Luxora, Arkansas

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Luxora, Arkansas
City
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Location in Mississippi County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Mississippi County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°45′25″N 89°55′47″W / 35.75694°N 89.92972°W / 35.75694; -89.92972Coordinates: 35°45′25″N 89°55′47″W / 35.75694°N 89.92972°W / 35.75694; -89.92972
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Mississippi
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 246 ft (75 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,178
 • Density 1,308.9/sq mi (512.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72358
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-42170
GNIS feature ID 0058107

Luxora is a city[1] in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,178 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Luxora is located at 35°45′25″N 89°55′47″W / 35.75694°N 89.92972°W / 35.75694; -89.92972 (35.756954, -89.929616)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census[3], there were 1,317 people, 477 households and 352 families residing in the town. The population density was 584.5/km² (1,514.5/mi²). There were 537 housing units at an average density of 238.3/km² (617.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 40.93% White, 56.04% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.97% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 2.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 477 households of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.29.

Age distribution was 34.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median household income was $20,304, and the median family income was $23,906. Males had a median income of $22,375 versus $18,698 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,060. About 30.7% of families and 32.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 30.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Southern Mississippi County School District, which includes the Southern Mississippi County Elementary School at Luxora (prekindergarten through grade 4). Students graduate from Rivercrest High School located in Wilson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Luxora, retrieved September 3, 2012 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.