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Howard County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of USA AR
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 17, 1873
Seat Nashville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

595 sq mi (1,541 km²)
587 sq mi (1,520 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.31%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 14,300. The county seat is Nashville. Howard County is Arkansas's 74th county, formed on April 17, 1873 and named for James Howard, a state senator. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,542 km² (595 sq mi). 1,521 km² (587 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.31%) is water.

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USA Howard County, Arkansas age pyramid

Age pyramid Howard County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,300 people, 5,471 households, and 3,922 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 6,297 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 73.60% White, 21.86% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 5.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 4.75% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.73% speak German [1].

There were 5,471 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,699, and the median income for a family was $34,510. Males had a median income of $28,086 versus $17,266 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,586. About 11.90% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 17.00% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

34°08′10″N 93°59′14″W / 34.13611, -93.98722

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