|Columbia County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 17, 1852|
767 sq mi (1,987 km²)
766 sq mi (1,984 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.10%
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,603. The county seat is Magnolia. Columbia County was formed on December 17, 1852 and was named for the goddess Columbia, which is representative of America. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,986 km² (767 sq mi). 1,984 km² (766 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water. Columbia County is in South Arkansas. Columbia County, along with Union County, is home to the largest Bromine reserve in the United States.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Nevada County (north)
- Ouachita County (northeast)
- Union County (east)
- Claiborne Parish (southeast)
- Webster Parish (south)
- Lafayette County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,603 people, 9,981 households, and 6,747 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 11,566 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 62.08% White, 36.06% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 9,981 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 15.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 12.30% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,640, and the median income for a family was $36,271. Males had a median income of $31,313 versus $20,099 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,322. About 15.80% of families and 21.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 20.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
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