Polk County, Arkansas facts for kids
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Polk County Courthouse in Mena
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||November 30, 1844|
|Named for||James K. Polk|
|• Total||862 sq mi (2,230 km2)|
|• Land||858 sq mi (2,220 km2)|
|• Water||4.8 sq mi (12 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||23.970/sq mi (9.255/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,662. The county seat is Mena. Polk County is Arkansas's 48th county, formed on November 30, 1844; it was named for James Polk, 11th President of the United States. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. However, there are several restaurants and a local brewery that have licenses to serve alcohol within city limits.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 862 square miles (2,230 km2), of which 858 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (0.6%) is water.
- Future Interstate 49
- U.S. Highway 59
- U.S. Highway 71
- U.S. Highway 270
- U.S. Highway 278
- Highway 4
- Highway 8
- Highway 84
- Highway 88
- Scott County (north)
- Montgomery County (east)
- Howard County (southeast)
- Sevier County (south)
- McCurtain County, Oklahoma (southwest)
- Le Flore County, Oklahoma (northwest)
National protected area
- Ouachita National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||39||0.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,278||6.65%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 19,221 people, 8,243 households, and 5,672 families residing in the county.
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 Polk 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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