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Izard County, Arkansas
Izard County Courthouse 2.jpg
Map of Arkansas highlighting Izard County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedOctober 27, 1825
Named for George Izard
Seat Melbourne
Largest city Horseshoe Bend
Area
 • Total584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Land581 sq mi (1,505 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)13,433
 • Density24/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.izardcountyar.org

Izard County /ˈɪzɜːrd/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,696. [1] The county seat is Melbourne. [2] Izard County is Arkansas's thirteenth county, formed on October 27, 1825, and named for War of 1812 General and Arkansas Territorial Governor George Izard. [3] It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 581 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.6%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18301,266
18402,24076.9%
18503,21343.4%
18607,215124.6%
18706,806−5.7%
188010,85759.5%
189013,03820.1%
190013,5063.6%
191014,5617.8%
192013,871−4.7%
193012,872−7.2%
194012,834−0.3%
19509,953−22.4%
19606,766−32.0%
19707,3819.1%
198010,76845.9%
199011,3645.5%
200013,24916.6%
201013,6963.4%
Est. 201613,433 [5]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Izard County [10]

As of the 2000 census, [11] there were 13,249 people, 5,440 households, and 3,769 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,591 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.41% White, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,440 households out of which 25.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,670, and the median income for a family was $32,313. Males had a median income of $22,389 versus $18,450 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,397. About 13.60% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Presidential elections results
Izard County vote
by party in presidential elections [12]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 74.19% 4,042 20.43% 1,113 5.38% 293
2012 67.73% 3,575 28.87% 1,524 3.39% 179
2008 61.19% 3,193 34.34% 1,792 4.47% 233
2004 51.57% 2,833 47.08% 2,586 1.35% 74
2000 45.73% 2,301 51.41% 2,587 2.86% 144
1996 32.82% 1,678 55.11% 2,818 12.07% 617
1992 27.42% 1,532 61.18% 3,419 11.39% 637
1988 51.19% 2,824 48.07% 2,652 0.74% 41
1984 53.08% 2,726 45.68% 2,346 1.25% 64
1980 43.13% 2,266 52.34% 2,750 4.53% 238
1976 29.52% 1,394 70.48% 3,328
1972 64.26% 2,001 35.58% 1,108 0.16% 5
1968 31.16% 931 31.73% 948 37.12% 1,109
1964 29.20% 726 69.83% 1,736 0.97% 24
1960 35.94% 808 59.61% 1,340 4.45% 100
1956 29.78% 511 69.93% 1,200 0.29% 5
1952 36.68% 629 63.27% 1,085 0.06% 1
1948 15.33% 240 81.93% 1,283 2.75% 43
1944 31.93% 402 67.75% 853 0.32% 4
1940 25.67% 366 74.19% 1,058 0.14% 2
1936 23.56% 416 76.44% 1,350 0.00% 0
1932 13.90% 200 85.27% 1,227 0.83% 12
1928 43.45% 696 56.30% 902 0.25% 4
1924 24.10% 241 72.80% 728 3.10% 31
1920 35.87% 485 62.20% 841 1.92% 26
1916 18.36% 285 81.64% 1,267 0.00% 0
1912 18.70% 215 64.87% 746 16.43% 189
1908 28.74% 392 64.00% 873 7.26% 99
1904 32.91% 313 63.62% 605 3.47% 33
1900 25.10% 381 73.72% 1,119 1.19% 18
1896 15.69% 285 82.98% 1,507 1.32% 24

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Townships in Izard 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 Izard 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 12, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
  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. 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): Izard County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  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)

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IZARD COUNTY ARKANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

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