Scranton, Arkansas

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Scranton, Arkansas
City
Location in Logan County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Logan County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°21′37″N 93°32′27″W / 35.36028°N 93.54083°W / 35.36028; -93.54083Coordinates: 35°21′37″N 93°32′27″W / 35.36028°N 93.54083°W / 35.36028; -93.54083
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Logan
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 874 ft (266 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 222
 • Density 444/sq mi (170.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72863
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-62960
GNIS feature ID 0073503

Scranton is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 222 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Scranton is located at 35°21′37″N 93°32′27″W / 35.36028°N 93.54083°W / 35.36028; -93.54083 (35.360352, -93.540697).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land. Mayors name is David Corbitt.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 400
1930 332 −17.0%
1940 322 −3.0%
1950 283 −12.1%
1960 229 −19.1%
1970 222 −3.1%
1980 244 9.9%
1990 218 −10.7%
2000 222 1.8%
2010 224 0.9%
Est. 2015 221 [2] −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 222 people, 90 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 447.4 people per square mile (171.4/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 225.7 per square mile (86.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.30% White, 0.90% Black or African American, and 1.80% from two or more races.

There were 90 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% 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 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,000, and the median income for a family was $30,313. Males had a median income of $16,875 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,970. About 11.5% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 34.2% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary students in Scranton and nearby communities is provided by the Scranton School District, which serves more than 400 students and employs more than 70 educators and staff at its two schools:

  • Scranton Elementary School, serving kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Scranton High School, serving grades 7 through 12.

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.