Little River County, Arkansas

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Little River County, Arkansas
Little River County Courthouse, Ashdown, AR IMG 8563.JPG
Map of Arkansas highlighting Little River County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 5, 1867
Seat Ashdown
Area
 • Total 564.87 sq mi (1,463 km2)
 • Land 531.73 sq mi (1,377 km2)
 • Water 33.14 sq mi (86 km2), 5.87%
Population
 • (2010) 13,171
 • Density 25/sq mi (9.56/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.littlerivercounty.org
Little River County War Memorial during Christmas

Little River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 13,171. The county seat is Ashdown.

History[edit]

Little River County is Arkansas's 59th county, formed from Sevier County on March 5, 1867, and named for the Little River. The county is separated from all other surrounding counties in the state by water (a characteristic shared only with neighboring Miller County), with the Little River, Millwood Lake and the Red River forming the boundaries of the county within the state.

Little River County is also one of several dry counties within the state of Arkansas, prohibiting the sale of alcohol.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 564.87 square miles (1,463.0 km2), of which 531.73 square miles (1,377.2 km2) (or 94.13%) is land and 33.14 square miles (85.8 km2) (or 5.87%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 3,236
1880 6,404 97.9%
1890 8,903 39.0%
1900 13,731 54.2%
1910 13,597 −1.0%
1920 16,301 19.9%
1930 15,515 −4.8%
1940 15,932 2.7%
1950 11,690 −26.6%
1960 9,211 −21.2%
1970 11,194 21.5%
1980 13,952 24.6%
1990 13,966 0.1%
2000 13,628 −2.4%
2010 13,171 −3.4%
Est. 2012 12,919 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]
2012 Estimate[3]
Age pyramid Little River County[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 13,628 people, 5,465 households, and 3,912 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,435 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.52% White, 21.27% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,465 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,417, and the median income for a family was $36,207. Males had a median income of $32,489 versus $18,435 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,899. About 11.90% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Census designated place[edit]

Townships[edit]

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 Little River County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [6][7]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Little River County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05081_little_river/BAS11C20508100000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110824.
  7. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/DC10_GUBlkMap/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#L
  8. ^ "Crank, Marion". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Arkansas Governor Jefferson Davis". National Governors Association. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°41′53″N 94°13′18″W / 33.69806°N 94.22167°W / 33.69806; -94.22167