Carroll County, Arkansas

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Carroll County, Arkansas
Carroll County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Map of Arkansas highlighting Carroll County.svg
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
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Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Berryville and Eureka Springs
Largest city Berryville
Area
  Total 639 sq mi (1,655 km2)
  Land 630 sq mi (1,632 km2)
  Water 8.7 sq mi (23 km2), 1.4%
Population (est.)
  (2016) 27,646
  Density 44/sq mi (17/km2)
Area code(s) 479 (Eureka Springs)
870 (Berryville)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website co.carroll.ar.us
Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs Carroll county arkansas courthouse eureka springs.jpg
Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,446. [1] The county has two county seats, Berryville and Eureka Springs. [2] Carroll County is Arkansas's 26th county, formed on November 1, 1833, and named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, [3] the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

County (United States) Subdivision used by most states in the United States of America

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Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 639 square miles (1,660 km2), of which 630 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.4%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Arkansas Highway 21 highway in Arkansas

Highway 21 is a north–south state highway in north central Arkansas. The route of 99.14 miles (159.55 km) runs from US Route 64 (US 64) in Clarksville north across US 62 to Missouri Route 13 at the Missouri state line The route is entirely a two-lane route with the exception of a brief concurrency with US 62 in Berryville.

Arkansas Highway 23 highway in Arkansas

Arkansas Highway 23 is a north–south state highway in north Arkansas. The route runs 129.88 miles (209.02 km) from US 71 near Elm Park north to the Missouri state line through Ozark and Eureka Springs. Between AR 16 at Brashears and Interstate 40 north of Ozark, Highway 23 winds through the Ozark National Forest and is designated as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway due to its steep hills and hairpin turns. The route has a strong connection with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, connecting fans in Central Arkansas with the Northwest Arkansas area.

Arkansas Highway 103 highway in Arkansas

Highway 103 is a designation for two north–south state highways in north central Arkansas. One segment of 23.86 miles (38.40 km) runs north from Marina Road and Lakeview Drive in Clarksville to Highway 215 in the Ozark National Forest. A second route of 39.81 miles (64.07 km) begins at Highway 43 in the Buffalo National River area administered by the National Park Service and runs north across US Highway 412 (US 412) to Highway 21 in Oak Grove.

Adjacent counties

Stone County, Missouri County in the United States

Stone County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,202. Its county seat is Galena.

Missouri State of the United States of America

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border.

Taney County, Missouri County in the United States

Taney County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,675. Its county seat is Forsyth. It is included in the Branson, Missouri, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1840 2,844
1850 4,61462.2%
1860 9,383103.4%
1870 5,780−38.4%
1880 13,337130.7%
1890 17,28829.6%
1900 18,8489.0%
1910 16,829−10.7%
1920 17,7865.7%
1930 15,820−11.1%
1940 14,737−6.8%
1950 13,244−10.1%
1960 11,284−14.8%
1970 12,3019.0%
1980 16,20331.7%
1990 18,65415.1%
2000 25,35735.9%
2010 27,4468.2%
Est. 201627,646 [5] 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Carroll County USA Carroll County, Arkansas age pyramid.svg
Age pyramid Carroll County

As of the 2000 census, [11] there were 25,357 people, 10,189 households, and 7,111 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,828 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.03% reported speaking Spanish at home .

There were 10,189 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

Marriage social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,924, and the median income for a family was $33,218. Males had a median income of $21,896 versus $18,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,003. About 11.00% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics

Politically, Carroll County is a Republican stronghold in a historically Democratic but now powerfully Republican state. It is included in the Arkansas Third Congressional District, which has had Republican representation since 1967.

The Eastern District (Berryville and Green Forest) is heavily Republican. The Western District (Eureka Springs and Beaver) tilts Democratic despite the fact that Holiday Island, a community with a large percentage of relocated snowbirds in the Western District, is overwhelmingly Republican.

In presidential elections, Carroll County has voted for the Democratic candidate only twice since 1952. It voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 and for Bill Clinton in 1992.

Presidential elections results
Carroll County, Arkansas
vote by party in presidential elections
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 63.08%6,78631.07% 3,3425.85% 630
2012 60.15%6,12536.30% 3,6963.55% 362
2008 57.50%6,08339.44% 4,1723.06% 324
2004 59.00%6,18439.70% 4,1611.30% 136
2000 57.94%5,55637.49% 3,5954.58% 439
1996 44.85%3,95741.81% 3,68913.34% 1,177
1992 39.91% 3,53542.55%3,76917.54% 1,553
1988 62.77%4,55336.29% 2,6320.94% 68
1984 68.21%5,04130.62% 2,2631.16% 86
1980 55.29%4,27338.52% 2,9776.19% 478
1976 42.17% 2,80457.01%3,7910.83% 55
1972 70.09%3,56527.55% 1,4012.36% 120
1968 51.22%2,59625.61% 1,29823.16% 1,174
1964 51.22%2,10548.78% 2,0050.00% 0
1960 65.95%2,61532.81% 1,3011.24% 49
1956 58.04%2,31041.48% 1,6510.48% 19
1952 64.63%2,75235.06% 1,4930.31% 13
1948 41.35% 1,52555.10%2,0323.55% 131
1944 44.55% 1,17655.45%1,4640.00% 0
1940 40.23% 1,08159.69%1,6040.07% 2
1936 36.22% 94063.55%1,6490.23% 6
1932 25.77% 75873.10%2,1501.12% 33
1928 53.05%1,75746.50% 1,5400.45% 15
1924 38.39% 96956.30%1,4215.31% 134
1920 48.71% 1,33848.93%1,3442.37% 65
1916 40.61% 1,03459.39%1,5120.00% 0
1912 24.91% 46449.33%91925.77% 480
1908 43.22% 1,05153.25%1,2953.54% 86
1904 46.03% 86948.99%9254.98% 94
1900 36.93% 73560.55%1,2052.51% 50
1896 32.30% 87566.08%1,7901.62% 44

Communities

View from a scenic outlook on US 62 west of Eureka Springs. View from scenic outlook on US 62, Carroll County, Arkansas.jpg
View from a scenic outlook on US 62 west of Eureka Springs.

