Lonoke County, Arkansas

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Lonoke County, Arkansas
County
County of Lonoke
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Map of Arkansas highlighting Lonoke County.svg
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
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Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 16,, 1874
Seat Lonoke
Largest city Cabot
Area
  Total 803 sq mi (2,080 km2)
  Land 771 sq mi (1,997 km2)
  Water 32 sq mi (83 km2), 4.0%
Population (est.)
  (2016) 72,228
  Density 89/sq mi (34/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5

Lonoke County is a county located in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,356, making it the eleventh-most populous of Arkansas's seventy-five counties. [1] The county seat is Lonoke and largest city is Cabot. [2] Lonoke County was formed on April 16, 1873 from Pulaski County and Prairie County, and was named as a corruption of "lone oak", after a large red oak in the area that had been used by a surveyor to lay out the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad.

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

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Central Arkansas Metropolitan area in Arkansas, United States

Central Arkansas, also known as the Little Rock metro, designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the most populous metro area in the US state of Arkansas. With an estimated 2016 population of 734,622, it is the most populated area in Arkansas. Located at the convergence of Arkansas's other geographic regions, the region's central location make Central Arkansas an important population, economic, education, and political center in Arkansas and the South. Little Rock is the state's capital, and the city is also home to two Fortune 500 companies, Arkansas Children's Hospital, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

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Located within Central Arkansas, the county's varied geography can be roughly broken into thirds horizontally. The top third has rolling hills at the edge of the Ozarks, including the Cabot area. The middle third, including the Lonoke area, contains portions of the Grand Prairie, a flat native grassland today known for rice farming, an important part of the culture, economy and history of Lonoke County. The southern third, including the Scott area, is home to the alluvial soils of the Arkansas Delta. Historically, a military road and a railroad brought settlers to the area, and cotton cultivation was very profitable. In 1904, a demonstration that rice could grow well on the same land coupled with sinking cotton prices drove the area into rice cultivation. During World War I, a United States Army World War I Flight Training airfield, Eberts Field, was constructed.

Ozarks Highland region in central-southern United States

The Ozarks, also called the Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and extreme southeastern Kansas. The Ozarks cover a significant portion of northern Arkansas and most of the southern half of Missouri, extending from Interstate 40 in Arkansas to the Interstate 70 in central Missouri.

Rice cereal grain and seed of Oryza sativa

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima. As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize.

Scott, Arkansas CDP in Arkansas, United States

Scott is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lonoke and Pulaski counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 72 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Today Lonoke County is included in the Central Arkansas metro area, with Little Rock as the principal city. In addition to agriculture, the county's economy sees tourists at the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery and Toltec Mounds State Park, Lonoke County is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery is a historic cemetery located near Cabot in northern Lonoke County, Arkansas and is the site of a Confederate military camp where 1,500 Confederate soldiers died during an epidemic during the fall of 1862. Camp Nelson is located on Rye Drive, just off Cherry Road, just off Mt. Carmel Road in north Lonoke County about 2 miles east of Cabot.

Dry county county in the US that forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of any kind of alcoholic beverages. Some prohibit off-premises sale, some prohibit on-premises sale, and some prohibit both. Dozens of dry counties exist across the United States, a majority of them in the South. A number of smaller jurisdictions also exist, such as cities, towns, and townships, which prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages. These are known as dry cities, dry towns, or dry townships. Dry jurisdictions can be contrasted with "wet" and "moist".

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 803 square miles (2,080 km2), of which 771 square miles (2,000 km2) is land and 32 square miles (83 km2) (4.0%) is water. [3]

State Nature

Toltec Mounds Plantation Agri. Mus. State Park Bayou Meto

Major highways

Adjacent counties

White County, Arkansas County in the United States

White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,076. The county seat is Searcy. White County is Arkansas's 31st county, formed on October 23, 1835, from portions of Independence, Jackson, and Pulaski counties and named for Hugh Lawson White, a Whig candidate for President of the United States. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county, though a few private establishments can serve alcohol.

