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Western Grove, Arkansas
Town
Location in Newton County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Newton County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Newton
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 384
 • Density 370/sq mi (145.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72685
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-74330
GNIS feature ID 0078733

Western Grove is a town in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 384 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Western Grove is located at 36°6′3″N 92°57′28″W / 36.10083°N 92.95778°W / 36.10083; -92.95778 (36.100876, -92.957840).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²), all land.

Major Highways

  • US 65.svg U.S. Highway 65

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 184
1960 148 −19.6%
1970 179 20.9%
1980 378 111.2%
1990 415 9.8%
2000 407 −1.9%
2010 384 −5.7%
Est. 2015 364 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 407 people, 169 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 145.5/km² (375.1/mi²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 69.0/km² (177.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.51% White, and 0.49% from two or more races.

There were 169 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,722, and the median income for a family was $30,694. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $16,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,731. About 11.2% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.


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