Lonoke County, Arkansas

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Lonoke County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Lonoke County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 16, 1873
Seat Lonoke
Largest city Cabot
Area
 • Total 802.43 sq mi (2,078 km2)
 • Land 765.96 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Water 36.47 sq mi (94 km2), 4.54%
Population
 • (2010) 68,356
 • Density 89/sq mi (34.45/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lonoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 68,356 at the 2010 United States Census. The county seat[1] is at Lonoke, while Cabot is the largest city in the county. Lonoke County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 802.43 square miles (2,078.3 km2), of which 765.96 square miles (1,983.8 km2) (or 95.46%) is land and 36.47 square miles (94.5 km2) (or 4.54%) is water.[2]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 12,146
1890 19,263 58.6%
1900 22,544 17.0%
1910 27,983 24.1%
1920 33,400 19.4%
1930 33,759 1.1%
1940 29,802 −11.7%
1950 27,278 −8.5%
1960 24,551 −10.0%
1970 26,249 6.9%
1980 34,518 31.5%
1990 39,268 13.8%
2000 52,828 34.5%
2010 68,356 29.4%
Est. 2012 69,839 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]
Age pyramid Lonoke County[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, 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.

Cities and towns[edit]

Census designated place[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Lonoke 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 Lonoke County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [7][8]

  • Butler
  • Carlisle (Carlisle)
  • Caroline (Austin, small part of Cabot, part of Ward)
  • Cleveland
  • Crooked Creek (Allport, Humnoke)
  • Dortch (CDP Scott)
  • Eagle
  • Fletcher
  • Furlow
  • Goodrum
  • Gray
  • Gum Woods (England)
  • Hamilton
  • Indian Bayou (Coy)
  • Isbell
  • Lafayette (Keo)
  • Lonoke (Lonoke)
  • Magness (part of Cabot)
  • Oak Grove (small part of Cabot)
  • Pettus
  • Prairie
  • Pulaski
  • Richwoods
  • Scott
  • Totten
  • Walls
  • Ward (part of Ward)
  • Williams
  • York (most of Cabot)

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): Lonoke County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05085_lonoke/BAS11C20508500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110815.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

Coordinates: 34°46′41″N 91°52′18″W / 34.77806°N 91.87167°W / 34.77806; -91.87167