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Stephens, Arkansas
City
Water tower in Stephens
Water tower in Stephens
Location in Ouachita County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Ouachita County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Ouachita
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 891
 • Density 426.7/sq mi (162.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71764
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-66860
GNIS feature ID 0055203
Stephens, AR, Municipal Building IMG 2214
Stephens Municipal Building
Security Bank in Stephens, AR IMG 2212
Across from the municipal building, Security Bank is a major business in Stephens.
First Baptist Church of Stephens, AR IMG 2211
First Baptist Church of Stephens
Church of Christ in Stephens, AR IMG 2275
Stephens Church of Christ off U.S. Highway 79 North
Abandoned gasoline station in Stephens, AR IMG 2277
Abandoned gasoline station in Stephens

Stephens is a city in Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 891 at the 2013 census. It is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area. Stephens was incorporated in 1889.

Geography

Stephens is located at 33°24′54″N 93°4′6″W / 33.415°N 93.06833°W / 33.415; -93.06833 (33.415025, -93.068311).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.73%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 379
1900 407 7.4%
1910 572 40.5%
1920 769 34.4%
1930 1,045 35.9%
1940 998 −4.5%
1950 1,283 28.6%
1960 1,275 −0.6%
1970 1,184 −7.1%
1980 1,366 15.4%
1990 1,137 −16.8%
2000 1,152 1.3%
2010 891 −22.7%
Est. 2015 827 −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 891 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 57.1% Black, 40.6% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% from some other race and 1.1% from two or more races. 0.9% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,152 people, 448 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 421.8 people per square mile (162.9/km²). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 186.4/sq mi (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.04% White, 45.83% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 448 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% 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 3.14.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,045, and the median income for a family was $30,903. Males had a median income of $25,568 versus $20,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,608. About 30.4% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.7% of those under age 18 and 28.8% of those age 65 or over.


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