Lonoke County, Arkansas
|Lonoke County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 16, 1873|
|• Total||803 sq mi (2,080 km2)|
|• Land||771 sq mi (1,997 km2)|
|• Water||32 sq mi (83 km2), 4.0%|
|• Density||89/sq mi (34/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Lonoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,356. The county seat is Lonoke, and the largest city is Cabot. Lonoke County is Arkansas's 70th county, formed on 16 April 1873. Its name originates from a "lone oak" tree that stood on the site of the present county seat; the red oak tree was used as a local landmark by a railroad surveyor. Among Arkansas's 75 counties, it is the only one to share its name with its county seat.
The county is the location of the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Toltec Mounds State Park, and the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery — one of the world's largest working fish hatcheries.
- White County (north)
- Prairie County (east)
- Arkansas County (southeast)
- Jefferson County (south)
- Pulaski County (west)
- Faulkner County (northwest)
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 52,828 people, 19,262 households, and 15,024 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 20,749 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.03% White, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 19,262 households out of which 40.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% 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 3.09.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,314, and the median income for a family was $46,173. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $22,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,397. About 8.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.
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 Lonoke County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. 
- Carlisle (Carlisle)
- Caroline (Austin, small part of Cabot, part of Ward)
- Crooked Creek (Allport, Humnoke)
- Dortch (CDP Scott)
- Gum Woods (England)
- Indian Bayou (Coy)
- Lafayette (Keo)
- Lonoke (Lonoke)
- Magness (part of Cabot)
- Oak Grove (small part of Cabot)
- Ward (part of Ward)
- York (most of Cabot)
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- Based on 2000 census data
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||Faulkner County||White County|
|Pulaski County||Prairie County|
|Jefferson County||Arkansas County|