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Izard County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Izard County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded October 27, 1825
Seat Melbourne
Largest City Horseshoe Bend
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

584 sq mi (1,513 km²)
581 sq mi (1,505 km²)
3.4 sq mi (9 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

13,445
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.izardcountyar.org/
Named for: George Izard

Izard County /ˈɪzɜːrd/ is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,696. The county seat is Melbourne. Izard County is Arkansas's thirteenth county, formed on October 27, 1825, and named for War of 1812 General and Arkansas Territorial Governor George Izard. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 581 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Major highways

  • Arkansas 5.svg Arkansas Highway 5
  • Arkansas 9.svg Arkansas Highway 9
  • Arkansas 56.svg Arkansas Highway 56
  • Arkansas 58.svg Arkansas Highway 58
  • Arkansas 69.svg Arkansas Highway 69
  • Arkansas 69B.svg Arkansas Highway 69 Business
  • Arkansas 177.svg Arkansas Highway 177
  • Arkansas 223.svg Arkansas Highway 223
  • Arkansas 289.svg Arkansas Highway 289
  • Arkansas 354.svg Arkansas Highway 354

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,266
1840 2,240 76.9%
1850 3,213 43.4%
1860 7,215 124.6%
1870 6,806 −5.7%
1880 10,857 59.5%
1890 13,038 20.1%
1900 13,506 3.6%
1910 14,561 7.8%
1920 13,871 −4.7%
1930 12,872 −7.2%
1940 12,834 −0.3%
1950 9,953 −22.4%
1960 6,766 −32.0%
1970 7,381 9.1%
1980 10,768 45.9%
1990 11,364 5.5%
2000 13,249 16.6%
2010 13,696 3.4%
Est. 2015 13,445 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Izard County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Izard County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 13,249 people, 5,440 households, and 3,769 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,591 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.41% White, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,440 households out of which 25.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county, the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,670, and the median income for a family was $32,313. Males had a median income of $22,389 versus $18,450 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,397. About 13.60% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Izard County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large
Townships in Izard 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 Izard 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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