Magness, Arkansas

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Magness, Arkansas
Town
Location in Independence County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Independence County and the state of 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
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Independence
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 191
 • Density 318.3/sq mi (127.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72553
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-43370
GNIS feature ID 0051603

Magness is a town in Independence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 191 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Magness is located at 35°42′11″N 91°28′52″W / 35.70306°N 91.48111°W / 35.70306; -91.48111 (35.703168, -91.481058).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²), all land. 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.

Only Highway[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 216
1920 199 −7.9%
1930 179 −10.1%
1940 226 26.3%
1950 229 1.3%
1960 140 −38.9%
1970 139 −0.7%
1980 196 41.0%
1990 158 −19.4%
2000 191 20.9%
2010 202 5.8%
Est. 2015 202 [2] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] 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. ^ "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". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.