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Calhoun County
Calhoun County Courthouse in Hampton
Calhoun County Courthouse in Hampton
Map of Arkansas highlighting Calhoun County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
Founded December 6, 1850
Named for John C. Calhoun
Seat Hampton
Largest city Hampton
Area
 • Total 632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Land 629 sq mi (1,630 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (10 km2)  0.6%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,368
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,189
 • Density 8.494/sq mi (3.2794/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • US 79.svg U.S. Highway 79
  • US 167.svg U.S. Highway 167
  • US 278.svg U.S. Highway 278
  • Arkansas 160.svg Highway 160

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,103
1870 3,853 −6.1%
1880 5,671 47.2%
1890 7,267 28.1%
1900 8,539 17.5%
1910 9,894 15.9%
1920 11,807 19.3%
1930 9,752 −17.4%
1940 9,636 −1.2%
1950 7,132 −26.0%
1960 5,991 −16.0%
1970 5,573 −7.0%
1980 6,079 9.1%
1990 5,826 −4.2%
2000 5,744 −1.4%
2010 5,368 −6.5%
2019 (est.) 5,189 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2016
USA Calhoun County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Calhoun County

2020 census

Calhoun County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,499 73.83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 913 19.27%
Native American 3 0.06%
Asian 5 0.11%
Pacific Islander 9 0.19%
Other/Mixed 183 3.86%
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.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Townships

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.

Education

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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