Allport, Arkansas

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Allport, Arkansas
Town
Location in Lonoke County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Lonoke County and the state of Arkansas
Allport, Arkansas is located in the US
Allport, Arkansas
Allport, Arkansas
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°32′22″N 91°47′6″W / 34.53944°N 91.78500°W / 34.53944; -91.78500Coordinates: 34°32′22″N 91°47′6″W / 34.53944°N 91.78500°W / 34.53944; -91.78500
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lonoke
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 203 ft (62 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 127
 • Density 635/sq mi (254/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72046
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-00940
GNIS feature ID 0045838

Allport is a town in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. Although a black enclave in the largely-white Lonoke County since the 1870s, the town did not incorporate until 1967 in order to receive funding for municipal services. Located within Central Arkansas along Highway 165, the community's economy is strongly tied to agriculture. The population was 115 at the 2010 Census.

History[edit]

Allport was incorporated in 1967 and its first Mayor was an African-American man and World War II veteran named Johnny E. Gay. Leading the movement to incorporate, he made several needed improvements to the town upon his election. The Allport community set aside a special day of celebration named Johnny E. Gay Day.

Geography[edit]

Allport is located at 34°32′22″N 91°47′6″W / 34.53944°N 91.78500°W / 34.53944; -91.78500 (34.539548, -91.784977).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 307
1980 295 −3.9%
1990 188 −36.3%
2000 127 −32.4%
2010 115 −9.4%
Est. 2015 114 [2] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2015 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 127 people, 44 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 272.4/km² (710.1/mi²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 126.6/km² (329.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 5.51% White and 94.49% Black or African American.

There were 44 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.0% were married couples living together, 29.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.77.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,500, and the median income for a family was $18,333. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,685. There were 35.7% of families and 32.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 52.4% of under eighteens and 48.4% of those over 64.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.