Howard County, Arkansas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Howard County, Arkansas
Howard County Courthouse, 1 of 3.jpg
Map of Arkansas highlighting Howard County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedApril 17, 1873
SeatNashville
Largest cityNashville
Area
 • Total595 sq mi (1,541 km2)
 • Land589 sq mi (1,526 km2)
 • Water6.8 sq mi (18 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)13,377
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,789.[1] The county seat is Nashville.[2] Howard County is Arkansas's 74th county, formed on April 17, 1873, and named for James Howard,[3] a state senator. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 595 square miles (1,540 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18809,917
189013,78939.0%
190014,0762.1%
191016,89820.0%
192018,5659.9%
193017,489−5.8%
194016,621−5.0%
195013,342−19.7%
196010,878−18.5%
197011,4124.9%
198013,45917.9%
199013,5690.8%
200014,3005.4%
201013,789−3.6%
Est. 201613,377[5]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2016[1]
Age pyramid Howard County[10]

As of the 2000 census,[11] there were 14,300 people, 5,471 households, and 3,922 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,297 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.60% White, 21.86% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 5.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 4.75% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.73% speak German.[12]

There were 5,471 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,699, and the median income for a family was $34,510. Males had a median income of $28,086 versus $17,266 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,586. About 11.90% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 17.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Presidential elections results
Howard County, Arkansas
vote by party in presidential elections [13]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 67.54% 3,157 28.90% 1,351 3.55% 166
2012 64.81% 2,892 32.97% 1,471 2.22% 99
2008 61.02% 2,957 36.03% 1,746 2.95% 143
2004 55.35% 2,736 43.82% 2,166 0.83% 41
2000 52.16% 2,326 46.27% 2,063 1.57% 70
1996 31.91% 1,478 59.18% 2,741 8.92% 413
1992 34.73% 1,728 55.56% 2,764 9.71% 483
1988 57.87% 2,510 41.92% 1,818 0.21% 9
1984 63.72% 3,079 36.13% 1,746 0.14% 7
1980 47.12% 2,386 50.63% 2,564 2.25% 114
1976 32.94% 1,575 67.06% 3,207
1972 71.50% 2,682 28.50% 1,069 0.00% 0
1968 32.09% 1,286 26.48% 1,061 41.43% 1,660
1964 53.84% 1,649 43.10% 1,320 3.07% 94
1960 44.79% 1,225 49.95% 1,366 5.27% 144
1956 47.72% 1,329 51.27% 1,428 1.01% 28
1952 38.64% 944 61.07% 1,492 0.29% 7
1948 12.05% 199 75.67% 1,250 12.29% 203
1944 27.20% 576 72.62% 1,538 0.19% 4
1940 21.24% 419 78.05% 1,540 0.71% 14
1936 16.02% 275 83.69% 1,437 0.29% 5
1932 8.82% 165 91.02% 1,703 0.16% 3
1928 41.76% 763 57.74% 1,055 0.49% 9
1924 23.12% 338 65.25% 954 11.63% 170
1920 44.94% 1,208 54.02% 1,452 1.04% 28
1916 29.27% 545 70.73% 1,317 0.00% 0
1912 24.06% 321 56.97% 760 18.97% 253
1908 35.24% 610 55.86% 967 8.90% 154
1904 39.03% 500 50.27% 644 10.69% 137
1900 36.22% 585 61.05% 986 2.72% 44
1896 17.41% 294 82.42% 1,392 0.18% 3

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

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 Howard County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [14][15]

  • Blackland
  • Blue Bayou
  • Blue Ridge
  • Brewer
  • Buck Range
  • Burg
  • Center Point
  • Clay
  • County Line
  • Dillard
  • Duckett
  • Franklin
  • Holly Creek
  • Madison (Dierks)
  • Mineral Springs (Mineral Springs)
  • Mountain
  • Muddy Fork
  • Nashville (Nashville)
  • Saline
  • Saratoga
  • Tollette (Tollette) --- township completely inside Blackland Township
  • Umpire

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  10. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ "Language Map Data Center". www.mla.org. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  13. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  14. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Howard County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  15. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014.

Coordinates: 34°08′10″N 93°59′14″W / 34.13611°N 93.98722°W / 34.13611; -93.98722