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Boone County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 9, 1869
Seat Harrison
Largest City Harrison
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

602 sq mi (1,559 km²)
590 sq mi (1,528 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 1.9%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

37,222
63/sq mi (24/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.boonecountyar.com/

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,903. The county seat is Harrison. It is Arkansas's 62nd county, formed on April 9, 1869.

Boone County is part of the Harrison, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Boone County was formed from the eastern portion of Carroll County. Contrary to popular belief, it was not named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. It was originally called Boon, since the residents believed it would be a "boon" to all who settled there. The "e" was added to the name later.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 602 square miles (1,560 km2), of which 590 sq mi (1,500 km2) is land and 12 sq mi (31 km2) (1.9%) is water. The county is located in the northwest portion of the state, and borders Missouri to the north.

The county lies entirely within the Ozark Mountains. Rolling hills characterize the topography, with the more rugged Boston Mountains lying just to the south. Isolated peaks of the Boston Mountain range are found in the south, including Boat Mountain, Pilot's Knob, and Gaither Mountain. Portions of Bull Shoals Lake and Table Rock Lake lie in the northeast and northwest corners, respectively. The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains popular campsites on the lakes at Lead Hill and Cricket Creek. Crooked Creek, popular with bass fishermen, winds through the county from south to east.

Major highways

  • US 62 (1961).svg US 62
  • US 412.svg US 412
  • US 65 (1961).svg U.S. Route 65
  • US 65B.svg U.S. Route 65B
  • Arkansas 7.svg Highway 7
  • Arkansas 14.svg Highway 14
  • Arkansas 43.svg Highway 43
  • Arkansas 123.svg Highway 123
  • Arkansas 206.svg Highway 206
  • Arkansas 281.svg Highway 281
  • Arkansas 392.svg Highway 392
  • Arkansas 396.svg Highway 396
  • Arkansas 397.svg Highway 397
  • Arkansas 980(Airport).svg Highway 980

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 7,032
1880 12,146 72.7%
1890 15,816 30.2%
1900 16,396 3.7%
1910 14,318 −12.7%
1920 16,098 12.4%
1930 14,937 −7.2%
1940 15,860 6.2%
1950 16,260 2.5%
1960 16,116 −0.9%
1970 19,073 18.3%
1980 26,067 36.7%
1990 28,297 8.6%
2000 33,948 20.0%
2010 36,903 8.7%
Est. 2015 37,222 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Boone County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Boone County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 33,948 people, 13,851 households, and 9,861 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 15,426 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.60% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,851 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,988, and the median income for a family was $34,974. Males had a median income of $27,114 versus $19,229 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,175. About 10.70% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Historic communities

  • Elixir was a town in the vicinity of many springs. It was nearby present day Bergman. Heavy rains flooded the town in 1883, which was a major factor in its decline by 1892. In the 1880s, both Lead Hill and Elixir were expecting a railroad but none materialized. This also helped the town's decline. Although the town is gone, the township of Elixir remains and currently contains Bergman.
  • Keener was a town around one mile south of present-day Bergman. Keener was strong in the 1880s and had a population of about 1,000 people. But, Keener began to decline fast by 1892.

Townships

Boone County Arkansas Townships 2010 large
Townships in Boone 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 Boone County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.

Former townships include Bear Creek, Crooked Creek, Elmwood, Harrison, Washington, and Young.

Township FIPS code ANSI code
(GNIS ID)
Population
center(s)
Pop.
(2010)
Pop.
density
(/mi²)
Pop.
density
(/km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Batavia 05-90144 00069604 911 85.48 33 10.658 27.60 0.027 0.06993 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Bellefonte 05-90219 00069605 Bellefonte, Harrison 2380 93.94 36.27 25.334 65.61 0.047 0.1217 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Blythe 05-90375 00069606 245 20.76 8.01 11.803 30.57 0.054 0.1399 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Bryan 05-90507 00069607 Harrison 1018 57.03 22.02 17.621 45.64 0.018 0.04662 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Carrollton 05-90678 00069608 Alpena 843 32.5 12.55 25.935 67.17 0.214 0.5543 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Elixir 05-91224 00069609 Bergman 2802 53.88 20.80 52.002 134.7 0.051 0.1321 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Ewing 05-91260 00069610 458 37.55 14.50 12.196 31.59 0.006 0.01554 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Gaither 05-91404 00069611 676 32.20 12.43 20.991 54.37 0.014 0.03626 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Jackson 05-91848 00069612 Harrison 1340 61.64 23.80 21.739 56.30 0.006 0.01554 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Jefferson 05-91914 00069613 Valley Springs 1202 77.16 29.79 15.579 40.35 0.002 0.005180 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Lee 05-92133 00069614 1867 40.73 15.73 45.837 118.7 0.004 0.01036 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Long Creek 05-92268 00069615 902 22.75 8.78 39.655 102.7 0.071 0.1839 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
North Harrison 05-92715 00069616 Harrison 8057 475.82 183.70 16.933 43.86 0.055 0.1424 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Olvey 05-92757 00069617 440 37.27 14.39 11.807 30.58 0.013 0.03367 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Omaha 05-92760 00069618 Omaha 2267 29.07 11.22 77.985 202.0 1.001 2.593 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Prairie 05-92979 00069619 Everton 444 27.36 10.54 16.266 42.13 0.006 0.01554 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
South Harrison 05-93435 00069620 Harrison 7590 280.06 108.14 27.101 70.19 0.074 0.1917 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Sugar Loaf 05-93522 00069621 Diamond City, Lead Hill, South Lead Hill 2320 27.61 10.66 84.026 217.6 9.806 25.40 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Summit 05-93552 00069622 556 17.27 6.59 32.201 83.40 0.076 0.1968 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Zinc 05-94134 00069623 Zinc 585 23.82 9.20 24.563 63.62 0.055 0.1424 Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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