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

956 sq mi (2,476 km²)
950 sq mi (2,460 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

157,715
166/sq mi (64/km²)
Founded October 17, 1828
Washington County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Washington County courthouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Website www.co.washington.ar.us

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 157,715. The county seat is Fayetteville.[1] Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Washington County is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 956 square miles (2,476 km²), of which, 950 square miles (2,460 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Washington County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 157,715 people, 60,151 households, and 39,459 families residing in the county. The population density was 166 people per square mile (64/km²). There were 64,330 housing units at an average density of 68 per square mile (26/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.00% White, 2.24% Black or African American, 1.25% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.53% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 8.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 60,151 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% 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 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 15.30% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,691, and the median income for a family was $42,795. Males had a median income of $29,428 versus $21,769 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,347. About 9.40% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Education

There are 8 school districts in the county. They are[4]:

  • Elkins School District
  • Farmington School District
  • Fayetteville School District
  • Greenland School District
  • Lincoln School District
  • Prairie Grove School District
  • Springdale School District
  • West Fork School District.

Elkins Public Schools includes[5]:

  • Elkins Primary School
  • Elkins Elementary School
  • Elkins Middle School
  • Elkins High School.

Farmington Public Schools includes[6]:

  • Bob Folsom Elementary School
  • Jerry "Pop" Williams Elementary School
  • Ledbetter Intermediate School
  • Randall G. Lynch Middle School
  • Farmington High School.

Fayetteville Public Schools includes[7]:

  • Asbell Elementary School
  • Butterfield Trail Elementary School
  • Happy Hollow Elementary School
  • Holcomb Elementary School
  • Leverett Elementary School
  • Owl Creek Pre K-7 School
  • Root Elementary School
  • Vandergriff Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Holt Middle School
  • McNair Middle School
  • Ramay Junior High School
  • Woodland Junior High School
  • Fayetteville High School.

Greenland School District includes[8]:

  • Greenland Elementary School
  • Greenland Middle School
  • Greenland High School.

Lincoln School District includes[9]:

Prairie Grove School District includes[10]:

  • Prairie Grove Primary School
  • Prairie Grove Intermediate School
  • Prairie Grove Middle School
  • Prairie Grove High School.

Springdale Schools includes[11]:

  • Bayyari Elementary School
  • Bernice Young Elementary School
  • Elmdale Elementary School
  • George Elementary School
  • Harp Elementary School
  • Hunt Elementary School
  • John Tyson Elementary School
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Lee Elementary School
  • Monitor Elementary School
  • Parson Hills Elementary School
  • Shaw Elementary School
  • T.G. Smith Elementary School
  • Turnbow Elementary School
  • Walker Elementary School
  • Westwood Elementary School
  • Helen Tyson Middle School
  • Hellstern Middle School
  • J.O. Kelly Middle School
  • Central Junior High School
  • George Junior High School
  • Southwest Junior High School
  • Springdale High School
  • Springdale Har-Ber High School.

West Fork Public Schools includes[12]:

  • West Fork Elementary School
  • West Fork Middle School
  • West Fork High School.

Cities and towns

Communities

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.  
  4. ^ Education, Arkansas Department of (2009-03-06). "County/District/Superintendent Index" (PDF). http://arkansased.org/about/pdf/dir0809_codistsupy_030609.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  5. ^ Schools, Elkins Public. "Elkins Public Schools". http://elks.k12.ar.us/. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  6. ^ Schools, Farmington Public (2009-05-20). "Farmington School District - Farmington Arkansas". http://farmcards.org/index.php. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  7. ^ Schools, Fayetteville Public (2009). "Fayetteville Public Schools :: Schools & Staff - School Websites". http://www.fayar.net/schoolscenters/schoolwebsites.html. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  8. ^ School District, Greenland (2005). "Greenand School District, AR 72737". http://greenlandschools.k12.ar.us/school.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  9. ^ Education, Arkansas Department of (2009-03-06). "2008-2009 Arkansas Education Directory" (PDF). http://arkansased.org/about/pdf/dir0809_030609.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  10. ^ School District, Prairie Grove. "Prairie Grove School District - Schools". http://tiger.nwsc.k12.ar.us/index.php?page=schools. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  11. ^ Schools, Springdale. "Springdale Schools - Schools". http://www.springdaleschools.org/schools.aspx. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  12. ^ Schools, West Fork Public. "West Fork, AR". http://www.westforkschools.org/. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  

External links

Coordinates: 36°00′09″N 94°13′38″W / 36.0025°N 94.22722°W / 36.0025; -94.22722


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Washington County, Arkansas
Seal of Washington County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Washington County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded October 17, 1828
Seat Fayetteville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

157715
Website: www.co.washington.ar.us

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 157,715. The county seat is Fayetteville. Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828 and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Washington County is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,476 km² (956 sq mi). 2,460 km² (950 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.66%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

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Demographics

Age pyramid Washington County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 157,715 people, 60,151 households, and 39,459 families residing in the county. The population density was 64/km² (166/sq mi). There were 64,330 housing units at an average density of 26/km² (68/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.00% White, 2.24% Black or African American, 1.25% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.53% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 8.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 60,151 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% 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 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 15.30% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,691, and the median income for a family was $42,795. Males had a median income of $29,428 versus $21,769 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,347. About 9.40% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Communities

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References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 36°00′09″N, 94°13′38″WLatitude: 36°0′9″N
Longitude: 94°13′38″W

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