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Dallas County
Courthouse in Fordyce
Courthouse in Fordyce
Map of Arkansas highlighting Dallas 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 January 1, 1845
Named for George M. Dallas
Seat Fordyce
Largest city Fordyce
Area
 • Total 668 sq mi (1,730 km2)
 • Land 667 sq mi (1,730 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 8,116
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,009
 • Density 12.150/sq mi (4.691/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,116, making it the fourth-least populous county in Arkansas. The county seat is Fordyce. Dallas County is Arkansas's 49th county, formed on January 1, 1845; it was named for George M. Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 668 square miles (1,730 km2), of which 667 square miles (1,730 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 79.svg U.S. Highway 79
  • US 167.svg U.S. Highway 167
  • Arkansas 7.svg Highway 7
  • Arkansas 8.svg Highway 8
  • Arkansas 9.svg Highway 9
  • Arkansas 46.svg Highway 46
  • Arkansas 48.svg Highway 48

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 6,877
1860 8,283 20.4%
1870 5,707 −31.1%
1880 6,505 14.0%
1890 9,296 42.9%
1900 11,518 23.9%
1910 12,621 9.6%
1920 14,424 14.3%
1930 14,671 1.7%
1940 14,471 −1.4%
1950 12,416 −14.2%
1960 10,522 −15.3%
1970 10,022 −4.8%
1980 10,515 4.9%
1990 9,614 −8.6%
2000 9,210 −4.2%
2010 8,116 −11.9%
2019 (est.) 7,009 −13.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2016
USA Dallas County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Dallas County

2020 census

Dallas County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,425 52.84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,582 39.83%
Native American 14 0.22%
Asian 7 0.11%
Other/Mixed 253 3.9%
Hispanic or Latino 201 3.1%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,482 people, 2,969 households, and 1,797 families residing in the county.

Communities

Cities

Town

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 Dallas County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.

  • Bunn
  • Chester (Carthage)
  • Dry Run (part of Fordyce)
  • Fordyce (most of Fordyce)
  • Holly Springs
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Manchester
  • Nix
  • Owen (Sparkman)
  • Princeton
  • Smith
  • Southall
  • Willow

See also

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