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Zinc, Arkansas
Town
Location in Boone County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Boone County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Boone
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 103
 • Density 108.6/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72601
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-77600
GNIS feature ID 0058929

Zinc is a town in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 103 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Zinc mining gave the town its name.

Geography

Zinc is located at 36°17′7″N 92°54′56″W / 36.28528°N 92.91556°W / 36.28528; -92.91556 (36.285384, -92.915419).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 km² (0.8 mi²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 173
1920 144 −16.8%
1930 188 30.6%
1940 119 −36.7%
1950 99 −16.8%
1960 68 −31.3%
1970 58 −14.7%
1980 113 94.8%
1990 91 −19.5%
2000 76 −16.5%
2010 103 35.5%
Est. 2015 104 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 103 people, 37 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.1/km² (101.8/mi²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 18.0/km² (46.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.3% White, 1% Black or African American, and 8.7% from two or more races. 1.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 37 households out of which 64.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 38.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 145.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 148.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,036, and the median income for a family was $18,250. Males had a median income of $10,194 versus $5,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,999. There were 35.8% of families and 25.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 43.0% of under eighteens and 63.7% of those over 64.

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Zinc, Arkansas, photographed by Ben Shahn in 1944

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