Calhoun County, Arkansas facts for kids
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Calhoun County Courthouse in Hampton
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 6, 1850|
|Named for||John C. Calhoun|
|• Total||632 sq mi (1,640 km2)|
|• Land||629 sq mi (1,630 km2)|
|• Water||3.8 sq mi (10 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||8.494/sq mi (3.2794/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Calhoun County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,368, making it the least populous county in Arkansas. The county seat is Hampton. Calhoun County is Arkansas's 55th county, formed on December 6, 1850, and named for John C. Calhoun, a Vice President of the United States.
The county is part of the Camden, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 632 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 629 square miles (1,630 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.6%) is water.
- Dallas County (north)
- Cleveland County (northeast)
- Bradley County (east)
- Union County (south)
- Ouachita County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||913||19.27%|
|Hispanic or Latino||127||2.68%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,739 people, 1,850 households, and 1,302 families residing in the county.
Note: Unlike most counties, Calhoun County has numbered townships instead of named townships.
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 Calhoun County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
- Township 1 (Thornton)
- Township 2
- Township 3 (Tinsman)
- Township 4 (Harrell)
- Township 5
- Township 6
- Township 7
- Township 8 (part of Hampton)
- Township 9 (most of Hampton)
Public education for elementary and secondary school students is primarily provided by the Hampton School District, which leads to graduation from Hampton High School.
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