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Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas
City
Location in Izard County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Izard County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Izard, Fulton, Sharp
Area
 • Total 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)
 • Land 13.4 sq mi (34.6 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,184
 • Density 149.6/sq mi (57.78/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72512
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-33370
GNIS feature ID 0065874
Website www.cityofhorseshoebend.org

Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 2,184 at the 2010 census. It is named for the large loop or horseshoe bend in the nearby Strawberry River.

Geography

Horseshoe Bend is located at 36°13′28″N 91°44′40″W / 36.22444°N 91.74444°W / 36.22444; -91.74444 (36.224390, -91.744502).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.6 square miles (38 km2), of which 13.4 square miles (35 km2) is land, and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (8.50%) is water.

Transportation

Major highways

  • Arkansas 289.svg Arkansas Highway 289
  • Arkansas 354.svg Arkansas Highway 354

Airport

The Horseshoe Bend Airport, FAA identifier is 6M2, is owned and operated by the city. The runway is 4,524 ft. x 60 ft. and is paved. It is located at 36°13′3″N 91°45′3″W / 36.2175°N 91.75083°W / 36.2175; -91.75083 (36.2213694, -91.7554833) at an elevation of 782 ft. / 238 m. Its variation is 03E.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 321
1980 1,909 494.7%
1990 2,239 17.3%
2000 2,278 1.7%
2010 2,184 −4.1%
Est. 2015 2,092 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,278 people, 1,142 households, and 725 families residing in the city. The population density was 170.6 people per square mile (65.9/km²). There were 1,451 housing units at an average density of 108.7/sq mi (42.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.28% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,142 households out of which 11.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.42.

In the city, the population was spread out with 12.8% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 13.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 45.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,714, and the median income for a family was $34,129. Males had a median income of $24,286 versus $17,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,987. About 6.9% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


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