Wheatley, Arkansas

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Wheatley, Arkansas
Town
Streetside in Wheatley
Streetside in Wheatley
Location in St. Francis County and the state of Arkansas
Location in St. Francis County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°54′53″N 91°6′31″W / 34.91472°N 91.10861°W / 34.91472; -91.10861Coordinates: 34°54′53″N 91°6′31″W / 34.91472°N 91.10861°W / 34.91472; -91.10861
Country United States
State Arkansas
County St. Francis
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 355
 • Density 110.9/sq mi (43.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 05-74840
GNIS feature ID 0083316

Wheatley is a town[1] in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 355 at the 2010 census, down from 372 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Wheatley is located at 34°54′53″N 91°6′31″W / 34.91472°N 91.10861°W / 34.91472; -91.10861 (34.914774, -91.108721).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 100
1910 330
1920 477 44.5%
1930 305 −36.1%
1940 362 18.7%
1950 406 12.2%
1960 443 9.1%
1970 507 14.4%
1980 523 3.2%
1990 413 −21.0%
2000 372 −9.9%
2010 355 −4.6%
Est. 2015 328 [3] −7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 372 people, 151 households, and 109 families residing in the city. The population density was 117.3 people per square mile (45.3/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 55.2/sq mi (21.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.35% White, 29.30% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 2.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 151 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $25,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,556. About 14.7% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is available from the Palestine–Wheatley School District, which results in graduation from Palestine–Wheatley High School. In the laste 1980s, the former Wheatley School District (and Wheatley High School) merged with the nearby Palestine School District (and Palestine High School).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Wheatley, retrieved September 3, 2012 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.