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Marion County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Yellville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

640 sq mi (1,658 km²)
598 sq mi (1,549 km²)
43 sq mi (111 km²), 6.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,140
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded September 25, 1836

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 16,140. The county seat is Yellville.[1] Marion County is Arkansas's 35th county and its first following statehood, formed on September 25, 1836, and named for Francis Marion, an American General in the Revolutionary War. The county was at first made up of areas that included part of what is now Searcy County, Arkansas, with many opposing splitting the two, which partly fueled the bloody Tutt-Everett War, which began in 1844 and continued into 1850. Prior to the 2006 general election, the county was a dry county, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 square miles (1,658 km²), of which, 598 square miles (1,548 km²) of it is land and 43 square miles (110 km²) of it (6.66%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Age pyramid Marion County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 16,140 people, 6,776 households, and 4,871 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 8,235 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.52% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,776 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,737, and the median income for a family was $32,181. Males had a median income of $22,877 versus $17,729 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,588. About 11.50% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 36°16′47″N 92°42′57″W / 36.27972°N 92.71583°W / 36.27972; -92.71583


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Marion County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Marion County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded September 25, 1836
Seat Yellville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 6.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16140

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 16,140. The county seat is Yellville. Marion County is Arkansas's 35th county and its first following statehood, formed on September 25 1836 and named for Francis Marion, an American General in the Revolutionary War. Prior to the 2006 general election, the county was a dry county, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,658 km² (640 sq mi). 1,548 km² (598 sq mi) of it is land and 110 km² (43 sq mi) of it (6.66%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Marion County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,140 people, 6,776 households, and 4,871 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 8,235 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.52% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,776 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,737, and the median income for a family was $32,181. Males had a median income of $22,877 versus $17,729 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,588. About 11.50% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 36°16′47″N, 92°42′57″WLatitude: 36°16′47″N
Longitude: 92°42′57″W

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