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Carroll County, Arkansas

Carroll County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Berryville and Eureka Springs
Largest city Berryville
Area
 • Total 639 sq mi (1,655 km2)
 • Land 630 sq mi (1,632 km2)
 • Water 8.7 sq mi (23 km2), 1.4%
Population
 • (2010) 27,446
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.ar.carroll.cowww
Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,446.[1] The county has two county seats, Berryville and Eureka Springs.[2] Carroll County is Arkansas's 26th county, formed on November 1, 1833, and named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton,[3] the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Government and politics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Towns 4.2
    • Unincorporated community 4.3
    • Townships 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 639 square miles (1,660 km2), of which 630 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.4%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Carroll County[10]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[11] there were 25,357 people, 10,189 households, and 7,111 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,828 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.03% reported speaking Spanish at home [2].

There were 10,189 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% 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 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,924, and the median income for a family was $33,218. Males had a median income of $21,896 versus $18,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,003. About 11.00% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics

Politically, Carroll County is a Republican stronghold in a historically Democratic state (55% - 45%). It is included in the Arkansas Third Congressional District, which has had Republican representation since 1967.

The Eastern District (Berryville and Green Forest) is heavily Republican. The Western District (Eureka Springs and Beaver) tilts Democratic despite the fact that Holiday Island, a community with a large percentage of relocated snowbirds in the Western District, is overwhelmingly Republican.

Communities

View from a scenic outlook on US 62 west of Eureka Springs.

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated community

Townships

Townships in Carroll County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Carroll County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [12][13]

Township FIPS code ANSI code
(GNIS ID)
Population
center(s)
Pop.
(2010)
Pop.
density
(/mi²)
Pop.
density
(/km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Beaver 05-90195 00066889 Beaver, Holiday Island 1787 75.33 29.09 23.722 61.44 1.260 3.263
Cabanal 05-90570 00066890 381 16.59 6.41 22.966 59.48 0.013 0.03367
Carrollton 05-90681 00066891 Alpena 716 20.04 7.74 35.734 92.55 0.008 0.02072
Cedar 05-90708 00066892 Eureka Springs 3575 78.90 30.46 45.312 117.4 3.260 8.443
Coin 05-90891 00066894 Alpena 655 34.13 13.18 19.191 49.70 0.037 0.09583
Cross 05-90981 00066895 284 18.52 7.15 15.335 39.72 0.023 0.05957
Dry Fork 05-91143 00066897 292 12.55 4.85 23.263 60.25 0 0.000
Franklin 05-91338 00066898 Holiday Island 1269 119.28 46.04 10.639 27.55 0 0.000
Hickory 05-91692 00066899 Green Forest 4977 87.20 33.67 57.078 147.8 0 0.000
King's River 05-92052 00066900 625 41.72 16.11 14.980 38.80 0 0.000
Liberty 05-92163 00066901 158 8.60 3.32 18.368 47.57 0 0.000
Long Creek 05-92271 00066902 614 14.33 5.53 42.834 110.9 0.971 2.515
North Yocum 05-92727 00066903 Blue Eye, Oak Grove 314 24.15 9.32 13.004 33.68 0.017 0.04403
Omega 05-92763 00066904 489 14.06 5.43 34.778 90.07 0 0.000
Osage 05-92769 00066905 418 9.25 3.57 45.196 117.1 0.019 0.04921
Packard Springs 05-92811 00066906 735 22.44 8.66 32.761 84.85 2.944 7.625
Piney 05-92898 00066907 226 13.99 5.40 16.150 41.83 0 0.000
Polo 05-93522 00069621 Berryville 1224 29.90 11.55 40.932 106.0 0.006 0.01554
Prairie 05-92982 00066909 Berryville 7555 106.85 41.25 70.706 183.1 0.144 0.3730
South Yocum 05-93444 00066910 Blue Eye, Oak Grove 649 29.92 10.78 23.247 60.21 0 0.000
Winona 05-94101 00066911 Eureka Springs 453 18.96 7.32 23.889 61.87 0 0.000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[14][15]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  12. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Carroll County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  13. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision".  
  14. ^ "County Subdivisions: Arkansas" ( 
  15. ^ "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. 

External links

  • Carroll County Government site
  • Map of Carroll County by the U. S. Census Bureau
  • Map of Carroll County at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas
  • Carroll County entry at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas
  • Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society

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