Mansfield, Arkansas

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Mansfield, Arkansas
Park in downtown Mansfield
Park in downtown Mansfield
Motto(s): 
"Gateway to Poteau Mountain"[1]
Location of Mansfield in Scott County and Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Location of Mansfield in Scott County and Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°3′32″N 94°14′47″W / 35.05889°N 94.24639°W / 35.05889; -94.24639Coordinates: 35°3′32″N 94°14′47″W / 35.05889°N 94.24639°W / 35.05889; -94.24639
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountiesSebastian, Scott
Area
 • Total2.35 sq mi (6.08 km2)
 • Land2.31 sq mi (5.99 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
610 ft (186 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,139
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,096
 • Density474.05/sq mi (183.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72944
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-43880
GNIS feature ID0077591
Websitehttp://mansfieldar.org/

Mansfield is a city in Scott and Sebastian counties Arkansas, United States. The Sebastian County portion of the city is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,139.[4] The population was 1,097 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Mansfield was platted in 1887 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The city most likely was named for William W. Mansfield, a Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.[6]

Geography[edit]

Mansfield is located at 35°3′32″N 94°14′47″W / 35.05889°N 94.24639°W / 35.05889; -94.24639 (35.058985, -94.246321).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.89%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890243
190036851.4%
1910816121.7%
192092313.1%
1930919−0.4%
19401,0029.0%
1950869−13.3%
19608811.4%
197098111.4%
19801,0001.9%
19901,0181.8%
20001,0977.8%
20101,1393.8%
2019 (est.)1,096[3]−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2013, there were 1,121 people in 440 households, including 289 families, in the city. The population density was 493.2 people per square mile (190.8/km2). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 227.1 per square mile (87.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.81% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 3.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 440 households 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.6% of households were one person and 15.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.13.

The age distribution was 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median household income was $26,938 and the median family income was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,534 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,012. About 13.2% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary students primarily attend Mansfield School District, which leads to graduation from Mansfield High School.

Notable persons[edit]

Laverne Bonner Hunt,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Mansfield Arkansas". City of Mansfield Arkansas. Archived from the original on December 5, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 777.
  6. ^ Mansfield from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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