Marion County, Arkansas
|Marion County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||September 25, 1836|
|Named for||Francis Marion|
|Largest city||Bull Shoals|
|• Total||640.35 sq mi (1,658 km2)|
|• Land||597.70 sq mi (1,548 km2)|
|• Water||42.65 sq mi (110 km2), 6.66%|
|• Density||28/sq mi (10.75/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. In the 2010 census, the population was 16,653. The county seat is Yellville. Marion County is Arkansas's 35th county and its first following statehood, formed on September 25, 1836. It is named for General Francis Marion, the famous "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War. The county included part of what is now Searcy County, Arkansas, with many opposing to dividing them, which helped fueled the bloody Tutt-Everett War between 1844 and 1850. Prior to the 2006 general election, the county was a dry county, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 640.35 square miles (1,658.5 km2), of which 597.70 square miles (1,548.0 km2) (or 93.34%) is land and 42.65 square miles (110.5 km2) (or 6.66%) is water.
List Of Highways
- US 62/US 412
- U.S. Route 62 Business
- U.S. Route 62 Spur
- Highway 14
- Highway 101
- Highway 125
- Highway 178
- Highway 202
- Highway 235
- Airport Highway 980
- Ozark County, Missouri (north)
- Baxter County (east)
- Searcy County (south)
- Boone County (west)
- Taney County, Missouri (northwest)
National protected areas
Marion County was formerly home to a large zinc mining industry. The ruins of the Rush Creek mining district are preserved as the Rush Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,140 people, 6,776 households, and 4,871 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 8,235 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.52% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,776 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,737, and the median income for a family was $32,181. Males had a median income of $22,877 versus $17,729 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,588. About 11.50% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Note: Unlike most Arkansas counties, Marion County only has one single township (named "Marion County"). That township encompasses the entire county.
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 Marion County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. 
- Marion County
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- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- Based on 2000 census data
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Marion County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05089_marion/BAS11C20508900000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110823.
||Taney County, Missouri||Ozark County, Missouri||Ozark County, Missouri|
|Boone County||Baxter County|
|Searcy County||Baxter County|