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

560 sq mi (1,450 km²)
551 sq mi (1,427 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 1.70%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,209
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded December 18, 1840

Perry County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 10,209 at the 2000 United States Census. The county seat is Perryville.[1] Perry County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The center of population of Arkansas is located in the far northeast corner of Perry County.[1]

The county was formed on December 18, 1840, and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 560 square miles (1,452 km²), of which, 551 square miles (1,427 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (1.70%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Perry County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,209 people, 3,989 households, and 2,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,702 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.62% White, 1.73% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,989 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,083, and the median income for a family was $37,170. Males had a median income of $28,254 versus $21,462 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,216. About 10.50% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 15.00% 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: 34°57′37″N 92°56′07″W / 34.96028°N 92.93528°W / 34.96028; -92.93528


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Perry County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Perry County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 18, 1840
Seat Perryville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.70%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10209

Perry County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 10,209 at the 2000 United States Census. The county seat is Perryville. Perry County is included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock. The center of population of Arkansas is located in the far northeast corner of Perry County.[1]

The county was formed on December 18, 1840 and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,452 km² (560 sq mi). 1,427 km² (551 sq mi) of it is land and 25 km² (10 sq mi) of it (1.70%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Perry County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,209 people, 3,989 households, and 2,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 4,702 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.62% White, 1.73% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,989 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,083, and the median income for a family was $37,170. Males had a median income of $28,254 versus $21,462 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,216. About 10.50% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 34°57′37″N, 92°56′07″WLatitude: 34°57′37″N
Longitude: 92°56′7″W

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