Garfield, Arkansas

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Garfield, Arkansas
Town
Highway 62 runs through Garfield
Highway 62 runs through Garfield
Official seal of Garfield, Arkansas
Seal
Location of Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas.
Location of Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°27′1″N 93°58′25″W / 36.45028°N 93.97361°W / 36.45028; -93.97361Coordinates: 36°27′1″N 93°58′25″W / 36.45028°N 93.97361°W / 36.45028; -93.97361
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
Area[1]
 • Total 3.09 sq mi (7.99 km2)
 • Land 3.09 sq mi (7.99 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 1,490 ft (454 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 502
 • Estimate (2017)[2] 572
 • Density 185.35/sq mi (71.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 72732
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-25750
GNIS feature ID 0076997
Website www.garfieldarkansas.org

Garfield is a town[3] in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 502 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Garfield was platted in 1883.[5] A post office has been in operation at Garfield since 1887.[6]

Geography[edit]

Garfield is located in northeast Benton County at 36°27′1″N 93°58′25″W / 36.45028°N 93.97361°W / 36.45028; -93.97361 (36.450152, -93.973519).[7] U.S. Route 62 passes through the town, leading northeast to Gateway near the Missouri border and southwest to Rogers.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890112
1940104
195083−20.2%
196048−42.2%
1970163239.6%
198018714.7%
199030864.7%
200049059.1%
20105022.4%
Est. 2017572[2]13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2014 Estimate[9]
Garfield Elementary School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the 2000 census,[10] there were 490 people, 177 households and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 133.5 per square mile (51.6/km²). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 54.0/sq mi (20.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.35% White, 1.43% Native American, 0.61% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 177 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.18.

29.4% of residents were under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median household income was $33,393 and the median family income was $38,750. Males had a median income of $27,031 versus $22,404 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,159. About 9.8% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Rogers School District.

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. ^ "Welcome - Town of Garfield". Town of Garfield, Arkansas. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Garfield town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 110. 
  6. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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". Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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