Wilmot, Arkansas

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Wilmot, Arkansas
City
Location in Ashley County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Ashley County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 33°3′33″N 91°34′26″W / 33.05917°N 91.57389°W / 33.05917; -91.57389Coordinates: 33°3′33″N 91°34′26″W / 33.05917°N 91.57389°W / 33.05917; -91.57389
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Ashley
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 550
 • Density 296/sq mi (114.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71676
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-75890
GNIS feature ID 0056423

Wilmot is a city in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 550 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Wilmot is located at 33°3′33″N 91°34′26″W / 33.05917°N 91.57389°W / 33.05917; -91.57389 (33.059261, -91.573931)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.55%, is water.[1] The town borders Lake Enterprise, a popular location for local fishing and watersports.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 786 people, 290 households, and 187 families residing in the city. The population density was 422.7 people per square mile (163.2/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 197.4/sq mi (76.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 24.17% White, 75.19% Black or African American, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 290 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.5% were married couples living together, 24.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $14,167, and the median income for a family was $20,917. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,528. About 38.1% of families and 40.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.6% of those under age 18 and 49.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Since 2006–07, public education is provided to elementary and secondary school students from the Hamburg School District, which includes Wilmot Elementary School (PK–5). Students complete their secondary education and graduate from Hamburg High School. Several of the Ashley County-based school districts including Wilmot's school district consolidated with Hamburg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wilmot city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  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.