Grady, Arkansas

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Grady, Arkansas
City
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Location in Lincoln County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°4′46″N 91°42′3″W / 34.07944°N 91.70083°W / 34.07944; -91.70083Coordinates: 34°4′46″N 91°42′3″W / 34.07944°N 91.70083°W / 34.07944; -91.70083
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 523
 • Density 275.3/sq mi (106.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71644
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-27790
GNIS feature ID 0077049

Grady is a city in Lincoln County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 523 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Grady is located at 34°14′26″N 91°42′3″W / 34.24056°N 91.70083°W / 34.24056; -91.70083 (34.079551, -91.700722).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 180
1920 398 121.1%
1930 496 24.6%
1940 472 −4.8%
1950 517 9.5%
1960 622 20.3%
1970 688 10.6%
1980 488 −29.1%
1990 586 20.1%
2000 523 −10.8%
2010 449 −14.1%
Est. 2015 412 [2] −8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2014 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 523 people, 184 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 278.0 people per square mile (107.4/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 128.1/sq mi (49.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 31.36% White, 65.77% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian, 1.72% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 184 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,321, and the median income for a family was $24,500. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,679. About 33.6% of families and 38.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.3% of those under age 18 and 28.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Arkansas Department of Correction operates the Cummins Unit and the Varner Unit in Varner,[6][7] an unincorporated area in Lincoln County, near Grady.[8][9]

Education[edit]

The Star City School District operates public schools serving Grady. Previously Grady Public Schools operated public schools.[10] In 2004 the Arkansas Legislature approved a law that forced school districts with fewer than 350 students apiece to consolidate with other districts. As a result,[11] on July 1, 2004, the Grady School District was merged into the Star City district.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. 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". Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Escaped killer suspect in murder." Eugene Register-Guard. Tuesday October 5, 1999. 2A. Retrieved from Google News (2 of 21) on March 5, 2011. "Williams escaped from the Cummins Unit maximum-security prison in Varner[...]"
  7. ^ "New hearing ordered for 3 in Ark. scout deaths." Associated Press at the Worcester Telegram. Wednesday September 29, 2010. Retrieved on March 5, 2011. "Damien Echols is interviewed in the visiting area of the Arkansas Department of Correction Varner Unit prison in Varner,"
  8. ^ "Cummins Unit." Arkansas Department of Correction. Retrieved on September 16, 2010. "28 miles south of Pine Bluff, off Highway 65 in Lincoln Co."
  9. ^ "Varner Unit." Arkansas Department of Correction. Retrieved on July 18, 2010. "28 miles south of Pine Bluff off Highway 65 in Lincoln County."
  10. ^ a b "Consolidation/Annexations of LEA's (1983-2010) Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on March 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "Dumas inherits Gould district’s deficit Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.." Arkansas News. May 11, 2005. Retrieved on March 7, 2011.