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St. Joe, Arkansas
Location of St. Joe in Searcy County, Arkansas.
Location of St. Joe in Searcy County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°1′44″N 92°48′44″W / 36.02889°N 92.81222°W / 36.02889; -92.81222Coordinates: 36°1′44″N 92°48′44″W / 36.02889°N 92.81222°W / 36.02889; -92.81222
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Searcy
Area
 • Total 1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)
 • Land 1.24 sq mi (3.22 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
797 ft (243 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 129
 • Density 103.86/sq mi (40.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 05-62030
GNIS feature ID 0078237

St. Joe is a town in Searcy County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 132 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 159
1920 181 13.8%
1930 255 40.9%
2000 85
2010 132 55.3%
2020 129 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 85 people, 41 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 111.8 inhabitants per square mile (43.2/km2). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 65.7 per square mile (25.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.94% White, 4.71% Native American, and 2.35% from two or more races.

There were 41 households, out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,000, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,238. There were no families and 4.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Education

St. Joe High School and Elementary School are part of the Ozark Mountain School District. with a K-12 campus in the town.

On July 1, 2004 the former St. Joe School District consolidated into the Ozark Mountain School District.

Notable people

  • Larry Brody - American television writer who moved to St. Joe in 2002 to establish the Cloud Creek Institute for the Arts.
  • Ben C. Henley - Republican state chairman from 1955 to 1962, born in St. Joe
  • J. Smith Henley - federal judge, born in St. Joe
  • Bobby J. Yarbrough - Award-winning photographer and Marine Corps Warrant Officer, from St. Joe
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