Magness, Arkansas

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Magness, Arkansas
Location of Magness in Independence County, Arkansas
Location of Magness in Independence County, Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°42′11″N 91°28′52″W / 35.70306°N 91.48111°W / 35.70306; -91.48111Coordinates: 35°42′11″N 91°28′52″W / 35.70306°N 91.48111°W / 35.70306; -91.48111
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyIndependence
Area
 • Total0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Land0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
276 ft (84 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total202
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
211
 • Density343.65/sq mi (132.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72553
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-43370
GNIS feature ID0051603

Magness is a town in Independence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 202 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Magness is located in eastern Independence County at 35°42′11″N 91°28′52″W / 35.70306°N 91.48111°W / 35.70306; -91.48111 (35.703168, -91.481058).[4] Arkansas Highway 69 passes through the town, leading east 2 miles (3 km) to Newark and north 3 miles (5 km) to Sulphur Rock. Batesville, the county seat, is 12 miles (19 km) to the northwest via Highway 69.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Magness has an area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.[3] The town is named after a family, or one of its members (probably Colonel Morgan Magness), who was prominent in Independence County before the Civil War. They were the largest slaveholding family in the county, but since Independence County, located in the mountains, had few slaves, the Magnesses had less than 20.

Transportation[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910216
1920199−7.9%
1930179−10.1%
194022626.3%
19502291.3%
1960140−38.9%
1970139−0.7%
198019641.0%
1990158−19.4%
200019120.9%
20102025.8%
Est. 2017211[2]4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 191 people, 82 households, and 55 families residing in the town. The population density was 129.4/km² (333.3/mi²). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 61.6/km² (158.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.95% White, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 82 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,969, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $27,750 versus $16,058 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,967. About 14.3% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 32.7% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Magness town, Arkansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.