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Madison County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded September 30, 1836
Seat Huntsville
Largest City Huntsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

837 sq mi (2,168 km²)
834 sq mi (2,160 km²)
2.8 sq mi (7 km²), 0.3%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

15,767
19/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://madisoncogov.com/

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,717. The county seat is Huntsville. The county was formed on September 30, 1836, and named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States.

Madison County is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 837 square miles (2,170 km2), of which 834 square miles (2,160 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Ozark National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,775
1850 4,823 73.8%
1860 7,740 60.5%
1870 8,231 6.3%
1880 11,455 39.2%
1890 17,402 51.9%
1900 19,864 14.1%
1910 16,056 −19.2%
1920 14,918 −7.1%
1930 13,334 −10.6%
1940 14,531 9.0%
1950 11,734 −19.2%
1960 9,068 −22.7%
1970 9,453 4.2%
1980 11,373 20.3%
1990 11,618 2.2%
2000 14,243 22.6%
2010 15,717 10.3%
Est. 2015 15,767 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Madison County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Madison County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 14,243 people, 5,463 households, and 4,080 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/mi²). There were 6,537 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.94% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 3.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,463 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.00% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,895, and the median income for a family was $32,910. Males had a median income of $24,911 versus $18,786 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,736. About 14.70% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.60% of those under age 18 and 18.00% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Major highways

  • US 412.svg U.S. Highway 412
  • Arkansas 12.svg Highway 12
  • Arkansas 16.svg Highway 16
  • Arkansas 21.svg Highway 21
  • Arkansas 23.svg Highway 23
  • Arkansas 45.svg Highway 45
  • Arkansas 74.svg Highway 74

Airport

The Huntsville Municipal Airport is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Huntsville.

Communities

City

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Madison County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large
Townships in Madison 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 Madison County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.

Township FIPS code ANSI code
(GNIS ID)
Population
center(s)
Pop.
(2010)
Pop.
density
(/mi²)
Pop.
density
(/km²)
Total area
(mi²)
Total area
(km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Alabam 05-90009 00068839 1,261 21.90 8.46 57.903 150.0 57.572 149.1 0.331 0.8573 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Bohannan 05-90392 00068840 631 36.81 14.21 17.202 44.55 17.140 44.39 0.062 0.1606 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Boston 05-90414 00068841 168 2.54 0.98 66.351 171.8 66.267 171.6 0.084 0.2176 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Bowen 05-90426 00068842 486 15.18 5.86 32.123 83.20 32.013 82.91 0.110 0.2849 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
California 05-90426 00068842 1,303 15.36 5.93 85.034 220.2 84.848 219.8 0.186 0.4817 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Hilburn 05-91722 00068844 St. Paul 310 16.39 6.33 18.942 49.06 18.914 48.99 0.028 0.07252 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Japton 05-91902 00068845 441 17.28 6.67 25.603 66.31 25.528 66.12 0.075 0.1942 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Kentucky 05-92028 00068846 265 5.82 2.25 45.546 118.0 45.508 117.9 0.038 0.09842 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Kings River 05-92055 00068847 769 12.16 4.69 63.474 164.4 63.229 163.8 0.245 0.6345 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Lamar 05-92103 00068848 949 33.88 13.08 28.138 72.88 28.010 72.55 0.128 0.3315 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Lincoln 05-92208 00068849 229 9.19 3.55 24.982 64.70 24.920 64.54 0.062 0.1606 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Marble 05-92367 00068850 318 19.48 7.52 16.398 42.47 16.323 42.28 0.166 0.4299 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Mill Creek 05-92481 00068851 610 9.44 3.65 64.711 167.6 64.590 167.3 0.121 0.3134 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Prairie 05-93000 00068852 Hindsville 1,632 31.40 12.12 52.182 135.2 51.976 134.6 0.206 0.5335 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Purdy 05-93048 00068853 314 2.45 8.67 14.029 36.33 13.989 36.23 0.040 0.1036 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Richland 05-93144 00068854 567 21.56 8.32 26.372 68.30 26.299 68.11 0.073 0.1891 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Valley 05-93759 00068855 517 13.88 5.36 37.414 96.90 37.235 96.44 0.179 0.4636 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Venus 05-93792 00068856 244 6.65 2.53 36.783 95.27 36.717 95.10 0.066 0.1709 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
War Eagle 05-93888 00068857 Huntsville 4,037 67.55 26.08 60.177 155.9 59.762 154.8 0.415 1.075 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Wharton 05-93976 01986189 418 12.24 4.72 34.308 88.86 34.160 88.47 0.148 0.3833 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
White River 05-94017 00068859 248 8.48 3.27 29.317 75.93 29.255 75.77 0.062 0.1606 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Source: "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: County Subdivisions in Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/county_sub_list_05.txt.

Source: "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer2010.html.


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