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Hackett, Arkansas
Location of Hackett in Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Location of Hackett in Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Sebastian
Area
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.79 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
538 ft (164 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 784
 • Density 546.34/sq mi (211.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72937
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-29290
GNIS feature ID 0077101

Hackett is a city in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 812 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Hackett is located at 35°11′15″N 94°24′47″W / 35.18750°N 94.41306°W / 35.18750; -94.41306 (35.187391, -94.413090).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 172
1890 458 166.3%
1900 330 −27.9%
1910 363 10.0%
1920 398 9.6%
1930 316 −20.6%
1940 436 38.0%
1950 440 0.9%
1960 328 −25.5%
1970 462 40.9%
1980 505 9.3%
1990 490 −3.0%
2000 694 41.6%
2010 812 17.0%
2020 784 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 694 people, 277 households and 193 families residing in the city. The population density was 424.8 per square mile (164.4/km2). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 179.9/sq mi (69.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.10% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 2.16% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 277 households, of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

27.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median household income was $30,809 and the median family income was $35,909. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,051. About 7.9% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 28.4% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

Deer Acres Zoo, located on Jensen Road, has a variety of creatures including capybaras, monkeys and alligators.

Education

Public elementary and secondary schools are administered by the Hackett School District and its two schools. Both schools are fully accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and AdvancED. The district and school mascot and athletic emblem is the Hornet with school colors of black and gold.

  • Hackett Elementary School, serving kindergarten through grade 6.
  • Hackett High School, serving grades 7 through 12.

Notable person

  • Hugh Franklin Waters—U.S. federal judge
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