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Rudd Osage

Townships

Townships in Carroll County, Arkansas as of 2010 Carroll County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large.jpg
Townships in Carroll County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Carroll County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated place s that are fully or partially inside the township. [12] [13]

Township FIPS  code ANSI  code
(GNIS  ID)
Population
center(s)
Pop.
(2010)
Pop.
density
(/mi²)
Pop.
density
(/km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Beaver 05-90195 00066889 Beaver, Holiday Island 178775.3329.0923.72261.441.2603.263 36°28′15″N93°48′07″W / 36.470907°N 93.801892°W / 36.470907; -93.801892
Cabanal 05-90570 00066890 38116.596.4122.96659.480.0130.03367 36°17′56″N93°31′36″W / 36.298844°N 93.526617°W / 36.298844; -93.526617
Carrollton 05-90681 00066891 Alpena 71620.047.7435.73492.550.0080.02072 36°14′38″N93°20′24″W / 36.243979°N 93.339996°W / 36.243979; -93.339996
Cedar 05-90708 00066892 Eureka Springs 357578.9030.4645.312117.43.2608.443 36°24′15″N93°47′04″W / 36.404190°N 93.784428°W / 36.404190; -93.784428
Coin 05-90891 00066894 Alpena 65534.1313.1819.19149.700.0370.09583 36°19′22″N93°19′42″W / 36.322905°N 93.328357°W / 36.322905; -93.328357
Cross 05-90981 00066895 28418.527.1515.33539.720.0230.05957 36°28′14″N93°37′35″W / 36.470604°N 93.626448°W / 36.470604; -93.626448
Dry Fork 05-91143 00066897 29212.554.8523.26360.2500.000 36°08′53″N93°29′07″W / 36.148170°N 93.485237°W / 36.148170; -93.485237
Franklin 05-91338 00066898 Holiday Island 1269119.2846.0410.63927.5500.000 36°28′23″N93°42′48″W / 36.473124°N 93.713274°W / 36.473124; -93.713274
Hickory 05-91692 00066899 Green Forest 497787.2033.6757.078147.800.000 36°20′54″N93°25′26″W / 36.348254°N 93.423987°W / 36.348254; -93.423987
King's River 05-92052 00066900 62541.7216.1114.98038.8000.000 36°25′42″N93°39′02″W / 36.428216°N 93.650539°W / 36.428216; -93.650539
Liberty 05-92163 00066901 1588.603.3218.36847.5700.000 36°15′42″N93°26′49″W / 36.261714°N 93.446885°W / 36.261714; -93.446885
Long Creek 05-92271 00066902 61414.335.5342.834110.90.9712.515 36°25′44″N93°20′05″W / 36.428948°N 93.334785°W / 36.428948; -93.334785
North Yocum 05-92727 00066903 Blue Eye, Oak Grove 31424.159.3213.00433.680.0170.04403 36°28′24″N93°27′17″W / 36.473431°N 93.454596°W / 36.473431; -93.454596
Omega 05-92763 00066904 48914.065.4334.77890.0700.000 36°12′48″N93°33′51″W / 36.213409°N 93.564238°W / 36.213409; -93.564238
Osage 05-92769 00066905 4189.253.5745.196117.10.0190.04921 36°09′54″N93°22′34″W / 36.164906°N 93.376019°W / 36.164906; -93.376019
Packard Springs 05-92811 00066906 73522.448.6632.76184.852.9447.625 36°20′27″N93°48′15″W / 36.340831°N 93.804230°W / 36.340831; -93.804230
Piney 05-92898 00066907 22613.995.4016.15041.8300.000 36°12′53″N93°28′58″W / 36.214639°N 93.482882°W / 36.214639; -93.482882
Polo 05-93522 00069621 Berryville 122429.9011.5540.932106.00.0060.01554 36°26′37″N93°32′40″W / 36.443519°N 93.544485°W / 36.443519; -93.544485
Prairie 05-92982 00066909 Berryville 7555106.8541.2570.706183.10.1440.3730 36°20′28″N93°35′06″W / 36.341052°N 93.585079°W / 36.341052; -93.585079
South Yocum 05-93444 00066910 Blue Eye, Oak Grove 64929.9210.7823.24760.2100.000 36°26′29″N93°25′55″W / 36.441510°N 93.431854°W / 36.441510; -93.431854
Winona 05-94101 00066911 Eureka Springs 45318.967.3223.88961.8700.000 36°20′40″N93°41′49″W / 36.344531°N 93.697021°W / 36.344531; -93.697021
Source: U.S. Census Bureau [14] [15]

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Coordinates: 36°22′05″N93°29′47″W / 36.36806°N 93.49639°W / 36.36806; -93.49639