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Clockwise from top: Conway County Courthouse, the Arkansas River, Cedar Falls, a panoramic view of the Arkansas River Valley from Petit Jean State Park, the Morrilton Train Station, and downtown Morrilton
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||October 20, 1825|
|Named for||Henry Wharton Conway|
|• Total||566.66 sq mi (1,467.6 km2)|
|• Land||556.15 sq mi (1,440.4 km2)|
|• Water||10.51 sq mi (27.2 km2) 1.8%%|
|• Density||37.5/sq mi (14.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Conway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Created as Arkansas's 11th county on October 20, 1825, Conway County has four incorporated municipalities, including Morrilton, the county seat and most populous city. The county is also the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. The county is named for Henry Wharton Conway, a politician from a powerful political family who served as the delegate from the Arkansas Territory to the U.S. Congress from 1823 to 1827.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,273. The county seat is Morrilton. The county was formed on October 20, 1825, from a portion of Pulaski County and named for Henry Wharton Conway who was the territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress.
In 2010, the center of population of Arkansas was located in Conway County, near the city of Plumerville.
Conway County was formed on October 20, 1825 from a portion of Pulaski County and named for Henry Wharton Conway, who was the territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress. From 1831 until 1883, Lewisburg was the county seat.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 567 square miles (1,470 km2), of which 552 square miles (1,430 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.5%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Arkansas by area.
- Interstate 40
- U.S. Highway 64]
- Highway 9
- Highway 92
- Highway 95
- Highway 124
- Highway 154
- Van Buren County (north)
- Faulkner County (east)
- Perry County (south)
- Yell County (southwest)
- Pope County (west)
National protected area
- Ozark National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,190||10.57%|
|Hispanic or Latino||886||4.28%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 20,715 people, 8,309 households, and 5,600 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 census, there were 21,273 people, 8,463 households, and 4,473 families in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (14/km2). There were 9,720 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 84.2% White, 11.2% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. 3.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 8,463 households 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.4% of households were one person and 11.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.
The age distribution was 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% 65 or older. The median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median household income was $32,700 and the median family income was $48,116. Males had a median income of $38,675 versus $26,318 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,909. About 10.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
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 Conway County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
In Spanish: Condado de Conway para niños
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