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Lepanto is a city in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,893 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lepanto was named for the Greek seaport of Lepanto, site of a great crusade sea battle in 1571.[3] Lepanto was a site for the filming of the TV movie version of John Grisham's book A Painted House.[4]

Lepanto, Arkansas
Main Street Lepanto
Main Street Lepanto
Location of Lepanto in Poinsett County, Arkansas.
Location of Lepanto in Poinsett County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°36′38″N 90°20′6″W / 35.61056°N 90.33500°W / 35.61056; -90.33500Coordinates: 35°36′38″N 90°20′6″W / 35.61056°N 90.33500°W / 35.61056; -90.33500
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyPoinsett
Area
 • Total1.50 sq mi (3.89 km2)
 • Land1.50 sq mi (3.89 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Population
 • Total1,893
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
1,833
 • Density1,220.37/sq mi (471.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72354
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-39370
GNIS feature ID0077476

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GeographyEdit

Lepanto is located at 35°36′38″N 90°20′6″W / 35.61056°N 90.33500°W / 35.61056; -90.33500 (35.610506, -90.335008).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910154
1920986540.3%
19301,19521.2%
19401,1980.3%
19501,68340.5%
19601,157−31.3%
19701,84659.6%
19801,9646.4%
19902,0333.5%
20002,1334.9%
20101,893−11.3%
Est. 20171,833[2]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the 2010 census Lepanto had a population of 1,893. The ethnic and racial makeup of the population was 79.3% non-Hispanic white, 14.8% African-American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1 Asian, 1.7% reporting two or more races, including 1.2% reporting being white and African-American, and 4.3% Hispanic.[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,133 people, 851 households, and 595 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,459.4 people per square mile (564.1/km²). There were 891 housing units at an average density of 609.6/sq mi (235.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.37% White, 15.56% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.98% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 851 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,599, and the median income for a family was $30,074. Males had a median income of $26,977 versus $18,565 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,550. About 20.5% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 26.2% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Lepanto is the home of the East Poinsett County School District that provides elementary and secondary education from prekindergarten through grade 12, with students graduating from East Poinsett County High School.

The Lepanto School District consolidated into the East Poinsett district on July 1, 1986.[9]

Notable peopleEdit

 
2011 Terrapin Derby

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Filming Locations". IMDB. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ 2010 census report ojn Lepanto Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.