Evening Shade, Arkansas

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Evening Shade, Arkansas
City
Location in Sharp County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Sharp County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°4′14″N 91°37′17″W / 36.07056°N 91.62139°W / 36.07056; -91.62139Coordinates: 36°4′14″N 91°37′17″W / 36.07056°N 91.62139°W / 36.07056; -91.62139
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Sharp
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 432
 • Density 270/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72532
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-22360
GNIS feature ID 0078954

Evening Shade is a city[1] in Sharp County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 432 at the 2010 census.[2] The town was fictionalized in a television situation comedy starring Burt Reynolds and entitled Evening Shade in the U.S.

History[edit]

Evening Shade was named in 1817 from the density of shade cast by the tall pine timber on an adjacent hill.[3][4] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Evening Shade is located at 36°4′14″N 91°37′17″W / 36.07056°N 91.62139°W / 36.07056; -91.62139 (36.070507, -91.621411).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 286
1890 281 −1.7%
1900 312 11.0%
1910 289 −7.4%
1920 290 0.3%
1930 325 12.1%
1940 347 6.8%
1950 360 3.7%
1960 232 −35.6%
1970 309 33.2%
1980 397 28.5%
1990 328 −17.4%
2000 465 41.8%
2010 432 −7.1%
Est. 2015 421 [7] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2014 Estimate[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 465 people, 204 households, and 137 families residing in the town. The population density was 294.2 people per square mile (113.6/km²). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 154.4 per square mile (59.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.49% White, and 1.51% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 204 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,500, and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $23,958 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,662. About 8.1% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students is available from the Cave City School District, which includes the Evening Shade Math & Science Academy (kindergarten through grade 4). Area students may graduate from Cave City High School.

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, Evening Shade has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Evening Shade, retrieved September 3, 2012 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Evening Shade city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 122. 
  4. ^ a b Hillinger, Charles (October 13, 1985). "Arkansas' Towns of Funny Names : There's Evening Shade, Greasy Corner, Stump City, Hope". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Thompson, George E. (2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 7. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Evening Shade, Arkansas