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Mansfield, Arkansas
City
Motto: "Gateway to Poteau Mountain"
Location in Scott County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Scott County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Sebastian, Scott
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,121
 • Density 498.6/sq mi (185.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72944
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-43880
GNIS feature ID 0077591

Mansfield is a city in Scott and Sebastian counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The Sebastian County portion of the city is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,139. The population was 1,097 at the 2000 census. The Mansfield High School Football Team has beaten Waldron High School 10 years in a row.

History

Mansfield was named for Judge W.W. Mansfield.

Geography

Mansfield is located at 35°3′32″N 94°14′47″W / 35.05889°N 94.24639°W / 35.05889; -94.24639 (35.058985, -94.246321).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.89%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 243
1900 368 51.4%
1910 816 121.7%
1920 923 13.1%
1930 919 −0.4%
1940 1,002 9.0%
1950 869 −13.3%
1960 881 1.4%
1970 981 11.4%
1980 1,000 1.9%
1990 1,018 1.8%
2000 1,097 7.8%
2010 1,139 3.8%
Est. 2015 1,096 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2013, there were 1,121 people, 440 households, and 289 families residing in the city. The population density was 493.2 people per square mile (190.8/km²). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 227.1 per square mile (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.81% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 3.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 440 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,938, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,534 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,012. About 13.2% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.


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