Grant County, Arkansas

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Grant County
County of Grant
Grant County Courthouse in Sheridan
Grant County Courthouse in Sheridan
Map of Arkansas highlighting Grant County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°17′40″N 92°25′54″W / 34.294444444444°N 92.431666666667°W / 34.294444444444; -92.431666666667
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedFebruary 4, 1869
Named forUlysses S. Grant
SeatSheridan
Largest citySheridan
Area
 • Total633 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Land632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total17,853
 • Estimate 
(2019)
18,265
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.grantcountyar.com

Grant County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 17,853 at the 2010 United States Census.[1] The county seat is Sheridan.[2]

Grant County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Formed on February 4, 1869, Grant County was named in honor of U.S. President-elect Ulysses S. Grant.[3][4] It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Robert W. Glover, a Missionary Baptist pastor who served in both houses of the Arkansas General Assembly (1905-1912) from Sheridan, introduced in 1909 the resolution calling for the establishment of four state agricultural colleges.[5] His brother, David Delano Glover, a Methodist, was a state representative in the 1907 session and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1929 to 1935, having been unseated in 1934 by Grant County native John Little McClellan who at the time was practicing law in Camden. McClellan later went on to become Arkansas's longest serving U.S. senator.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 633 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 632 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.[6] Grant County is considered part of the Arkansas Timberlands geographical area.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18703,943
18806,18556.9%
18907,78625.9%
19007,671−1.5%
19109,42522.9%
192010,71013.6%
19309,834−8.2%
194010,4776.5%
19509,024−13.9%
19608,294−8.1%
19709,71117.1%
198013,00834.0%
199013,9487.2%
200016,46418.0%
201017,8538.4%
2019 (est.)18,265[7]2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790–1960[9] 1900–1990[10]
1990–2000[11] 2010–2016[1]
Age pyramid Grant County[12]

2020 census[edit]

Grant County racial composition[13]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 16,166 90.02%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 447 2.49%
Native American 70 0.39%
Asian 76 0.42%
Pacific Islander 1 0.01%
Other/Mixed 758 4.22%
Hispanic or Latino 440 2.45%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 17,958 people, 6,863 households, and 5,007 families residing in the county.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[14] there were 16,464 people, 4,241 households, and 4,780 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 inhabitants per square mile (10/km2). There were 6,960 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.55% White, 2.47% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,241 households, out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.40% were non-families. 20.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,182, and the median income for a family was $42,901. Males had a median income of $31,842 versus $22,098 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,547. About 7.80% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 13.00% of those age 65 or over.

The largest self-identified ancestry groups in Grant County, Arkansas are:[15]

  • 30.1% English
  • 12.0% American
  • 9.5% Irish
  • 8.9% German
  • 1.4% Italian
  • 1.2% Polish
  • 1.1% French
  • 0.7% Swedish


Government[edit]

Over The past few election cycles Grant county has trended heavily towards the GOP. The last democrat (as of 2020) to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996.

United States presidential election results for Grant County, Arkansas[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 6,794 82.85% 1,268 15.46% 138 1.68%
2016 5,725 76.90% 1,373 18.44% 347 4.66%
2012 4,829 74.53% 1,468 22.66% 182 2.81%
2008 5,023 73.94% 1,562 22.99% 208 3.06%
2004 4,205 62.11% 2,524 37.28% 41 0.61%
2000 3,285 54.63% 2,535 42.16% 193 3.21%
1996 1,925 34.77% 2,948 53.25% 663 11.98%
1992 2,272 36.66% 3,190 51.47% 736 11.87%
1988 2,717 55.40% 2,142 43.68% 45 0.92%
1984 3,167 59.16% 2,148 40.13% 38 0.71%
1980 2,007 38.04% 3,078 58.34% 191 3.62%
1976 1,047 21.61% 3,797 78.39% 0 0.00%
1972 2,414 67.41% 1,147 32.03% 20 0.56%
1968 627 17.07% 852 23.20% 2,194 59.73%
1964 1,308 42.93% 1,678 55.07% 61 2.00%
1960 563 24.81% 1,394 61.44% 312 13.75%
1956 818 38.24% 1,272 59.47% 49 2.29%
1952 637 29.84% 1,487 69.65% 11 0.52%
1948 121 9.80% 883 71.50% 231 18.70%
1944 334 23.49% 1,088 76.51% 0 0.00%
1940 160 13.30% 1,043 86.70% 0 0.00%
1936 147 13.06% 978 86.86% 1 0.09%
1932 55 3.26% 1,626 96.50% 4 0.24%
1928 439 29.54% 1,045 70.32% 2 0.13%
1924 133 15.50% 628 73.19% 97 11.31%
1920 230 26.59% 619 71.56% 16 1.85%
1916 190 16.56% 957 83.44% 0 0.00%
1912 110 17.68% 440 70.74% 72 11.58%
1908 160 21.28% 524 69.68% 68 9.04%
1904 151 26.96% 406 72.50% 3 0.54%
1900 175 23.36% 574 76.64% 0 0.00%
1896 125 13.43% 801 86.04% 5 0.54%


Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Grant County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Grant County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [17][18]

Culture[edit]

Grant County is home to Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 141.
  4. ^ "Grant County". Local.Arkansas.gov. Information Network of Arkansas (INA) and Arkansas Municipal League. 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  5. ^ "ASU-Jonesboro: Act 100 Re-enactment Ceremony". astate.edu. Archived from the original on January 16, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  12. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  13. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "The Demographic Statistical Atlas of the United States - Statistical Atlas".
  16. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  17. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Grant County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  18. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  19. ^ "Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park". Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Retrieved February 2, 2018.

Coordinates: 34°17′40″N 92°25′54″W / 34.29444°N 92.43167°W / 34.29444; -92.43167