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Perla, Arkansas
Town
Location in Hot Spring County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Hot Spring County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Hot Spring
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 241
 • Density 191.7/sq mi (67.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72104
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-54620
GNIS feature ID 0053285

Perla is a town in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 239 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Perla is located at 34°21′52″N 92°46′44″W / 34.36444°N 92.77889°W / 34.36444; -92.77889 (34.364535, -92.778771).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 227
1980 149 −34.4%
1990 145 −2.7%
2000 115 −20.7%
2010 241 109.6%
Est. 2015 241 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 115 people, 56 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.4/km² (180.0/mi²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 40.4/km² (104.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 36.52% White and 63.48% Black or African American.

There were 56 households out of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.9% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 14.8% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,545, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,676. There were 20.0% of families and 22.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and 32.0% of those over 64.

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