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Independence County, Arkansas
Charles R. Handford House.jpg
Map of Arkansas highlighting Independence County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedOctober 20, 1820
Seat Batesville
Largest cityBatesville
Area
 • Total772 sq mi (1,999 km2)
 • Land764 sq mi (1,979 km2)
 • Water7.6 sq mi (20 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)37,168
 • Density48/sq mi (19/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.independencecounty.com

Independence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,647. [1] The county seat is Batesville. [2] Independence County is Arkansas's ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. [3] It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Batesville, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Independence County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 772 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 764 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.0%) is water. [4]

List Of Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18302,031
18403,66980.6%
18507,767111.7%
186014,30784.2%
187014,5661.8%
188018,08624.2%
189021,96121.4%
190022,5572.7%
191024,7769.8%
192023,976−3.2%
193024,2251.0%
194025,6435.9%
195023,488−8.4%
196020,048−14.6%
197022,72313.3%
198030,14732.7%
199031,1923.5%
200034,2339.7%
201036,6477.1%
Est. 201637,168 [5]1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Independence County [10]

As of the 2000 census, [11] there were 34,233 people, 13,467 households, and 9,669 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 14,841 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.91% White, 2.04% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,467 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% 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 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,920, and the median income for a family was $38,444. Males had a median income of $27,284 versus $20,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,163. About 9.90% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Presidential elections results
Independence County vote
by party in presidential elections [12]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 72.98% 9,936 21.16% 2,881 5.86% 797
2012 70.40% 8,728 26.47% 3,281 3.13% 388
2008 67.12% 8,255 29.99% 3,688 2.89% 356
2004 57.11% 7,430 41.83% 5,443 1.06% 138
2000 53.00% 6,145 44.39% 5,146 2.61% 303
1996 34.58% 4,021 53.66% 6,240 11.75% 1,367
1992 32.96% 4,232 55.16% 7,083 11.88% 1,525
1988 59.22% 6,637 40.36% 4,523 0.43% 48
1984 62.36% 7,428 37.07% 4,415 0.57% 68
1980 45.63% 5,076 51.08% 5,683 3.29% 366
1976 28.79% 2,878 71.17% 7,116 0.04% 4
1972 65.74% 5,076 34.06% 2,630 0.19% 15
1968 35.48% 2,782 29.19% 2,289 35.33% 2,770
1964 35.49% 2,470 64.01% 4,455 0.50% 35
1960 49.90% 2,639 47.02% 2,487 3.08% 163
1956 49.82% 2,333 49.46% 2,316 0.73% 34
1952 49.95% 2,499 49.67% 2,485 0.38% 19
1948 24.15% 855 66.08% 2,340 9.77% 346
1944 40.00% 1,192 59.70% 1,779 0.30% 9
1940 28.82% 928 70.68% 2,276 0.50% 16
1936 24.53% 685 75.25% 2,101 0.21% 6
1932 13.20% 371 86.34% 2,427 0.46% 13
1928 43.10% 1,150 56.63% 1,511 0.26% 7
1924 26.15% 534 64.30% 1,313 9.55% 195
1920 39.74% 1,077 57.05% 1,546 3.21% 87
1916 27.72% 762 72.28% 1,987 0.00% 0
1912 18.73% 412 55.68% 1,225 25.59% 563
1908 35.72% 948 57.61% 1,529 6.67% 177
1904 39.85% 736 56.96% 1,052 3.19% 59
1900 32.72% 782 63.85% 1,526 3.43% 82
1896 21.19% 567 78.06% 2,089 0.75% 20

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated Communities

Townships

Townships in Independence County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "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 and publications. The townships of Independence County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [13] [14]

Source: [15]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 165.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  10. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  13. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Independence County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  14. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  15. ^ "Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, CPH-1-5, Arkansas" ( PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2014. External link in |work= ( help)


INDEPENDENCE COUNTY ARKANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

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