|Hot Spring County, Arkansas|
Hot Spring County Courthouse, Malvern.
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 2, 1829|
622 sq mi (1,611 km²)
615 sq mi (1,593 km²)
7.0 sq mi (18 km²), 1.1%
54/sq mi (21/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Hot Spring County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,923. The county seat is Malvern. Hot Spring County was formed on November 2, 1829, from a portion of Clark County. It was named for the hot springs at Hot Springs, Arkansas, which were within its boundaries until Garland County was formed in 1874. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
Hot Spring County is represented in the Arkansas State Senate by Republican Alan Clark, a Hot Springs businessman. In the Arkansas House of Representatives, it is represented by a Republican as well, Laurie Rushing, a real estate broker from Hot Springs.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Major highways[edit | edit source]
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Garland County (north)
- Saline County (northeast)
- Grant County (east)
- Dallas County (southeast)
- Clark County (southwest)
- Montgomery County (northwest)
National protected area[edit | edit source]
- Ouachita National Forest (part)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 30,353 people, 12,004 households, and 8,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 13,384 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.33% White, 10.26% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 12,004 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,543, and the median income for a family was $37,077. Males had a median income of $27,800 versus $19,461 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,216. About 10.30% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.
Communities[edit | edit source]
Cities[edit | edit source]
Towns[edit | edit source]
Unincorporated community[edit | edit source]
Townships[edit | edit source]
Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "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. The townships of Hot Spring County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.
- Big Creek
- Brown Springs
- Butterfield (part of Rockport and Malvern)
- Clear Creek
- De Roche
- Fenter (Perla, most of Malvern, part of Rockport)
- Lone Hill (part of Midway)
- Magnet (Magnet Cove)
- Ouachita (Donaldson)
- Prairie (Friendship, most of Midway)
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of dry counties in Arkansas
- List of counties in Arkansas
- List of lakes in Hot Spring County, Arkansas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Hot Spring County, Arkansas
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/05/05059.html. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_05.txt. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2015/CO-EST2015-alldata.html. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ar190090.txt. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- ^ Based on 2000 census data
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- ^ U. S. Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Hot Spring County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05059_hot_spring/BAS11C20505900000_000.pdf. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/block/2010/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#H. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- ^ "Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, CPH-1-5, Arkansas" (PDF). Census of Population and Housing. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/cph-1-5.pdf. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Gerdes, Edward G. (2002). "Third Arkansas Regiment Infantry, CSA: Company F — "Hot Spring Hornets"". Bill Couch. http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/3rdcof.html.
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|Montgomery County||Garland County||Saline County|
Hot Spring County, Arkansas
|Clark County||Clark County||Dallas County|
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