Junction City, Arkansas

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Junction City, Arkansas
City
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Location in Union County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Union County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 33°1′9″N 92°43′22″W / 33.01917°N 92.72278°W / 33.01917; -92.72278Coordinates: 33°1′9″N 92°43′22″W / 33.01917°N 92.72278°W / 33.01917; -92.72278
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Union
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 194 ft (59 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 721
 • Density 655.5/sq mi (248.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71749
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-36130
GNIS feature ID 0050762

Junction City is a city in Union County, Arkansas, United States, and is the twin city of neighboring Junction City, Louisiana. The population was 721 at the 2000 census.

First Bank of South Arkansas at 131 North Main Street
First United Methodist Church in Junction City

Geography[edit]

Junction City is located at 33°1′9″N 92°43′22″W / 33.01917°N 92.72278°W / 33.01917; -92.72278 (33.019174, -92.722915).[1] It is the southernmost settlement in the state of Arkansas.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 721 people, 251 households, and 186 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.0 people per square mile (244.2/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 253.7/sq mi (97.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.20% White, 43.00% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 251 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,981, and the median income for a family was $29,107. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $15,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,803. About 24.1% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.5% of those under age 18 and 26.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Junction City School District, which includes:

  • Junction City Elementary School, serving prekindergarten through grade 6.
  • Junction City High School, serving grades 7 through 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "EXTREME SETTLEMENTS: A COMPREHENSIVE LIST". Weekend Roady. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.