Perry County, Arkansas

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Perry County, Arkansas
Perry County Courthouse.JPG
Map of Arkansas highlighting Perry County.svg
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of USA AR.svg
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1840
Named for Oliver Hazard Perry
Seat Perryville
Largest city Perryville
Area
  Total 561 sq mi (1,453 km2)
  Land 551 sq mi (1,427 km2)
  Water 9.1 sq mi (24 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
  (2016) 10,132
  Density 19/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website perrycoarkansas.org

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 10,445 at the 2010 United States Census. [1] The county seat is Perryville. [2] The county was formed on December 18, 1840, and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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

In the United States, an administrative or political subdivision of a state is a county, which is a region having specific boundaries and usually some level of governmental authority. The term "county" is used in 48 U.S. states, while Louisiana and Alaska have functionally equivalent subdivisions called parishes and boroughs respectively.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

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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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Perry County is included in the Little Rock North Little Rock Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Little Rock, Arkansas Capital of Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As the county seat of Pulaski County, the city was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau. The six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

North Little Rock, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. In 2017 the estimated population was 65,911, making it the seventh-most populous city in the state. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents.

Conway, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Conway is a city in the U.S. state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state's most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. Conway is unusual in that the majority of its residents do not commute out of the city to work. The city also serves as a regional shopping, educational, work, healthcare, sports, and cultural hub for Faulkner County and surrounding areas. Conway's growth can be attributed to its jobs in technology and higher education with its largest employers being Acxiom, the University of Central Arkansas, Hewlett Packard, Hendrix College, Insight Enterprises, and many technology start up companies. Conway is home to three post-secondary educational institutions, earning it the nickname "The City of Colleges".

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 561 square miles (1,450 km2), of which 551 square miles (1,430 km2) is land and 9.1 square miles (24 km2) (1.6%) is water. [3] It is the fourth-smallest county in Arkansas by land area and third-smallest by total area.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Conway County, Arkansas County in the United States

Conway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,273. The county seat is Morrilton. The county was formed on October 20, 1825, from a portion of Pulaski County and named for Henry Wharton Conway who was the territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress.

Faulkner County, Arkansas County in the United States

Faulkner 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 113,237, making it the fifth most populous of Arkansas's seventy-five counties. The county seat and largest city is Conway. Faulkner County was created on April 12, 1873, one of nine counties formed during Reconstruction, and is named for Arkansas Militia Colonel Sandy Faulkner, a popular figure in the state at the time.

Pulaski County, Arkansas County in the United States

Pulaski County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas with a population of 392,664, making it the most populous county in Arkansas. Its county seat is Little Rock, which is also Arkansas's capital and largest city. Pulaski County is Arkansas's fifth county, formed on December 15, 1818, alongside Clark and Hempstead Counties. The county is named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish volunteer who saved George Washington's life during the American Revolutionary War.

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 978
1860 2,465152.0%
1870 2,6858.9%
1880 3,87244.2%
1890 5,53843.0%
1900 7,29431.7%
1910 9,40228.9%
1920 9,9055.3%
1930 7,695−22.3%
1940 8,3929.1%
1950 5,978−28.8%
1960 4,927−17.6%
1970 5,63414.3%
1980 7,26629.0%
1990 7,9699.7%
2000 10,20928.1%
2010 10,4452.3%
Est. 201610,132 [4] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790–1960 [6] 1900–1990 [7]
1990–2000 [8] 2010–2016 [1]
Age pyramid Perry County USA Perry County, Arkansas age pyramid.svg
Age pyramid Perry County

As of the 2000 census, [10] there were 10,209 people, 3,989 households, and 2,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,702 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.62% White, 1.73% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 United States Census 22nd determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000

The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 people enumerated during the 1990 Census. This was the twenty-second federal census and was at the time the largest civilly administered peacetime effort in the United States.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 3,989 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,083, and the median income for a family was $37,170. Males had a median income of $28,254 versus $21,462 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,216. About 10.50% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Presidential elections results
Perry County, Arkansas
vote by party in presidential elections [11]
Year GOP DEM Others
2016 69.86%3,00824.36% 1,0495.78% 249
2012 65.54%2,58130.14% 1,1874.32% 170
2008 64.10%2,74331.60% 1,3524.30% 184
2004 54.95%2,43543.35% 1,9211.69% 75
2000 52.76%2,11441.13% 1,6486.11% 245
1996 32.83% 1,14353.79%1,87313.38% 466
1992 33.16% 1,16254.39%1,90612.44% 436
1988 52.01%1,62746.99% 1,4700.99% 31
1984 58.82%2,04740.34% 1,4040.83% 29
1980 45.79% 1,45950.41%1,6063.80% 121
1976 26.48% 83273.52%2,310
1972 63.88%1,44535.81% 8100.31% 7
1968 32.31% 74027.69% 63440.00%916
1964 43.90% 1,04855.30%1,3200.80% 19
1960 36.17% 50156.97%7896.86% 95
1956 43.87% 57255.14%7191.00% 13
1952 38.32% 50261.22%8020.46% 6
1948 18.42% 20167.00%73114.57% 159
1944 28.64% 28571.36%7100.00% 0
1940 20.81% 20679.09%7830.10% 1
1936 21.69% 24978.31%8990.00% 0
1932 8.34% 12391.38%1,3470.27% 4
1928 42.59% 47457.14%6360.27% 3
1924 32.91% 26048.86%38618.23% 144
1920 43.31% 59253.99%7382.71% 37
1916 31.05% 43968.95%9750.00% 0
1912 16.89% 16354.09%52229.01% 280
1908 39.63% 44554.14%6086.23% 70
1904 41.40% 35655.47%4773.14% 27
1900 38.45% 29360.24%4591.31% 10
1896 24.08% 21775.25%6780.67% 6

Tourism

Perry County is known for its Fourche River Days Festival held each year in April which includes a Car, Truck, & Motorcycle show, Live music, Vendors and children's activities. http://fourcheriverdays.com/ Perry County is also the location of Heifer Ranch, an arm of Heifer Internationa l, a nonprofit which provides food and agricultural training for people all across the globe.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Townships

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 Perry 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]

Notable people

See also

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Coordinates: 34°57′37″N92°56′07″W / 34.96028°N 92.93528°W / 34.96028; -92.93528