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Wilmar, Arkansas
City
Location in Drew County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Drew County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Drew
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 154 ft (47 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 511
 • Density 326/sq mi (125.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71675
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-75860
GNIS feature ID 0078782

Wilmar is a city in Drew County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 511 at the 2010 census, down from 571 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Wilmar is located in western Drew County at 33°37′39″N 91°55′51″W / 33.6275°N 91.93083°W / 33.6275; -91.93083 (33.627572, -91.930820), along U.S. Route 278, which leads east 8 miles (13 km) to Monticello, the county seat, and west 8 miles (13 km) to Warren. Arkansas Highway 133 leads north from Wilmar 7 miles (11 km) to Arkansas Highway 35 east of Rye.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Wilmar has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 844
1910 929 10.1%
1920 1,034 11.3%
1930 627 −39.4%
1940 695 10.8%
1950 746 7.3%
1960 718 −3.8%
1970 653 −9.1%
1980 747 14.4%
1990 637 −14.7%
2000 571 −10.4%
2010 511 −10.5%
Est. 2015 508 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 571 people, 238 households, and 163 families residing in the city. The population density was 364.6 people per square mile (140.4/km²). There were 273 housing units at an average density of 174.3/sq mi (67.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 27.50% White, 71.80% Black or African American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, and 0.53% from two or more races.

There were 238 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 25.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,304, and the median income for a family was $23,854. Males had a median income of $19,643 versus $16,071 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,810. About 24.8% of families and 29.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 40.6% of those age 65 or over.

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