Wickes, Arkansas

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Wickes, Arkansas
City
Location of Wickes in Polk County, Arkansas.
Location of Wickes in Polk County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 34°18′5″N 94°20′6″W / 34.30139°N 94.33500°W / 34.30139; -94.33500Coordinates: 34°18′5″N 94°20′6″W / 34.30139°N 94.33500°W / 34.30139; -94.33500
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 2.33 sq mi (6.03 km2)
 • Land 2.31 sq mi (5.99 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 754
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 732
 • Density 316.75/sq mi (122.29/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71973
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-75500
GNIS feature ID 0078771

Wickes is a city[3] in Polk County, Arkansas. The population was 754 at the 2010 census.

Near Wickes is the Boggs Springs Youth Encampment of the American Baptist Association, a retreat of Missionary Baptist churches.

Wickes has historic places such as the 100-year-old City Hall, and the Lighthouse Drive-in.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Wickes is located at 34°18′5″N 94°20′6″W / 34.30139°N 94.33500°W / 34.30139; -94.33500 (34.301291, -94.334908).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²), of which 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) is land and 0.43% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 182
1940 121 −33.5%
1950 401 231.4%
1960 368 −8.2%
1970 409 11.1%
1980 464 13.4%
1990 570 22.8%
2000 675 18.4%
2010 754 11.7%
Est. 2016 732 [2] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the 2010 census Wickes had a population of 754. The ethnic and racial composition of the population was 52.1% Hispanic or Latino, 44.3% non-Hispanic white, 0.4% African-American, 2.1% Native American and 2.4% reporting two or more races.[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 675 people, 222 households, and 174 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.3/km² (290.6/mi²). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 42.6/km² (110.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.78% White, 3.26% Native American, 19.70% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. 31.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 222 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the town, the population was spread out with 37.5% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,515, and the median income for a family was $22,292. Males had a median income of $19,659 versus $17,045 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,572. About 27.6% of families and 37.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.4% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education is provided for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students from the Cossatot River School District, which is headquartered in Wickes and includes Wickes High School. The school's mascot and athletic emblem is the Warrior with blue and white serving as the school colors.However, as of August 2013 Wickes high school will combine with Van-Cove high school and become the Eagles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Wickes, retrieved September 3, 2012 
  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. ^ 2010 census date for Wickes, Arkansas
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.