Saline
  • Saratoga
  • Tollette (Tollette) --- township completely inside Blackland Township
  • Umpire

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=5&county_id=61&mode=geographic&order=r
  12. ^ U. S. 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 2011-08-23.
  13. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 

Coordinates: 34°08′10″N 93°59′14″W / 34.13611°N 93.98722°W / 34.13611; -93.98722