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Berryville, Arkansas
City
Berryville Town Square (2006)
Berryville Town Square (2006)
Location within Carroll County and Arkansas
Location within Carroll County and Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Carroll
Founded 1850
Area
 • Total 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 • Land 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,356
 • Estimate (2015) 5,371
 • Density 878.0/sq mi (339.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72616
Area code 870, exchange 423,480
FIPS code 5-5560
GNIS ID 46413
Website berryville.com

Berryville is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 5,356 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in Carroll County. Along with Eureka Springs, it is one of the two county seats of Carroll County.

History

Berryville, Arkansas (1914)
Berryville, 1914

Berryville was founded by local settler Blackburn Henderson Berry in 1850; his nephew James Henderson Berry would become the fourteenth governor of Arkansas in 1883.

Geography

U.S. Route 62 passes through the center of the city, leading east 30 miles (48 km) to Harrison and west 46 miles (74 km) to Rogers. Eureka Springs is 12 miles (19 km) to the west on US 62. Arkansas Highway 21 leads north from Berryville 16 miles (26 km) to the Missouri line.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Berryville has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 253
1890 549 117.0%
1900 551 0.4%
1910 785 42.5%
1920 1,474 87.8%
1930 1,286 −12.8%
1940 1,482 15.2%
1950 1,753 18.3%
1960 1,999 14.0%
1970 2,271 13.6%
1980 2,966 30.6%
1990 3,212 8.3%
2000 4,433 38.0%
2010 5,356 20.8%
Est. 2015 5,371 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate
Berryville Post Office
The Berryville Post Office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,356 people, 1,963 households, and 1,309 families residing in the city. The population density was 879.0 people per square mile (339.2/km²). There were 2,155 housing units at an average density of 353.3 per square mile (136.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.7% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 13.2% some other race, and 2.6% two or more races. 24.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,963 households, out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were headed by married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65, and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.5 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

For the period 2008–2012, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $30,046, and the median income for a family was $37,717. Male full-time workers had a median income of $28,244 versus $24,074 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,924. About 14.2% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest

Saunders' Museum, which has guns used by outlaws such as Pancho Villa, Billy the Kid, and many others, as well as other items of interest, is located in the center of town.

Cosmic Cavern is 7 miles (11 km) north of town on Arkansas Highway 21.

Berryville is the home of handgun manufacturing companies of Nighthawk Custom and Wilson Combat, as well as the International Defensive Pistol Association, a body that sanctions practical shooting competitions that emphasize real-world self-defense scenarios.

Little Portion Hermitage, a community founded by Christian musician John Michael Talbot, is located outside of Berryville.

Transportation

  • US 62 (1961).svg US Highway 62
  • US 62S.svg US Highway 62 Spur
  • Arkansas 21.svg Arkansas Highway 21
  • Arkansas 143.svg Arkansas Highway 143
  • Arkansas 221.svg Arkansas Highway 221
  • Arkansas 980(Airport).svg Arkansas Highway 980

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