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

724 sq mi (1,875 km²)
712 sq mi (1,844 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 1.77%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,192
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded November 11, 1833
Website www.vanburencounty.com

Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 16,192. The county seat is Clinton.[1] The county was formed on November 11, 1833, and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation and Arkansas's admission to the union. 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 724 square miles (1,876 km²), of which, 712 square miles (1,843 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km²) of it (1.77%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Van Buren County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 16,192 people, 6,825 households, and 4,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 9,164 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.79% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, but the percentage could increased 3 or 4 times by seasonal migrant laborers in the county's shiitake mushroom harvest and hospitality jobs provided by the Fairfield Bay resort hotel.

There were 6,825 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,004, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $25,821 versus $18,862 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,603. About 11.60% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Clinton, AR demographics

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

  • Alread
  • Archey Valley
  • Austin
  • Bee Branch
  • Botkinburg
  • Chimes
  • Choctaw
  • Choctaw Pines
  • Claude
  • Copeland
  • Crabtree
  • Culpepper
  • Dabney
  • Dennard
  • Eglantine
  • Elba
  • Fairbanks
  • Formosa
  • Gravesville
  • Gravel Hill
  • Green Tree
  • Half Moon
  • Morganton
  • Old Botkinburg
  • Palisades
  • Pee Dee
  • Plant
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Stumptoe
  • Sulphur Springs
  • Walnut Grove
  • Whipple
  • Woodlum
  • Zion Hill

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°36′01″N 92°29′28″W / 35.60028°N 92.49111°W / 35.60028; -92.49111


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Van Buren County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Van Buren County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded November 11, 1833
Seat Clinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16192
Website: www.vanburencounty.com

Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 16,192. The county seat is Clinton. The county was formed on November 11, 1833 and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation and Arkansas's admission to the union. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,876 km² (724 sq mi). 1,843 km² (712 sq mi) of it is land and 33 km² (13 sq mi) of it (1.77%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Van Buren County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,192 people, 6,825 households, and 4,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 9,164 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.79% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,825 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,004, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $25,821 versus $18,862 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,603. About 11.60% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Clinton, AR demographics

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

References

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

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°36′01″N, 92°29′28″WLatitude: 35°36′1″N
Longitude: 92°29′28″W

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