Scott County, Arkansas

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Scott County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 5, 1833
Named for Andrew Scott
Seat Waldron
Largest city Waldron
Area
 • Total 898.09 sq mi (2,326 km2)
 • Land 893.88 sq mi (2,315 km2)
 • Water 4.21 sq mi (11 km2), 0.47%
Population
 • (2010) 11,233
 • Density 13/sq mi (4.85/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 11,233. The county seat is Waldron.[1] Scott County is Arkansas' 28th county, formed on November 5, 1833,[2] and named for Andrew Scott, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Arkansas Territory. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Scott County is represented the Arkansas House of Representatives by the Republicans Terry Rice, a furniture and appliance store owner from Waldron, and Jon Eubanks, a farmer and Certified Public Accountant from Paris.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 898.09 square miles (2,326.0 km2), of which 893.88 square miles (2,315.1 km2) (or 99.53%) is land and 4.21 square miles (10.9 km2) (or 0.47%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,694
1850 3,083 82.0%
1860 5,145 66.9%
1870 7,483 45.4%
1880 9,174 22.6%
1890 12,635 37.7%
1900 13,183 4.3%
1910 14,302 8.5%
1920 13,232 −7.5%
1930 11,803 −10.8%
1940 13,300 12.7%
1950 10,057 −24.4%
1960 7,297 −27.4%
1970 8,207 12.5%
1980 9,685 18.0%
1990 10,205 5.4%
2000 10,996 7.8%
2010 11,233 2.2%
Est. 2012 11,010 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]
Age pyramid Scott County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 10,996 people, 4,323 households, and 3,121 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,924 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.53% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 5.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,323 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,412, and the median income for a family was $30,311. Males had a median income of $23,118 versus $17,127 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,609. About 15.3% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2010 Scott County had a population of 11,233. The racial makeup was 85.35% white, 0.47% black, 1.85% Native American, 3.42% Asian, 2.12% Non-Hispanics reporting more than one race and 6.96% Hispanics or Latinos.

Cities and towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Scott 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 Scott County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [8][9]

  • Black Fork
  • Blansett
  • Brawley
  • Cauthron
  • Cedar
  • Coal
  • Denton
  • Hickman (Waldron)
  • Hon
  • Hunt
  • James
  • Jones
  • Keener
  • La Faye
  • Lafayette
  • Lamb
  • Lewis (Mansfield)
  • Mill Creek
  • Mountain
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oliver
  • Parks
  • Tate
  • Tomlinson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas. Chicago, IL: Southern Publishing Company. 1891. p. 388. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Scott County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05127_scott/BAS11C20512700000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110811.
  9. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/DC10_GUBlkMap/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#S

Coordinates: 34°52′49″N 94°04′15″W / 34.88028°N 94.07083°W / 34.88028; -94.07083