Van Buren County, Arkansas


Van Buren County, Arkansas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Van Buren County
state = Arkansas




map size = 225
founded = November 11, 1833
seat = Clinton | area_total_sq_mi =724
area_land_sq_mi =712
area_water_sq_mi =13
area percentage = 1.77%
census yr = 2000
pop = 16192
density_km2 =5
web = www.vanburencounty.com
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Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 16,192. The county seat is Clinton.GR|6 The county was formed on November 11, 1833 and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation and Arkansas's admission to the union. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 724 square miles (1,876 km²), of which, 712 square miles (1,843 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km²) of it (1.77%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Searcy County (north)
*Stone County (northeast)
*Cleburne County (east)
*Faulkner County (southeast)
*Conway County (southwest)
*Pope County (west)

National protected area

* Ozark National Forest (part)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 16,192 people, 6,825 households, and 4,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 9,164 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.79% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, but the percentage could increased 3 or 4 times by seasonal migrant laborers in the county's shiitake mushroom harvest and hospitality jobs provided by the Fairfield Bay resort hotel. Fact|date=September 2008

There were 6,825 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,004, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $25,821 versus $18,862 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,603. About 11.60% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

[http://www.clintonark.com Clinton, AR demographics]

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

References


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