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Swifton, Arkansas
Location in Jackson County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Jackson County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Jackson
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 798
 • Density 1,480/sq mi (570/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72471
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-68360
GNIS feature ID 0058723

Swifton is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas, United States. The mayor is Craig Crider. The population was 798 at the 2010 census. Swifton was the hometown of Baseball Hall of Famer George Kell.

Geography

Swifton is located at 35°49′27″N 91°7′44″W / 35.82417°N 91.12889°W / 35.82417; -91.12889 (35.824274, -91.129001).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 56
1900 206
1910 290 40.8%
1920 450 55.2%
1930 488 8.4%
1940 484 −0.8%
1950 539 11.4%
1960 601 11.5%
1970 703 17.0%
1980 859 22.2%
1990 830 −3.4%
2000 871 4.9%
2010 798 −8.4%
Est. 2015 756 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 871 people, 335 households, and 245 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,752.3 people per square mile (672.6/km²). There were 365 housing units at an average density of 734.3/sq mi (281.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.93% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.03% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Phillips 66 Station Swifton AR
This Phillips 66 station in Swifton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

There were 335 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $31,375. Males had a median income of $22,500, versus $15,682 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,922. About 17.5% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.3% of those under age 18 and 24.0% of those age 65 or over.


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