Van Buren County, Arkansas facts for kids
|Van Buren County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 11, 1833|
724 sq mi (1,875 km²)
708 sq mi (1,834 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 2.2%
24/sq mi (9/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Martin Van Buren|
Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,295. The county seat is Clinton. The county was formed on November 11, 1833, and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 724 square miles (1,880 km2), of which 708 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.2%) is water.
- Searcy County (north)
- Stone County (northeast)
- Cleburne County (east)
- Faulkner County (southeast)
- Conway County (southwest)
- Pope County (west)
National protected area
- Ozark National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 16,192 people, 6,825 households, and 4,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 9,164 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.79% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, but the percentage could increased 3 or 4 times by seasonal migrant laborers in the county's shiitake mushroom harvest and hospitality jobs provided by the Fairfield Bay resort hotel.
There were 6,825 households out of which 25.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,004, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $25,821 versus $18,862 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,603. About 11.60% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated communities
- Archey Valley
- Bee Branch
- Choctaw Pines
- Gravel Hill
- Green Tree
- Half Moon
- Old Botkinburg
- Pee Dee
- Pleasant Grove
- Rabbit Ridge
- Rocky Hill
- Sulphur Springs
- Walnut Grove
- Zion Hill
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 Van Buren County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
|Township||FIPS code||ANSI code
|Archey Valley||05-90054||00069759||144||6.40||2.47||22.532||58.36||22.492||58.25||0.040||0.1036||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Barnett||05-90117||00069760||Damascus||786||32.49||12.54||24.204||62.69||24.192||62.66||0.012||0.03108||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Bradley||05-90444||00069761||1,237||32.83||12.68||37.744||97.76||37.674||97.58||0.070||0.1813||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Cadron||05-90603||00069762||160||8.92||3.44||17.952||46.50||17.942||46.47||0.010||0.02590||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Cargile||05-90660||00069763||395||26.72||10.32||14.783||38.29||14.783||38.29||0||0.000||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Choctaw||05-90789||00069764||Clinton (small part)||1,226||58.20||22.47||23.244||60.20||21.066||54.56||2.178||5.641||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Craig||05-90951||00069765||739||15.19||5.87||48.926||126.7||48.655||126.0||0.271||0.7019||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Culpepper||05-90987||00069766||362||17.65||6.82||20.653||53.49||20.506||53.11||0.147||0.3807||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Davis||05-91035||00069767||892||24.70||9.54||36.497||94.53||36.113||93.53||0.384||0.9946||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|East Griggs||05-91200||01986408||Clinton||1,544||66.04||25.50||25.579||66.25||23.381||60.56||2.198||5.693||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Formosa||05-91318||01986409||675||33.13||12.79||20.576||53.29||20.377||52.78||0.199||0.5154||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Holly Mountain||05-91750||01986410||523||18.21||9.91||28.764||74.50||28.721||74.39||0.043||0.1114||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Indian Rock||05-91830||00069771||Fairfield Bay||2,227||160.85||62.10||13.914||36.04||13.845||35.86||0.069||0.1787||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Liberty||05-92190||00069772||240||2.47||0.95||97.551||252.7||97.076||251.4||0.475||1.230||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Linn Creek||05-92214||00069773||655||19.35||7.47||33.982||88.01||33.847||87.66||0.135||0.3496||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Mountain||05-92610||00069774||390||8.30||3.20||47.047||121.9||46.979||121.7||0.068||0.1761||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Red River||05-93093||00069775||447||40.90||15.80||19.664||50.93||10.928||28.30||8.736||22.63||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Union||05-93729||00069776||Shirley||1,497||33.68||13.01||45.153||116.9||44.448||115.1||0.705||1.826||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Washington||05-93933||00069777||Dennard||850||13.82||5.34||61.634||159.6||61.484||159.2||0.150||0.3885||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|West Griggs||05-93970||01986411||Clinton||1,970||67.78||26.17||29.271||75.81||29.069||75.29||0.202||0.5232||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Wheeler||05-93984||00069778||336||6.16||2.38||54.614||141.4||54.566||141.3||0.048||0.1243||Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau|
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