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Gould, Arkansas
City
Gould water tower
Gould water tower
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,305
 • Density 870/sq mi (326.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71643
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-27730
GNIS feature ID 0077045

Gould is a city in Lincoln County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 1,305 at the 2000 U.S. census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gould is a farming community. It was named after the American railroad magnate Jay Gould.

Geography

Gould is located at 33°59′9″N 91°33′42″W / 33.98583°N 91.56167°W / 33.98583; -91.56167 (33.985920, -91.561578).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land. It sits near the western edge of the Arkansas Delta in the Delta Lowlands sub-region.

Gould is about 70 miles (110 km) southeast of Little Rock. The area is in proximity to the Cummins Unit state prison, as well as the Varner Unit state prison.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 57
1920 318 457.9%
1930 827 160.1%
1940 908 9.8%
1950 1,076 18.5%
1960 1,210 12.5%
1970 1,386 14.5%
1980 1,671 20.6%
1990 1,470 −12.0%
2000 1,305 −11.2%
2010 837 −35.9%
Est. 2015 778 −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,305 people, 498 households, and 340 families residing in the city. The population density was 844.4 people per square mile (325.1/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 389.5/sq mi (150.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 20.23% White, 78.01% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 498 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were married couples living together, 32.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,031, and the median income for a family was $24,028. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $18,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,881. About 28.0% of families and 35.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 33.6% of those age 65 or over.

Bankruptcy

In 2008 the town declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy.


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