Cash, Arkansas

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Cash, Arkansas
City
Location in Craighead County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Craighead County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°47′54″N 90°56′0″W / 35.79833°N 90.93333°W / 35.79833; -90.93333Coordinates: 35°47′54″N 90°56′0″W / 35.79833°N 90.93333°W / 35.79833; -90.93333
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Craighead
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 342
 • Density 855/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72421
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-11920
GNIS feature ID 0076543

Cash is a city[1] in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 342 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The name "Cash" is a corruption of the Cache River.[2]

Geography[edit]

Cash is located at 35°47′54″N 90°56′0″W / 35.79833°N 90.93333°W / 35.79833; -90.93333 (35.798207, -90.933464).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²), all land.

List Of Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 186
1950 188 1.1%
1960 141 −25.0%
1970 265 87.9%
1980 285 7.5%
1990 214 −24.9%
2000 294 37.4%
2010 342 16.3%
Est. 2015 362 [4] 5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2014 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 342 people, 120 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 306.8/km² (804.4/mi²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 147.1/km² (385.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.98% White, 0.68% Black or African American and 0.34% Asian. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 120 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $24,722. Males had a median income of $26,136 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,888. About 10.0% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.3% of those 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

  • Carolina Cotton (aka the Yodeling Blonde Bombshell) best known for her unique style of Western Swing yodeling in the 1940s and 1950s.

Education[edit]

Cash residents are served by the Westside Consolidated School District.[8][9] The district opened in 1966.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Cash, retrieved September 3, 2012 
  2. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 20. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence. The National Academies, Committee on Law and Justice, Board on Children, Youth and Families. 2003. 102. Retrieved on October 18, 2010. "The Westside School District is one of five public school districts in the immediate area and serves the Bono, Cash, and Egypt communities, which lie adjacent to Jonesboro and are largely rural towns."
  9. ^ Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence. The National Academies, Committee on Law and Justice, Board on Children, Youth and Families. 2003. 102 Acknowledgements. Retrieved on October 18, 2010. "Bono is the largest of the three with a population just over 1,000 residents. Cash and Egypt count 280 and 112 residents, respectively."
  10. ^ Home. Westside Consolidated School District. May 2, 2004. Retrieved on October 18, 2010. "Westside Consolidated School District #5 was founded in 1966. Since its establishment, Westside has provided the areas of Cash, Egypt and Bono a country school with city amenities."