|Montgomery County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 9, 1842|
800 sq mi (2,072 km²)
781 sq mi (2,023 km²)
19 sq mi (49 km²), 2.42%
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 9,245. The county seat is Mount Ida. Montgomery County is Arkansas's 45th county, formed on December 9, 1842, and named after Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general. 
- Yell County (north)
- Garland County (east)
- Hot Spring County & Clark County (southeast)
- Pike County (south)
- Polk County (west)
- Scott County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,245 people, 3,785 households, and 2,747 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 5,048 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.42% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 2.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,785 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,421, and the median income for a family was $32,769. Males had a median income of $25,865 versus $18,063 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,668. About 13.00% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.
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Notable natives Edit
- James H. "Mo" Alley, a veteran of World War II from the famed Easy Company of the 101st Airborne, grew up in Mount Ida.
- Lon Warneke, (1909-1976), Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, was born in Mount Ida.
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