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Carroll County, Arkansas
Carroll County Arkansas Courthouse
Carroll County Courthouse in Berryville, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of USA AR
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1833
Seat Berryville and Eureka Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

638.81 sq mi (1,655 km²)
630.27 sq mi (1,632 km²)
8.54 sq mi (22 km²), 1.34%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

27,446
44/sq mi (16.8/km²)
Carroll county arkansas courthouse eureka springs

Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,446. The county has two county seats, Berryville and Eureka Springs.[1] Carroll County is Arkansas's 26th county, formed on November 1, 1833, and named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who had died in 1832 and was the last survivor of those who had signed the United States Declaration of Independence.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 638.81 square miles (1,654.5 km2), of which 630.27 square miles (1,632.4 km2) (or 98.66%) is land and 8.54 square miles (22.1 km2) (or 1.34%) is water.[2]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

Government and politicsEdit

Politically, Carroll County is a Republican stronghold in a historically Democratic state. It is included in the Arkansas Third Congressional District, which has had Republican representation since 1967.

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 2,844
1850 4,614 62.2%
1860 9,383 103.4%
1870 5,780 −38.4%
1880 13,337 130.7%
1890 17,288 29.6%
1900 18,848 9.0%
1910 16,829 −10.7%
1920 17,786 5.7%
1930 15,820 −11.1%
1940 14,737 −6.8%
1950 13,244 −10.1%
1960 11,284 −14.8%
1970 12,301 9.0%
1980 16,203 31.7%
1990 18,654 15.1%
2000 25,357 35.9%
2010 27,446 8.2%
[3][4][5]
USA Carroll County, Arkansas age pyramid

Age pyramid Carroll County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 25,357 people, 10,189 households, and 7,111 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,828 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.03% reported speaking Spanish at home [1].

There were 10,189 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,924, and the median income for a family was $33,218. Males had a median income of $21,896 versus $18,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,003. About 11.00% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

View from scenic outlook on US 62, Carroll County, Arkansas

View from a scenic outlook on US 62 west of Eureka Springs.

Townships Edit

File:Carrollcountyartownshipssm.jpg

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Carroll County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.


[8]

See alsoEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/cencounts/files/ar190090.txt
  4. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov
  5. ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Carroll County, AR [map]. Retrieved 20110726.

Coordinates: 36°22′05″N 93°29′47″W / 36.36806, -93.49639


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