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Imboden, Arkansas
City
Location in Lawrence County, Arkansas
Location in Lawrence County, Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
315 ft (96 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 640
 • Density 502.75/sq mi (194.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72434
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-34150
GNIS feature ID 0057965

Imboden is a city in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 677 at the 2010 census. It is named after a family of settlers.

History

The community was first settled around 1828 and was incorporated in 1887.

In 1912, Imboden elected Joe Sullivan as the youngest elected mayor in the United States of that period. He was 21 years old and paralyzed so relied on a goat-driven cart. He left the town in 1914 to pursue further education.

Imboden has two public schools. Sloan-Hendrix School was established in 1899 as Sloan-Hendrix Academy, a private school affiliated with Hendrix College in Conway. It later became a public school. Imboden Area Charter School, an open-enrollment public charter school, opened in 2002.

Geography

Imboden is located at 36°12′6″N 91°10′48″W / 36.20167°N 91.18000°W / 36.20167; -91.18000 (36.201766, -91.179899).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

List Of Highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 157
1900 411 161.8%
1910 600 46.0%
1920 630 5.0%
1930 564 −10.5%
1940 525 −6.9%
1950 447 −14.9%
1960 400 −10.5%
1970 496 24.0%
1980 661 33.3%
1990 616 −6.8%
2000 684 11.0%
2010 677 −1.0%
2020 640 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Imboden racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 580 90.63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4 0.63%
Native American 2 0.31%
Asian 1 0.16%
Other/Mixed 30 4.69%
Hispanic or Latino 23 3.59%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 640 people, 294 households, and 203 families residing in the town.

Education

Public education is provided by:

  • Sloan–Hendrix School District, which leads to graduation from Sloan–Hendrix High School.
  • Imboden Area Charter School, an open-enrollment school for kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Imboden Disaster Facility is currently being constructed in town. This facility is part of the Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education - Arkansas State University.

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