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Chidester, Arkansas
Chidester Mercantile on Main St
Chidester Mercantile on Main St
Location of Chidester in Ouachita County, Arkansas.
Location of Chidester in Ouachita County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Ouachita
Area
 • Total 5.31 sq mi (13.76 km2)
 • Land 5.31 sq mi (13.76 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
236 ft (72 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 253
 • Density 47.61/sq mi (18.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71726
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-13750
GNIS feature ID 0057546

Chidester is a city in Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Chidester is located at 33°42′5″N 93°1′24″W / 33.70139°N 93.02333°W / 33.70139; -93.02333 (33.701331, -93.023349).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 211
1920 280 32.7%
1930 399 42.5%
1940 508 27.3%
1950 425 −16.3%
1960 348 −18.1%
1970 232 −33.3%
1980 342 47.4%
1990 489 43.0%
2000 335 −31.5%
2010 287 −14.3%
2020 253 −11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

2020 census

Chidester racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 115 45.45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 129 50.99%
Other/Mixed 6 2.37%
Hispanic or Latino 3 1.19%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 253 people, 112 households, and 66 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 287 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 57.5% Black, 41.8% White, 0.3% Native American and 0.3% from two or more races.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chidester has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Education

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is available from Camden Fairview School District, which leads to graduation from Camden Fairview High School.

The Chidester School District consolidated into the Fairview School District on July 1, 1987; the Fairview district later became the Camden-Fairview School District as it had absorbed the Camden School District on October 16, 1990.

Previously the Camden Fairview district operated Chidester Elementary School. It occupied the former Chidester Public School, a high school building, and was established in 1987. Its school facility was built in 1968.

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