Scott, Arkansas

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Scott, Arkansas
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Location in Lonoke County and the state of Arkansas
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Scott, Arkansas
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°41′39″N92°5′41″W / 34.69417°N 92.09472°W / 34.69417; -92.09472 Coordinates: 34°41′39″N92°5′41″W / 34.69417°N 92.09472°W / 34.69417; -92.09472
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Pulaski, Lonoke
Area [1]
  Total 3.32 sq mi (8.59 km2)
  Land 3.17 sq mi (8.21 km2)
  Water 0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 450
  Estimate (2016) [2] N/A
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72142
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-62900
GNIS feature ID 0054634

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. [3] It is part of the Little Rock North Little Rock Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Lonoke County, Arkansas county in Arkansas

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. The county seat is Lonoke and largest city is Cabot. 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.

Pulaski County, Arkansas county in Arkansas, 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.

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Geography

Scott is located at 34°41′39″N92°05′41″W / 34.694200°N 92.094860°W / 34.694200; -92.094860 . [4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (4.39%) is water.

United States Census Bureau bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
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U.S. Decennial Census [5]

As of the census [6] of 2000, there were 94 people, 40 households, and 29 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 15.7 people per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 7.7/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.89% White, 34.04% Black or African American, and 1.06% from two or more races.

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 40 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.76.

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 CDP, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 37.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,821, and the median income for a family was $32,321. Males had a median income of $16,786 versus $19,464 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,912. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

Education

Scott is served by the Pulaski County Special School District; however, it does not maintain a school in the area. Previously, the district operated an elementary and a high school in Scott.

Points of interest

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Train depot in Scott, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism operates two facilities in the Scott area, one on the Pulaski County side and the other on the Lonoke County side, each with a focus on local history:

Additionally, the history of Scott can be found at four other sites around the community. Near the county line is the Scott Plantation Settlement, a grouping of relocated buildings, which includes the wooden Cotton Belt Railroad Depot that served Scott, representing an example of a plantation-era community (much in the same fashion as Little Rock's Historic Arkansas Museum). Cotham's Mercantile Store, a widely known community restaurant favored by former President Bill Clinton, is housed in a former general store building constructed in 1912, and still displays multiple antique farm implements. Marlsgate, the area's best known example of a plantation family home, was constructed by the Dortch family early in the 20th century and is a popular site for weddings and receptions today. The Chapel of All Souls Church Interdenominational is an architectural gem from the turn of the twentieth century, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been in continuous use by the church since 1906.

Notable person

Catherine Tharp Altvater lived in Scott the last ten years of her life.

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