- Lonoke County, Arkansas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Lonoke County
state = Arkansas
map size = 225
founded = April 16, 1873
seat = Lonoke | area_total_sq_mi =802
area percentage = 4.54%
census yr = 2000
pop = 52828
Lonoke County is a U.S. county located in the
U.S. stateof Arkansas. Its population was 52,828 at the 2000 United States Census. The county seatGR|6 is at Lonoke, while Cabot is the largest city in the county. Lonoke County is included in the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
Lonoke County is Arkansas's 70th county, formed on
16 April 1873. Its name originates from a "lone oak" tree that stood on the site of the present county seat; the red oaktree was used as a local landmark by a railroad surveyor. Among Arkansas's 75 counties, it is the only one to share its name with its county seat.
The county is the location of the
Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Toltec Mounds State Park, and the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery — one of the world's largest working fish hatcheries.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 802 square miles (2,078 km²), of which, 766 square miles (1,984 km²) of it is land and 36 square miles (94 km²) of it (4.54%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 52,828 people, 19,262 households, and 15,024 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 69 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 20,749 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.03% White, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 19,262 households out of which 40.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,314, and the median income for a family was $46,173. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $22,897 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $17,397. About 8.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.
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