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Hoxie, Arkansas
Location of Hoxie in Lawrence County, Arkansas.
Location of Hoxie in Lawrence County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lawrence
Government
 • Type Municipal
Area
 • Total 6.67 sq mi (17.26 km2)
 • Land 6.67 sq mi (17.26 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
269 ft (82 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,598
 • Density 389.74/sq mi (150.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72433
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-33580
GNIS feature ID 0057952

Hoxie is a city in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States. It lies immediately south of Walnut Ridge. The population was 2,780 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Hoxie is located at 36°2′55″N 90°58′38″W / 36.04861°N 90.97722°W / 36.04861; -90.97722 (36.048616, -90.977296).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all land.

List of highways

U.S. Highways 63 and 67 intersect and cross each other in Hoxie. U.S. 63 enters Arkansas at the Missouri line at Thayer, Missouri, and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, two contiguous cities. U.S. 63 then goes southeastward to connect with Interstate 55 near Turrell, in Crittenden County. It runs contiguous with I-55 and I-40 for a ways. Both those interstates cross the Mississippi River into Memphis, Tennessee. U.S. 63 is then contiguous with a number of other routes southward in Arkansas, leaving Arkansas for Louisiana at Junction City, in Union County. U.S. 67 is a southwest—northeast bisector of Arkansas.

Two railroads, the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and the Union Pacific, have mainline tracks that cross each other at Hoxie—the BNSF in a generally northwest-southeast direction, and the UP in a generally north and south direction. This same situation also occurs in Jonesboro, in Craighead County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 102
1900 125 22.5%
1910 915 632.0%
1920 1,711 87.0%
1930 1,448 −15.4%
1940 1,466 1.2%
1950 1,855 26.5%
1960 1,886 1.7%
1970 2,265 20.1%
1980 2,961 30.7%
1990 2,676 −9.6%
2000 2,817 5.3%
2010 2,780 −1.3%
2020 2,598 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Hoxie racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,407 92.65%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 14 0.54%
Native American 10 0.38%
Asian 3 0.12%
Pacific Islander 1 0.04%
Other/Mixed 138 5.31%
Hispanic or Latino 25 0.96%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,598 people, 1,186 households, and 616 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,780 people, 1,108 households, and 797 families residing in the city. The population density was 707.5 people per square mile (273.3/km2). There were 1,241 housing units at an average density of 311.7 per square mile (120.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.15% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,108 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,726, and the median income for a family was $30,085. Males had a median income of $26,583 versus $18,418 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,190. About 20.7% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.3% of those under age 18 and 28.0% of those age 65 or over.

History

On August 17, 2014, at 2:30 AM, two Union Pacific freight trains collided in Hoxie, killing two people and causing the evacuation of about 500 people within a 1.5 square mile radius. U.S. 67 was closed for approximately one week for cleanup and repair.

Education

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Hoxie School District, which leads to graduation from Hoxie High School. The school mascot and athletic emblem is the Mustang with green and white serving as the school colors.

Notable people

  • Billy Taylor, All-American football player
  • Miller Williams, poet
  • Raven Gates, TV personality

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