Prairie County, Arkansas County in the United States

Prairie County is located in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for the Grand Prairie, a subregion of the Arkansas Delta known for rice cultivation and aquaculture which runs through the county. Created as Arkansas's 54th county in 1846, Prairie County is home to four incorporated towns, including DeValls Bluff, the southern district county seat, and two incorporated cities, including Des Arc, the northern district county seat. The county is also the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. Occupying 676 square miles (175,000 ha), Prairie County is the median-sized county in Arkansas. As of the 2010 Census, the county's population is 8,715 people in 4,503 households. Based on population, the county is the ninth-smallest county of the 75 in Arkansas.

Arkansas County, Arkansas County in the United States

Arkansas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,019. Located in the Arkansas Delta, the county has two county seats, De Witt and Stuttgart.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 12,146
1890 19,26358.6%
1900 22,54417.0%
1910 27,98324.1%
1920 33,40019.4%
1930 33,7591.1%
1940 29,802−11.7%
1950 27,278−8.5%
1960 24,551−10.0%
1970 26,2496.9%
1980 34,51831.5%
1990 39,26813.8%
2000 52,82834.5%
2010 68,35629.4%
Est. 201672,228 [4] 5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2016 [1]
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Age pyramid Lonoke County

As of the 2000 census, [10] there were 52,828 people, 19,262 households, and 15,024 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 20,749 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.03% White, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,262 households out of which 40.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,314, and the median income for a family was $46,173. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $22,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,397. About 8.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Presidential elections results
Lonoke County vote
by party in presidential elections [11]
Year GOP Dem Others
2016 73.65%19,95820.90% 5,6645.46% 1,478
2012 74.15%17,88023.33% 5,6252.53% 609
2008 72.63%17,24225.14% 5,9682.24% 531
2004 65.36%14,39833.84% 7,4540.81% 178
2000 59.11%10,60638.18% 6,8512.71% 486
1996 39.95% 6,41450.13%8,0499.93% 1,593
1992 39.52% 6,25350.32%7,96310.16% 1,608
1988 59.68%7,21539.59% 4,7860.74% 89
1984 64.11%8,42535.28% 4,6360.62% 81
1980 48.50%5,61948.38% 5,6053.11% 361
1976 24.49% 2,52275.36%7,7610.16% 16
1972 67.62%5,29831.96% 2,5040.42% 33
1968 21.80% 1,67726.18% 2,01452.02%4,002
1964 48.63% 3,63651.06%3,8180.31% 23
1960 29.17% 1,56055.93%2,99114.90% 797
1956 36.21% 1,93260.61%3,2343.19% 170
1952 30.82% 1,57069.04%3,5170.14% 7
1948 12.81% 38369.04%2,06518.16% 543
1944 25.23% 69774.70%2,0640.07% 2
1940 14.52% 32385.35%1,8990.13% 3
1936 10.17% 31089.76%2,7350.07% 2
1932 5.58% 17594.04%2,9510.38% 12
1928 26.66% 67673.23%1,8570.12% 3
1924 23.87% 32171.52%9624.61% 62
1920 28.09% 69768.96%1,7112.94% 73
1916 19.11% 51580.89%2,1800.00% 0
1912 13.52% 25460.09%1,12926.40% 496
1908 28.78% 59267.33%1,3853.89% 80
1904 39.22% 77559.62%1,1781.16% 23
1900 33.15% 67965.28%1,3371.56% 32
1896 15.82% 43783.27%2,3000.91% 25

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Townships

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

See also


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Lonoke, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Lonoke is the second most populous city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as its county seat. According to 2010 United States Census, the population of the city is 4,245. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Ward is the third most populous city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 4,067 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Coordinates: 34°46′41″N91°52′18″W / 34.77806°N 91.87167°W / 34.77806; -91.87167