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Atkins
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Atkins
Atkins
Location of Atkins in Pope County, Arkansas.
Location of Atkins in Pope County, Arkansas.
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Coordinates: 35°14′37″N 92°56′18″W / 35.24361°N 92.93833°W / 35.24361; -92.93833Coordinates: 35°14′37″N 92°56′18″W / 35.24361°N 92.93833°W / 35.24361; -92.93833
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pope
Area
 • Total 6.14 sq mi (15.89 km2)
 • Land 6.13 sq mi (15.88 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
371 ft (113 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,859
 • Density 466.39/sq mi (180.09/km2)
Time zone UTC−06:00 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP Code
72823
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-02590
GNIS feature ID 0045966

Atkins is a city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 3,016 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Atkins is located at 35°14′37″N 92°56′18″W / 35.24361°N 92.93833°W / 35.24361; -92.93833 (35.243485, -92.938212).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (16 km2), all of it land. Many Atkins residents commute to nearby Russellville, Arkansas for work, school, and recreation due to its close location.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 519
1890 660 27.2%
1900 745 12.9%
1910 1,258 68.9%
1920 1,529 21.5%
1930 1,364 −10.8%
1940 1,322 −3.1%
1950 1,291 −2.3%
1960 1,391 7.7%
1970 2,015 44.9%
1980 3,002 49.0%
1990 2,834 −5.6%
2000 2,878 1.6%
2010 3,016 4.8%
2020 2,859 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,016 people in 1,118 households, including 849 families, in the city. The population density was 471.8 people per square mile (181/km2). There were 1,288 housing units at an average density of 211.1 per square mile (81/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.9% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. 2.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,118 households 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 25.3% of households were one person and 11.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95.

The age distribution was 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% 65 or older. The median age was 38.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median household income was $40,112 and the median family income was $49,754. Males had a median income of $33,191 versus $38,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,605. About 6.4% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Ellis Kinder, major league baseball pitcher; Atkins native
  • Wilson Matthews, former University of Arkansas assistant football coach; Atkins native
  • Norris Church Mailer, writer, wife of Norman Mailer
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