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Poyen, Arkansas
Location in Grant County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Grant County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Grant
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
230 ft (70 m)
 • Total 290
 • Density 889/sq mi (343.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-57080
GNIS feature ID 0058419

Poyen is a town in Grant County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 290 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Poyen is located in western Grant County at 34°19′24″N 92°38′26″W / 34.32333°N 92.64056°W / 34.32333; -92.64056 (34.323459, -92.640487). U.S. Route 270 passes through the center of town, leading east 14 miles (23 km) to Sheridan, the county seat, and west 10 miles (16 km) to Malvern.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 312
1970 265 −15.1%
1980 329 24.2%
1990 303 −7.9%
2000 272 −10.2%
2010 290 6.6%
Est. 2015 291 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 272 people, 106 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,105.6 inhabitants per square mile (420.1/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 455.2 per square mile (173.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.23% White, 1.84% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 1.47% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 106 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,835. About 2.8% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.6% of those sixty five or over.

Notable natives

Country music singer Justin Moore is a native of Poyen. and currently resides in nearby Benton.

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