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Waldron, Arkansas
City
Location in Scott County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Scott County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Scott
Area
 • Total 5.1 sq mi (13 km2)
 • Land 5 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,618
 • Density 709.4/sq mi (278.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 72924, 72958
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-72380
GNIS feature ID 0078668

Waldron is a city in Scott County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 3,618 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Scott County.

Geography

Waldron is located at 34°53′57″N 94°5′29″W / 34.89917°N 94.09139°W / 34.89917; -94.09139 (34.899191, -94.091483).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), of which, 5.0 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.19%) is water.

Waldron is located about 38 miles south of Fort Smith, near the Poteau River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 90
1870 162
1880 289 78.4%
1890 487 68.5%
1900 487 0.0%
1910 900 84.8%
1920 918 2.0%
1930 1,077 17.3%
1940 1,298 20.5%
1950 1,292 −0.5%
1960 1,619 25.3%
1970 2,132 31.7%
1980 2,642 23.9%
1990 3,024 14.5%
2000 3,508 16.0%
2010 3,618 3.1%
Est. 2015 3,442 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,508 people, 1,430 households, and 899 families residing in the city. The population density was 704.4 people per square mile (272.0/km²). There were 1,563 housing units at an average density of 313.8 per square mile (121.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.42% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 7.16% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 15.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,430 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,921, and the median income for a family was $26,829. Males had a median income of $25,256 versus $16,136 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,193. About 22.8% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waldron has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


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