Calhoun County, Arkansas

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Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 5,744. The county seat is Hampton. Calhoun County was formed on December 6, 1850 and was named for John C. Calhoun, a Vice President of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,638 km² (633 mi²). 1,627 km² (628 mi²) of it is land and 11 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.68% water.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,744 people, 2,317 households, and 1,628 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (9/mi²). There are 3,012 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 74.51% White, 23.38% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,317 households out of which 31.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% are married couples living together, 11.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,438, and the median income for a family is $34,647. Males have a median income of $30,353 versus $17,452 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,555. 16.50% of the population and 13.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.90% of those under the age of 18 and 18.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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