Independence County, Arkansas
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||October 20, 1820|
|Named for||Declaration of Independence|
|• Total||772 sq mi (2,000 km2)|
|• Land||764 sq mi (1,980 km2)|
|• Water||7.6 sq mi (20 km2) 1.0%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||47/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Independence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,647. The county seat is Batesville. Independence County is Arkansas's ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
The Batesville, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Independence County.
List of highways
- U.S. Highway 167
- Arkansas Highway 14
- Arkansas Highway 25
- Arkansas Highway 37
- Arkansas Highway 69
- Arkansas Highway 69 Business
- Arkansas Highway 87
- Arkansas Highway 106
- Arkansas Highway 122
- Arkansas Highway 157
- Arkansas Highway 230
- Arkansas Highway 233
- Arkansas Highway 333
- Arkansas Highway 367
- Arkansas Highway 394
- Sharp County (north)
- Lawrence County (northeast)
- Jackson County (east)
- White County (south)
- Cleburne County (southwest)
- Stone County (west)
- Izard County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 census, there were 34,233 people, 13,467 households, and 9,669 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km2). There were 14,841 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.91% White, 2.04% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,467 households, out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.50% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,920, and the median income for a family was $38,444. Males had a median income of $27,284 versus $20,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,163. About 9.90% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.
Over The past few election cycles Independence county has trended heavily towards the GOP. The last democrat (as of 2020) to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996.
- Antioch (Independence County)
- Cedar Grove
- Locust Grove
- Walnut Grove
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 Independence County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. 
- Barren (contains part of Cave City)
- Big Bottom-Wycough-Logan Township (contains Newark)
- Black River-Marshell
- Cushman-Union (contains Cushman)
- Fairview (contains Pleasant Plains)
- McHue (contains part of Batesville)
- Magness (contains Magness)
- Moorefield (contains Moorefield, part of Batesville)
- Oil Trough (contains Oil Trough)
- Ruddell (contains most of Batesville)
- White River (contains Sulphur Rock)
- List of lakes in Independence County, Arkansas
- James Sturch, state representative for Independence County
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Independence County, Arkansas
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- Based on 2000 census data
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