Pope County, Arkansas

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Pope County, Arkansas
Pope County Courthouse, Russellville, AR.jpg
Pope County Courthouse
Map of Arkansas highlighting Pope County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 2, 1829
Named for John Pope
Seat Russellville
Largest city Russellville
Area
 • Total 830.79 sq mi (2,152 km2)
 • Land 811.90 sq mi (2,103 km2)
 • Water 18.89 sq mi (49 km2), 2.27%
Population
 • (2010) 61,754
 • Density 76/sq mi (29.36/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.pope.countyservice.net

Pope County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 61,754. The county seat is Russellville.[1] The county was formed on November 2, 1829, from a portion of Crawford County and named for John Pope, the third governor of the Arkansas Territory. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Pope County is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 830.79 square miles (2,151.7 km2), of which 811.90 square miles (2,102.8 km2) (or 97.73%) is land and 18.89 square miles (48.9 km2) (or 2.27%) is water.[2]

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National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,483
1840 2,850 92.2%
1850 4,710 65.3%
1860 7,883 67.4%
1870 8,386 6.4%
1880 14,322 70.8%
1890 19,458 35.9%
1900 21,715 11.6%
1910 24,527 12.9%
1920 27,153 10.7%
1930 26,547 −2.2%
1940 25,682 −3.3%
1950 23,291 −9.3%
1960 21,177 −9.1%
1970 28,607 35.1%
1980 39,021 36.4%
1990 45,883 17.6%
2000 54,469 18.7%
2010 61,754 13.4%
Est. 2012 62,765 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]
Age pyramid Pope County[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 54,469 people, 20,701 households, and 15,008 families residing in the county. The population density was 67 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 22,851 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.73% White, 2.61% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,701 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,069, and the median income for a family was $39,055. Males had a median income of $29,914 versus $19,307 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,918. About 11.60% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

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

Pope County formerly included 10 more townships. Allen Township was moved into Hogan Township around 1910, and Hill Township, Galla Creek Township, Independence Township, Lee Township, North Fork Township, Sand Spring Township, and Sulphur Township were also formerly active townships in Pope County. Holla Bend Township, containing the Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, has also been disbanded.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
(/mi²)
Population
density
(/km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Bayliss 90159 708 24.6 9.5 28.81 74.62 0.0979 0.2536 35°24′10″N 93°14′06″W / 35.40278°N 93.23500°W / 35.40278; -93.23500
Burnett 90558 452 20.9 8.1 21.65 56.07 0.1051 0.2722 35°19′10″N 92°52′33″W / 35.31944°N 92.87583°W / 35.31944; -92.87583
Center 90735 515 36.8 14.2 13.99 36.23 0.0339 0.0878 35°24′20″N 92°57′16″W / 35.40556°N 92.95444°W / 35.40556; -92.95444
Clark 90813 London 2969 115.3 44.6 25.73 66.64 6.0444 15.6549 35°19′45″N 93°14′46″W / 35.32917°N 93.24611°W / 35.32917; -93.24611
Convenience 90921 933 50.4 19.4 18.53 47.99 0.0942 0.2440 35°20′00″N 92°56′41″W / 35.33333°N 92.94472°W / 35.33333; -92.94472
Dover 91134 Dover 5277 119.1 46.0 44.29 114.7 0.3637 0.9420 35°23′30″N 93°07′01″W / 35.39167°N 93.11694°W / 35.39167; -93.11694
Freeman 91377 98 0.8 0.3 119.78 310.2 0.0000 0.0000 35°39′10″N 93°04′06″W / 35.65278°N 93.06833°W / 35.65278; -93.06833
Galla 91407 Pottsville 3523 88.7 34.3 39.71 102.8 1.8410 4.7682 35°13′15″N 93°02′46″W / 35.22083°N 93.04611°W / 35.22083; -93.04611
Griffin 91536 901 26.5 10.2 33.96 87.96 0.1106 0.2865 35°25′30″N 92°52′36″W / 35.42500°N 92.87667°W / 35.42500; -92.87667
Gum Log 91560 1420 71.6 27.6 19.84 51.39 0.0142 0.0368 35°16′30″N 92°59′51″W / 35.27500°N 92.99750°W / 35.27500; -92.99750
Illinois 91812 Russellville 25841 540.9 208.9 47.77 123.7 6.6022 17.0996 35°17′00″N 93°07′46″W / 35.28333°N 93.12944°W / 35.28333; -93.12944
Jackson 91875 Hector 1191 11.5 4.4 103.72 268.6 0.0505 0.1308 35°29′20″N 92°57′01″W / 35.48889°N 92.95028°W / 35.48889; -92.95028
Liberty 92181 805 14.2 5.5 56.64 146.7 0.0028 0.0073 35°29′40″N 93°03′16″W / 35.49444°N 93.05444°W / 35.49444; -93.05444
Martin 92415 1482 23.7 9.2 62.46 161.8 0.3931 1.0181 35°28′25″N 93°10′06″W / 35.47361°N 93.16833°W / 35.47361; -93.16833
Moreland 92553 700 52.2 20.2 13.40 34.71 0.0683 0.1769 35°21′30″N 92°59′46″W / 35.35833°N 92.99611°W / 35.35833; -92.99611
Phoenix 92871 334 26.7 10.3 12.51 32.40 0.0000 0.0000 35°24′30″N 93°00′31″W / 35.40833°N 93.00861°W / 35.40833; -93.00861
Smyrna 93420 173 2.4 0.9 70.69 183.1 0.0218 0.0565 35°38′10″N 92°53′46″W / 35.63611°N 92.89611°W / 35.63611; -92.89611
Valley 93765 2776 125.7 48.5 22.09 57.21 0.0144 0.0373 35°20′05″N 93°02′46″W / 35.33472°N 93.04611°W / 35.33472; -93.04611
Wilson 94089 Atkins 4371 77.6 30.0 56.32 145.9 3.0305 7.8490 35°13′30″N 92°55′01″W / 35.22500°N 92.91694°W / 35.22500; -92.91694
Source: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

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): Pope County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05115_pope/BAS11C20511500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110818.
  8. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/DC10_GUBlkMap/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#P

Coordinates: 35°25′35″N 93°01′55″W / 35.42639°N 93.03194°W / 35.42639; -93.03194