Calico Rock, Arkansas

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Calico Rock, Arkansas
Location of Calico Rock in Izard County, Arkansas
Location of Calico Rock in Izard County, Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.12250°N 92.13361°W / 36.12250; -92.13361Coordinates: 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.12250°N 92.13361°W / 36.12250; -92.13361
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyIzard
Incorporated1905
Area
 • Total4.76 sq mi (12.32 km2)
 • Land4.70 sq mi (12.16 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation
410 ft (125 m)
Population
 • Total1,545
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
1,760
 • Density374.87/sq mi (144.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72519
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-10570
GNIS feature ID0076497
Websitewww.calicorock.com

Calico Rock is a city in Izard County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,545 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 991 in 2000.

History[edit]

Calico Rock was named from a colorful rock formation said by pioneers to resemble the textile calico.[4]

Geography[edit]

Calico Rock is located in northwestern Izard County at 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.12250°N 92.13361°W / 36.12250; -92.13361 (36.122612, -92.133481),[5] on the north bank of the White River. It is bordered to the north by the town of Pineville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.84 square miles (12.53 km2), of which 4.78 square miles (12.37 km2) are land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2), or 1.26%, are water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910401
192047919.5%
193065937.6%
194073812.0%
195096330.5%
1960773−19.7%
1970723−6.5%
19801,04644.7%
1990938−10.3%
20009915.7%
20101,54555.9%
Est. 20171,760[2]13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2014 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 991 people, 428 households, and 264 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.0 people per square mile (106.9/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 147.0 per square mile (56.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 428 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,200, and the median income for a family was $31,328. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,305. About 20.2% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.9% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Calico Rock School District, which includes:

  • Calico Rock Elementary School, serving kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Calico Rock High School, serving grades 7 through 12.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Calico Rock has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Calico Rock city, Arkansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Colorful Names". Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. Archived from the original on November 24, 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Summary for Calico Rock, Arkansas

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