Carroll County, Arkansas
Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,446. The county has two county seats, Berryville and Eureka Springs. Carroll County is Arkansas's 26th county, formed on November 1, 1833, and named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
|Carroll County, Arkansas|
Carroll County Courthouse in Berryville
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 1, 1833|
|Named for||Charles Carroll of Carrollton|
|Seat||Berryville and Eureka Springs|
|• Total||639 sq mi (1,655 km2)|
|• Land||630 sq mi (1,632 km2)|
|• Water||8.7 sq mi (23 km2), 1.4%|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
479 (Eureka Springs)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 census, there were 25,357 people, 10,189 households, and 7,111 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,828 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.03% reported speaking Spanish at home .
There were 10,189 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,924, and the median income for a family was $33,218. Males had a median income of $21,896 versus $18,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,003. About 11.00% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.
Government and politicsEdit
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Politically, Carroll County is a Republican stronghold in a historically Democratic but now powerfully Republican state. It is included in the Arkansas Third Congressional District, which has had Republican representation since 1967.
The Eastern District (Berryville and Green Forest) is heavily Republican. The Western District (Eureka Springs and Beaver) tilts Democratic despite the fact that Holiday Island, a community with a large percentage of relocated snowbirds in the Western District, is overwhelmingly Republican.
Other unincorporated communitiesEdit
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 Carroll County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. 
|Township||FIPS code||ANSI code
|Beaver||05-90195||00066889||Beaver, Holiday Island||1787||75.33||29.09||23.722||61.44||1.260||3.263|
|North Yocum||05-92727||00066903||Blue Eye, Oak Grove||314||24.15||9.32||13.004||33.68||0.017||0.04403|
|South Yocum||05-93444||00066910||Blue Eye, Oak Grove||649||29.92||10.78||23.247||60.21||0||0.000|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau|
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- Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society
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