Branch, Arkansas

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Branch, Arkansas
City
Location in Franklin County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Franklin County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 93°57′20″W / 35.30861°N 93.95556°W / 35.30861; -93.95556Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 93°57′20″W / 35.30861°N 93.95556°W / 35.30861; -93.95556
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 367
 • Density 103/sq mi (39.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72928
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-08440
GNIS feature ID 0057428

Branch is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 367 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Branch is located in southwestern Franklin County at the junctions of Arkansas Highways 22 and 41. Highway 22 leads east 5 miles (8 km) to Caulksville and west 5 miles (8 km) to Charleston, while Highway 41 leads north 10 miles (16 km) to Cecil and south 14 miles (23 km) to Booneville. Fort Smith is 28 miles (45 km) to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Branch has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 271
1920 370 36.5%
1930 318 −14.1%
1940 390 22.6%
1950 308 −21.0%
1960 258 −16.2%
1970 325 26.0%
1980 353 8.6%
1990 299 −15.3%
2000 357 19.4%
2010 367 2.8%
Est. 2015 358 [2] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2014 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 357 people, 141 households, and 106 families residing in the city. The population density was 100.1 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 43.5 per square mile (16.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.08% White, 1.68% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 141 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,531, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $17,266 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,317. About 6.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]



Andrew N. Holland - Famous drummer & local outlaw

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Branch city, Arkansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  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, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Rep. Stubblefield to enter Senate race, October 4, 2011". thecitywire.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013.