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Etowah, Arkansas
Town Hall in Etowah
Town Hall in Etowah
Location of Etowah in Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Location of Etowah in Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Mississippi
Seat Etowah Town Hall
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council Government
Area
 • Total 5.94 sq mi (15.39 km2)
 • Land 5.94 sq mi (15.38 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 254
 • Density 42.77/sq mi (16.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72428
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-22120
GNIS feature ID 0057729

Etowah is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 366 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Etowah is located at 35°43′2″N 90°13′19″W / 35.71722°N 90.22194°W / 35.71722; -90.22194 (35.717221, -90.221893).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.3 km² (5.9 mi²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 366
2010 351 −4.1%
2020 254 −27.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 351 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 89.5% White, 1.1% Black, 0.3% Asian and 2.0% from two or more races. 7.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 366 people, 137 households, and 106 families living in the town. The population density was 24.0/km2 (62.1/mi2). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 10.0/km2 (26.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.81% White, 1.37% Black or African American, 1.64% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 137 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,563, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $19,643 versus $17,679 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,890. About 13.3% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 23.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Manila School District operates area public schools. The Etowah School District consolidated into the Manila district on July 1, 1986.

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