Pope County, Arkansas
|Pope County, Arkansas|
Pope County Courthouse
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 2, 1829|
|Named for||John Pope|
|• 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%|
|• Density||76/sq mi (29.36/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
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. 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.
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.
- Arkansas Highway 7
- Arkansas Highway 7 Spur
- Arkansas Highway 7 Truck
- Arkansas Highway 16
- Arkansas Highway 27
- Arkansas Highway 105
- Arkansas Highway 123
- Arkansas Highway 124
- Arkansas Highway 164
- Arkansas Highway 247
- Arkansas Highway 324
- Arkansas Highway 326
- Arkansas Highway 331
- Arkansas Highway 333
- Arkansas Highway 363
- Arkansas Highway 980
- Newton County (northwest)
- Searcy County & Van Buren County (northeast)
- Conway County (southeast)
- Yell County (south)
- Logan County (southwest)
- Johnson County (west)
National protected areas
As of the census 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
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. 
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.
|Source: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.|
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "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): Pope County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05115_pope/BAS11C20511500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110818.
||Newton County||Searcy County and Van Buren County|
|Logan County||Yell County||Conway County|