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Winslow, Arkansas
City
Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Washington
Incorporated February 27, 1905
Named for Edward Francis Winslow
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,729 ft (527 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 391
 • Density 205.8/sq mi (79.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72959
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-76190
GNIS feature ID 0078790
Website http://www.winslowar.com

Winslow (formerly Summit Home) is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 391 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area.

History

A stagecoach stop for many years, the community now known as Winslow first received a post office on December 11, 1876, known as Summit Home. The town grew significantly upon completion of the Winslow Tunnel, which allowed the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway (Frisco) to run through the steep Boston Mountains of south Washington County. The town was renamed to Winslow on August 3, 1881 in honor of Edward F. Winslow, president of the Frisco Railroad. The town became a somewhat resort town for its picturesque peaks at the end of the 19th century, drawing many wealthy from the Fort Smith area to summer there. It was incorporated on February 17, 1905.

Geography

Winslow is located at 35°47′55″N 94°7′53″W / 35.79861°N 94.13139°W / 35.79861; -94.13139 (35.798546, -94.131381).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land. Winslow is 12 miles (19 km) east of Devil's Den State Park along Arkansas Highway 74.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 289
1920 264 −8.7%
1930 363 37.5%
1940 248 −31.7%
1950 248 0.0%
1960 183 −26.2%
1970 227 24.0%
1980 247 8.8%
1990 342 38.5%
2000 399 16.7%
2010 391 −2.0%
Est. 2015 421 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 391 people, 146 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 205.8 people per square mile (79.8/km²). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 94.7 per square mile (36.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. 2.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 146 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

The distribution of age in Winslow reflects a change in the population that has occurred between 2000 and 2010 as the percentage of individuals under the age of 18 has dropped from 28.6% to 21.5% and individuals 24-44 dropped from 23.3% to 20.2%. All other age categories have in turn risen, those 18 to 24 have risen from 8.0% to 9.7%, those age 45 to 64 rose 25.8 to 33.5%, and those who were 65 years of age or older rose from 14.3% to 22.4%. This population shift is likely a result of the closure of the Winslow Public School district, as families with children left the area and new families have not replaced them. The median age was 43.6 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,692, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $31,389 versus $41,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,415. About 11.5% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia

  • There have been two movies that have used the city of Winslow as a filming location; Frank and Jesse and Smoke in the Wind.

People

  • John Joshua Webb, Old West gunman died while living in Winslow in 1882 during a smallpox epidemic
  • Douglas C. Jones, Western historical writer, born in Winslow
  • Maude Duncan
  • Kevin Carson, research associate with the Center for a Stateless Society and author of several books about mutualism, individualist anarchism, left-libertarianism, and anarchism

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