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Sebastian County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Sebastian County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Fort Smith (northern district);
Greenwood (southern district)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

546 sq mi (1,414 km²)
536 sq mi (1,388 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 1.79%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

115,092
215/sq mi (83/km²)
Founded January 6, 1851
Website www.sebastiancountyonline.com

Sebastian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 115,071. The county has two county seats, Greenwood and Fort Smith.[1] Sebastian County is Arkansas's 56th county, formed on January 6, 1851, and named for William Sebastian, United States Senator from Arkansas.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 546 square miles (1,414 km²); it has the smallest area of any county in Arkansas. 536 square miles (1,389 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (1.79%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Age pyramid Sebastian County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 115,071 people, 45,300 households, and 30,713 families residing in the county. The population density was 215 people per square mile (83/km²). There were 49,311 housing units at an average density of 92 per square mile (36/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.34% White, 6.16% Black or African American, 1.57% Native American, 3.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.71% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. 6.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.6% were of American, 12.6% German, 11.0% Irish and 9.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 5.49% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.47% speak Vietnamese and 0.97% Lao [1].

In 2000 there were 45,300 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,889, and the median income for a family was $41,303. Males had a median income of $30,056 versus $22,191 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,424. About 10.40% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 10.00% 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.  

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Coordinates: 35°35′39″N 94°15′29″W / 35.59417°N 94.25806°W / 35.59417; -94.25806


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Sebastian County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Sebastian County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 6, 1851
Seat Fort Smith (northern district);
Greenwood (southern district)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.79%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

115092
Website: www.sebastiancountyonline.com

Sebastian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is part of the Fort Smith-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 115,071. The county has two county seats, Greenwood and Fort Smith. Sebastian County is Arkansas's 56th county, formed on January 6, 1851 and named for William Sebastian, United States Senator from Arkansas.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,414 km² (546 sq mi); it has the smallest area of any county in Arkansas. 1,389 km² (536 sq mi) of it is land and 25 km² (10 sq mi) of it (1.79%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Sebastian County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 115,071 people, 45,300 households, and 30,713 families residing in the county. The population density was 83/km² (215/sq mi). There were 49,311 housing units at an average density of 36/km² (92/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.34% White, 6.16% Black or African American, 1.57% Native American, 3.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.71% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. 6.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 5.49% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.47% speak Vietnamese and 0.97% Lao [1].

There were 45,300 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,889, and the median income for a family was $41,303. Males had a median income of $30,056 versus $22,191 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,424. About 10.40% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

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

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°35′39″N, 94°15′29″WLatitude: 35°35′39″N
Longitude: 94°15′29″W

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