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Cleburne County
Cleburne County Courthouse in Heber Springs, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Cleburne County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Arkansas
Founded February 20, 1883
Named for Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne
Seat Heber Springs
Largest city Heber Springs
 • Total 592 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Land 554 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water 38 sq mi (100 km2)  6.5%%
 • Total 25,970
 • Estimate 
 • Density 43.87/sq mi (16.938/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st

Cleburne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,970. The county seat and most populous city is Heber Springs. The county was formed on February 20, 1883 as the last of Arkansas's 75 counties to be formed. It is named for Confederate Major-General Patrick Cleburne. Cleburne is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 554 square miles (1,430 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) (6.5%) is water. Much of the water area in the County includes Greers Ferry Lake, which extends westward into neighboring Van Buren County.

Major highways

  • Arkansas 5.svg Arkansas Highway 5
  • Arkansas 16.svg Arkansas Highway 16
  • Arkansas 25.svg Arkansas Highway 25
  • Arkansas 25B.svg Arkansas Highway 25B
  • Arkansas 25S.svg Arkansas Highway 25S
  • Arkansas 87.svg Arkansas Highway 87
  • Arkansas 92.svg Arkansas Highway 92
  • Arkansas 107.svg Arkansas Highway 107
  • Arkansas 110.svg Arkansas Highway 110
  • Arkansas 124.svg Arkansas Highway 124
  • Arkansas 210.svg Arkansas Highway 210
  • Arkansas 225.svg Arkansas Highway 225
  • Arkansas 263.svg Arkansas Highway 263
  • Arkansas 336.svg Arkansas Highway 336
  • Arkansas 337.svg Arkansas Highway 337
  • Arkansas 356.svg Arkansas Highway 356
  • Arkansas 980(Airport).svg Arkansas Highway 980

Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 7,884
1900 9,628 22.1%
1910 11,903 23.6%
1920 12,696 6.7%
1930 11,373 −10.4%
1940 13,134 15.5%
1950 11,487 −12.5%
1960 9,059 −21.1%
1970 10,349 14.2%
1980 16,909 63.4%
1990 19,411 14.8%
2000 24,046 23.9%
2010 25,850 7.5%
2019 (est.) 24,919 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2016
USA Cleburne County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Cleburne County

As of the 2000 census, there were 24,046 people, 10,190 households, and 7,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km2). There were 13,732 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.20% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,190 households, out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 21.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,531, and the median income for a family was $37,273. Males had a median income of $28,844 versus $19,672 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,250. About 9.00% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.




Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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

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