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Johnson County, Arkansas
Johnson County Courthouse.JPG
Courthouse in Clarksville
Map of Arkansas highlighting Johnson County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedNovember 16, 1833
Seat Clarksville
Largest cityClarksville
Area
 • Total683 sq mi (1,769 km2)
 • Land660 sq mi (1,709 km2)
 • Water23 sq mi (60 km2), 3.4%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)26,176
 • Density39/sq mi (15/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website johnsoncounty.arkansas.gov

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,540. [1] The county seat is Clarksville. [2] Johnson County is Arkansas's 30th county, formed on November 16, 1833, from a portion of Pope County and named for Benjamin Johnson, [3] a Territorial Judge. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Ada Mills Bridge links the Arkansas River between Johnson and Logan counties. It is named for Ada Mills, a former Republican political activist who lobbied for the structure for forty years before its completion. [4]

The notorious bandit Bill Doolin, the founder of the Wild Bunch, was born in Johnson County in 1858 and shot to death on capture in Oklahoma in 1896.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 683 square miles (1,770 km2), of which 660 square miles (1,700 km2) is land and 23 square miles (60 km2) (3.4%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18403,433
18505,22752.3%
18607,61245.6%
18709,15220.2%
188011,56526.4%
189016,75844.9%
190017,4484.1%
191019,69812.9%
192021,0626.9%
193019,289−8.4%
194018,795−2.6%
195016,138−14.1%
196012,421−23.0%
197013,6309.7%
198017,42327.8%
199018,2214.6%
200022,78125.0%
201025,54012.1%
Est. 201626,176 [6]2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Johnson County [11]

As of the 2000 census, [12] there were 22,781 people, 8,738 households, and 6,238 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 9,926 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.69% White, 1.37% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 6.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,738 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,910, and the median income for a family was $33,630. Males had a median income of $25,779 versus $19,924 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,097. About 12.90% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 15.30% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Politics

Presidential elections results
Johnson County, Arkansas
vote by party in presidential elections [13]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 66.85% 6,091 26.64% 2,427 6.52% 594
2012 62.53% 5,064 34.56% 2,799 2.90% 235
2008 60.17% 4,922 37.09% 3,034 2.74% 224
2004 53.59% 4,311 45.03% 3,622 1.38% 111
2000 51.07% 3,657 45.66% 3,270 3.27% 234
1996 34.64% 2,367 52.47% 3,585 12.89% 881
1992 33.82% 2,563 52.14% 3,951 14.04% 1,064
1988 58.29% 4,046 40.60% 2,818 1.11% 77
1984 60.30% 4,720 39.04% 3,056 0.65% 51
1980 47.39% 3,619 48.57% 3,709 4.03% 308
1976 30.11% 2,173 69.89% 5,044
1972 66.76% 4,107 33.24% 2,045 0.00% 0
1968 32.64% 1,667 34.21% 1,747 33.15% 1,693
1964 32.78% 1,535 66.77% 3,127 0.45% 21
1960 42.29% 1,490 55.01% 1,938 2.70% 95
1956 46.84% 1,520 52.30% 1,697 0.86% 28
1952 45.90% 1,728 53.68% 2,021 0.42% 16
1948 23.25% 523 69.59% 1,565 7.16% 161
1944 31.03% 593 68.60% 1,311 0.37% 7
1940 18.11% 318 81.38% 1,429 0.51% 9
1936 17.95% 318 80.81% 1,432 1.24% 22
1932 14.88% 284 81.60% 1,557 3.51% 67
1928 36.93% 766 62.30% 1,292 0.77% 16
1924 19.78% 311 65.46% 1,029 14.76% 232
1920 36.15% 996 57.31% 1,579 6.53% 180
1916 27.85% 571 72.15% 1,479 0.00% 0
1912 12.57% 189 61.64% 927 25.80% 388
1908 29.14% 544 62.35% 1,164 8.52% 159
1904 31.30% 507 64.63% 1,047 4.07% 66
1900 29.30% 552 69.90% 1,317 0.80% 15
1896 21.06% 491 78.55% 1,831 0.39% 9

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated place

Townships

Townships in Johnson 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 Johnson County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [14] [15]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169.
  4. ^ "Ada Mills". The Johnson County (Arkansas) Graphic, October 2001. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  13. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  14. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Johnson County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  15. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014.


JOHNSON COUNTY ARKANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

35°33′N 93°28′W / 35.550°N 93.467°W / 35.550; -93.467