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Scott County, Arkansas
Waldron, AR 006.jpg
Scott County Courthouse in Waldron
Map of Arkansas highlighting Scott County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedNovember 5, 1833
Named for Andrew Scott
Seat Waldron
Largest cityWaldron
Area
 • Total898 sq mi (2,326 km2)
 • Land892 sq mi (2,310 km2)
 • Water5.8 sq mi (15 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)10,277
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,233. [1] The county seat is Waldron. [2] Scott County is Arkansas' 28th county, formed on November 5, 1833, [3] and named for Andrew Scott, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Arkansas Territory. [4] It is an alcohol-prohibited or dry county.

Scott County is represented the Arkansas House of Representatives by the Republicans Marcus Richmond, a businessman from Harvey, and Jon Eubanks, a farmer and Certified Public Accountant from Paris.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 892 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.6%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18401,694
18503,08382.0%
18605,14566.9%
18707,48345.4%
18809,17422.6%
189012,63537.7%
190013,1834.3%
191014,3028.5%
192013,232−7.5%
193011,803−10.8%
194013,30012.7%
195010,057−24.4%
19607,297−27.4%
19708,20712.5%
19809,68518.0%
199010,2055.4%
200010,9967.8%
201011,2332.2%
Est. 201610,277 [6]−8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Scott County [11]

As of the 2000 census, [12] there were 10,996 people, 4,323 households, and 3,121 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,924 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.53% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 5.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,323 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,412, and the median income for a family was $30,311. Males had a median income of $23,118 versus $17,127 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,609. About 15.3% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2010 Scott County had a population of 11,233. The racial makeup was 85.35% white, 0.47% black, 1.85% Native American, 3.42% Asian, 2.12% Non-Hispanics reporting more than one race and 6.96% Hispanics or Latinos.

Government

Presidential elections results
Scott County vote
by party in presidential elections [13]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 77.81% 2,731 17.15% 602 5.05% 177
2012 72.28% 2,631 24.64% 897 3.08% 112
2008 69.86% 2,791 26.36% 1,053 3.78% 151
2004 62.26% 2,514 36.48% 1,473 1.26% 51
2000 60.26% 2,399 36.27% 1,444 3.47% 138
1996 33.19% 1,426 52.57% 2,259 14.24% 612
1992 37.15% 1,695 48.84% 2,228 14.01% 639
1988 58.82% 2,507 40.05% 1,707 1.13% 48
1984 65.11% 3,066 34.17% 1,609 0.72% 34
1980 48.16% 2,228 48.34% 2,236 3.50% 162
1976 33.09% 1,427 66.79% 2,880 0.12% 5
1972 75.87% 2,424 24.13% 771 0.00% 0
1968 34.18% 1,162 29.41% 1,000 36.41% 1,238
1964 37.82% 1,121 62.01% 1,838 0.17% 5
1960 50.22% 1,137 49.29% 1,116 0.49% 11
1956 56.47% 1,637 43.05% 1,248 0.48% 14
1952 42.50% 893 56.97% 1,197 0.52% 11
1948 18.47% 260 77.63% 1,093 3.91% 55
1944 27.93% 348 72.07% 898 0.00% 0
1940 26.09% 353 73.32% 992 0.59% 8
1936 24.17% 363 75.70% 1,137 0.13% 2
1932 13.26% 174 79.42% 1,042 7.32% 96
1928 38.85% 573 60.41% 891 0.75% 11
1924 33.24% 375 53.81% 607 12.94% 146
1920 46.88% 751 48.13% 771 4.99% 80
1916 27.30% 514 72.70% 1,369 0.00% 0
1912 16.60% 206 51.57% 640 31.83% 395
1908 30.12% 481 55.92% 893 13.96% 223
1904 45.26% 458 45.26% 458 9.49% 96
1900 29.39% 313 68.83% 733 1.78% 19
1896 16.91% 264 80.72% 1,260 2.37% 37

Communities

Cities

Townships

Townships in Scott 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 Scott 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]

  • Black Fork
  • Blansett
  • Brawley
  • Cauthron
  • Cedar
  • Coal
  • Denton
  • Hickman ( Waldron)
  • Hon
  • Hunt
  • James
  • Jones
  • Keener
  • La Faye
  • Lafayette
  • Lamb
  • Lewis ( Mansfield)
  • Mill Creek
  • Mountain
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oliver
  • Parks
  • Tate
  • Tomlinson

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas. Chicago, IL: Southern Publishing Company. 1891. p. 388. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  4. ^ McCutchen, Henry Grady (1922). History of Scott County, Arkansas. 22.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 27, 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): Scott County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  15. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 29, 2014.


SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

34°52′49″N 94°04′15″W / 34.88028°N 94.07083°W / 34.88028; -94.07083