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Independence County
Historic Charles R. Handford House in Batesville.
Historic Charles R. Handford House in Batesville.
Map of Arkansas highlighting Independence County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
Founded October 20, 1820
Named for Declaration of Independence
Seat Batesville
Largest city Batesville
Area
 • Total 772 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Land 764 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Water 7.6 sq mi (20 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 36,647
 • Estimate 
(2019)
37,825
 • Density 47.470/sq mi (18.328/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 1st

Independence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,647. The county seat is Batesville. Independence County is Arkansas's ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Batesville, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Independence County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 772 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 764 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.0%) is water.

List Of Highways

  • US 167.svg U.S. Highway 167
  • Arkansas 14.svg Arkansas Highway 14
  • Arkansas 25.svg Arkansas Highway 25
  • Arkansas 37.svg Arkansas Highway 37
  • Arkansas 69.svg Arkansas Highway 69
  • Arkansas 69B.svg Arkansas Highway 69 Business
  • Arkansas 87.svg Arkansas Highway 87
  • Arkansas 106.svg Arkansas Highway 106
  • Arkansas 122.svg Arkansas Highway 122
  • Arkansas 157.svg Arkansas Highway 157
  • Arkansas 230.svg Arkansas Highway 230
  • Arkansas 233.svg Arkansas Highway 233
  • Arkansas 333.svg Arkansas Highway 333
  • Arkansas 367.svg Arkansas Highway 367
  • Arkansas 394.svg Arkansas Highway 394

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 2,031
1840 3,669 80.6%
1850 7,767 111.7%
1860 14,307 84.2%
1870 14,566 1.8%
1880 18,086 24.2%
1890 21,961 21.4%
1900 22,557 2.7%
1910 24,776 9.8%
1920 23,976 −3.2%
1930 24,225 1.0%
1940 25,643 5.9%
1950 23,488 −8.4%
1960 20,048 −14.6%
1970 22,723 13.3%
1980 30,147 32.7%
1990 31,192 3.5%
2000 34,233 9.7%
2010 36,647 7.1%
2019 (est.) 37,825 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2016
USA Independence County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Independence County

2020 census

Independence County racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 31,511 83.06%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 830 2.19%
Native American 133 0.35%
Asian 340 0.9%
Pacific Islander 30 0.08%
Other/Mixed 1,836 4.84%
Hispanic or Latino 3,258 8.59%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 37,938 people, 14,322 households, and 9,929 families residing in the county.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Townships

Independence County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large
Townships in Independence County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Independence County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.

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See also

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