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

609 sq mi (1,577 km²)
607 sq mi (1,572 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.47%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,499
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded April 21, 1873
Congressional district 1st
Stone County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Stone County courthouse in Mountain View, Arkansas

Stone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 11,499. The county seat is Mountain View.[1] The county was formed on April 21, 1873, and named for the natural stone formations in the area. It is a dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited.

Stone County is home to the famous Blanchard Springs Caverns, a three-level system of still-developing caves administered by the United States Forest Service. The area is also widely known — particularly in Mountain View — as a cultural center of music and crafts associated with the Ozark Mountains region. The Ozark Folk Center is a unique state park located in Mountain View that works to preserve the region's culture.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 609 square miles (1,578 km²), of which, 607 square miles (1,571 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.47%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Stone County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,499 people, 4,768 households, and 3,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,715 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,768 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,209, and the median income for a family was $28,009. Males had a median income of $20,904 versus $16,118 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,134. About 14.10% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.20% of those under age 18 and 12.10% 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: 35°52′46″N 92°08′50″W / 35.87944°N 92.14722°W / 35.87944; -92.14722


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Stone County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Stone County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 21, 1873
Seat Mountain View
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.47%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11499

Stone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 11,499. The county seat is Mountain View. The county was formed on April 21, 1873 and named for the natural stone formations in the area. It is a dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited.

Stone County is home to the famous Blanchard Springs Caverns, a three-level system of still-developing caves administered by the United States Forest Service. The area is also widely known — particularly in Mountain View — as a cultural center of music and crafts associated with the Ozark Mountains region. The Ozark Folk Center is a unique state park located in Mountain View that works to preserve the region's culture.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,578 km² (609 sq mi). 1,571 km² (607 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.47%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Stone County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,499 people, 4,768 households, and 3,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 5,715 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,768 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,209, and the median income for a family was $28,009. Males had a median income of $20,904 versus $16,118 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,134. About 14.10% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.20% of those under age 18 and 12.10% 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: 35°52′46″N, 92°08′50″WLatitude: 35°52′46″N
Longitude: 92°8′50″W

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