Independence County, Arkansas

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Independence County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Independence County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded October 20, 1820
Seat Batesville
Largest city Batesville
Area
 • Total 772 sq mi (1,999 km2)
 • Land 764 sq mi (1,979 km2)
 • Water 7.6 sq mi (20 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 36,647
 • Density 48/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Independence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,647.[1] The county seat is Batesville.[2] Independence County is Arkansas's ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence.[3] It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Batesville, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Independence County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 772 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 764 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.0%) is water.[4]

List Of Highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 2,031
1840 3,669 80.6%
1850 7,767 111.7%
1860 14,307 84.2%
1870 14,566 1.8%
1880 18,086 24.2%
1890 21,961 21.4%
1900 22,557 2.7%
1910 24,776 9.8%
1920 23,976 −3.2%
1930 24,225 1.0%
1940 25,643 5.9%
1950 23,488 −8.4%
1960 20,048 −14.6%
1970 22,723 13.3%
1980 30,147 32.7%
1990 31,192 3.5%
2000 34,233 9.7%
2010 36,647 7.1%
Est. 2013 36,997 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]
Age pyramid Independence County[9]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[10] there were 34,233 people, 13,467 households, and 9,669 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 14,841 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.91% White, 2.04% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,467 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,920, and the median income for a family was $38,444. Males had a median income of $27,284 versus $20,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,163. About 9.90% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Independence County, Arkansas as of 2010

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 Independence 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]

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. 165. 
  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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, CPH-1-5, Arkansas" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ U. S. Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Independence County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05063_independence/BAS11C20506300000_000.pdf. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  13. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 

Coordinates: 35°43′23″N 91°31′14″W / 35.72306°N 91.52056°W / 35.72306; -91.52056