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Scott County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded November 5, 1833
Seat Waldron
Largest City Waldron
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

898 sq mi (2,326 km²)
892 sq mi (2,310 km²)
5.8 sq mi (15 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

10,513
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Andrew Scott

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,233. The county seat is Waldron. Scott County is Arkansas' 28th county, formed on November 5, 1833, and named for Andrew Scott, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Arkansas Territory. It is an alcohol-prohibited or dry county.

Scott County is represented the Arkansas House of Representatives by the Republicans Marcus Richmond, a businessman from Harvey, and Jon Eubanks, a farmer and Certified Public Accountant from Paris.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 892 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Major highways

  • Future I-49 (AR) Metric.svg Interstate 49
  • US 71.svg U.S. Highway 71
  • US 270.svg U.S. Highway 270
  • Arkansas 23.svg Highway 23
  • Arkansas 28.svg Highway 28
  • Arkansas 80.svg Highway 80

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Ouachita National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,694
1850 3,083 82.0%
1860 5,145 66.9%
1870 7,483 45.4%
1880 9,174 22.6%
1890 12,635 37.7%
1900 13,183 4.3%
1910 14,302 8.5%
1920 13,232 −7.5%
1930 11,803 −10.8%
1940 13,300 12.7%
1950 10,057 −24.4%
1960 7,297 −27.4%
1970 8,207 12.5%
1980 9,685 18.0%
1990 10,205 5.4%
2000 10,996 7.8%
2010 11,233 2.2%
Est. 2015 10,513 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Scott County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Scott County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 10,996 people, 4,323 households, and 3,121 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,924 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.53% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 5.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,323 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,412, and the median income for a family was $30,311. Males had a median income of $23,118 versus $17,127 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,609. About 15.3% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2010 Scott County had a population of 11,233. The racial makeup was 85.35% white, 0.47% black, 1.85% Native American, 3.42% Asian, 2.12% Non-Hispanics reporting more than one race and 6.96% Hispanics or Latinos.

Communities

Cities

Townships

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

  • Black Fork
  • Blansett
  • Brawley
  • Cauthron
  • Cedar
  • Coal
  • Denton
  • Hickman (Waldron)
  • Hon
  • Hunt
  • James
  • Jones
  • Keener
  • La Faye
  • Lafayette
  • Lamb
  • Lewis (Mansfield)
  • Mill Creek
  • Mountain
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oliver
  • Parks
  • Tate
  • Tomlinson

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