Izard County, Arkansas

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Izard County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Izard County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded October 27, 1825
Named for George Izard
Seat Melbourne
Largest city Horseshoe Bend
Area
 • Total 584.02 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Land 580.68 sq mi (1,504 km2)
 • Water 3.34 sq mi (9 km2), 0.57%
Population
 • (2010) 13,696
 • Density 24/sq mi (9.1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Izard County (pron. IZZ-urd) is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 13,696. The county seat is Melbourne.[1] Izard County is Arkansas's thirteenth county, formed on October 27, 1825, and named for War of 1812 General and Arkansas Territorial Governor George Izard. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 584.02 square miles (1,512.6 km2), of which 580.68 square miles (1,504.0 km2) (or 99.43%) is land and 3.34 square miles (8.7 km2) (or 0.57%) is water.[2]

List Of highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,266
1840 2,240 76.9%
1850 3,213 43.4%
1860 7,215 124.6%
1870 6,806 −5.7%
1880 10,857 59.5%
1890 13,038 20.1%
1900 13,506 3.6%
1910 14,561 7.8%
1920 13,871 −4.7%
1930 12,872 −7.2%
1940 12,834 −0.3%
1950 9,953 −22.4%
1960 6,766 −32.0%
1970 7,381 9.1%
1980 10,768 45.9%
1990 11,364 5.5%
2000 13,249 16.6%
2010 13,696 3.4%
Est. 2012 13,474 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]
Age pyramid Izard County[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 13,249 people, 5,440 households, and 3,769 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,591 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.41% White, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,440 households out of which 25.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,670, and the median income for a family was $32,313. Males had a median income of $22,389 versus $18,450 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,397. About 13.60% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Izard County, Arkansas as of 2010

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 Izard County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Izard County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05065_izard/BAS11C20506500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110804.

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Coordinates: 36°6′N 91°54′W / 36.100°N 91.900°W / 36.100; -91.900