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Lonoke County, Arkansas
Lonoke, AR 001.jpg
Lonoke County Courthouse
Map of Arkansas highlighting Lonoke County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 16, 1874
Seat Lonoke
Largest city Cabot
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

803 sq mi (2,080 km²)
771 sq mi (1,997 km²)
32 sq mi (83 km²), 4.0%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

74,015
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lonoke County is located in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 74,015, making it the 11th-most populous of Arkansas's 75 counties.[1] The county seat is Lonoke and largest city is Cabot.[2] 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.

Located within Central Arkansas, the county's varied geography can be roughly broken into thirds horizontally. The top third has rolling hills at the edge of the Ozarks, including the Cabot area. The middle third, including the Lonoke area, contains portions of the Grand Prairie, a flat native grassland today known for rice farming, an important part of the culture, economy and history of Lonoke County. The southern third, including the Scott area, is home to the alluvial soils of the Arkansas Delta. Historically, a military road and a railroad brought settlers to the area, and cotton cultivation was very profitable. In 1904, a demonstration that rice could grow well on the same land coupled with sinking cotton prices drove the area into rice cultivation. During World War I, a United States Army World War I Flight Training airfield, Eberts Field, was constructed.

Lonoke County is included in the Central Arkansas metro area, with Little Rock as the principal city. In addition to agriculture, the county's economy sees tourists at the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery and Toltec Mounds State Park, Lonoke County is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 803 square miles (2,080 km2), of which 771 square miles (2,000 km2) is land and 32 square miles (83 km2) (4.0%) is water.[3]

State Nature[]

Toltec Mounds Plantation Agri. Mus. State Park Bayou Meto

Major highways[]

  • I-40 (AR).svg Interstate 40
  • I-57 (Future).svg Future Interstate 57
  • US 67.svg U.S. Highway 67
  • US 70.svg U.S. Highway 70
  • US 165.svg U.S. Highway 165
  • US 167.svg U.S. Highway 167
  • Arkansas 5.svg Highway 5
  • Arkansas 13.svg Highway 13
  • Arkansas 15.svg Highway 15
  • Arkansas 31.svg Highway 31
  • Arkansas 38.svg Highway 38
  • Arkansas 89.svg Highway 89

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 12,146
1890 19,263 58.6%
1900 22,544 17.0%
1910 27,983 24.1%
1920 33,400 19.4%
1930 33,759 1.1%
1940 29,802 −11.7%
1950 27,278 −8.5%
1960 24,551 −10.0%
1970 26,249 6.9%
1980 34,518 31.5%
1990 39,268 13.8%
2000 52,828 34.5%
2010 68,356 29.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790–1960[5] 1900–1990[6]
1990–2000[7] 2010–2020[1]

Age pyramid Lonoke County[8]

2020 census[]

Lonoke County racial composition[9]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 60,596 81.87%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,349 5.88%
Native American 314 0.42%
Asian 716 0.97%
Pacific Islander 49 0.07%
Other/Mixed 4,381 5.92%
Hispanic or Latino 3,610 4.88%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 74,015 people, 26,052 households, and 18,824 families residing in the county.

2000 census[]

As of the 2000 census,[10] there were 52,828 people, 19,262 households, and 15,024 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km2). There were 20,749 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.03% White, 6.44% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,262 households, out of which 40.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,314, and the median income for a family was $46,173. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $22,897 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,397. About 8.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.


Government[]

Over the past few election cycles, Lonoke County has trended heavily towards the Republican party. The last Democrat (as of 2020) to carry the county was Bill Clinton in 1996.

United States presidential election results for Lonoke County, Arkansas[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 22,884 74.63% 6,686 21.81% 1,092 3.56%
2016 19,958 73.65% 5,664 20.90% 1,478 5.45%
2012 17,880 74.15% 5,625 23.33% 609 2.53%
2008 17,242 72.63% 5,968 25.14% 531 2.24%
2004 14,398 65.36% 7,454 33.84% 178 0.81%
2000 10,606 59.11% 6,851 38.18% 486 2.71%
1996 6,414 39.95% 8,049 50.13% 1,593 9.92%
1992 6,253 39.52% 7,963 50.32% 1,608 10.16%
1988 7,215 59.68% 4,786 39.59% 89 0.74%
1984 8,425 64.11% 4,636 35.28% 81 0.62%
1980 5,619 48.50% 5,605 48.38% 361 3.12%
1976 2,522 24.49% 7,761 75.36% 16 0.16%
1972 5,298 67.62% 2,504 31.96% 33 0.42%
1968 1,677 21.80% 2,014 26.18% 4,002 52.02%
1964 3,636 48.63% 3,818 51.06% 23 0.31%
1960 1,560 29.17% 2,991 55.93% 797 14.90%
1956 1,932 36.21% 3,234 60.61% 170 3.19%
1952 1,570 30.82% 3,517 69.04% 7 0.14%
1948 383 12.81% 2,065 69.04% 543 18.15%
1944 697 25.23% 2,064 74.70% 2 0.07%
1940 323 14.52% 1,899 85.35% 3 0.13%
1936 310 10.17% 2,735 89.76% 2 0.07%
1932 175 5.58% 2,951 94.04% 12 0.38%
1928 676 26.66% 1,857 73.23% 3 0.12%
1924 321 23.87% 962 71.52% 62 4.61%
1920 697 28.09% 1,711 68.96% 73 2.94%
1916 515 19.11% 2,180 80.89% 0 0.00%
1912 254 13.52% 1,129 60.09% 496 26.40%
1908 592 28.78% 1,385 67.33% 80 3.89%
1904 775 39.22% 1,178 59.62% 23 1.16%
1900 679 33.15% 1,337 65.28% 32 1.56%
1896 437 15.82% 2,300 83.27% 25 0.91%
1892 699 26.64% 1,617 61.62% 308 11.74%



Communities[]

Cities[]

  • Austin
  • Cabot
  • Carlisle
  • England
  • Humnoke
  • Lonoke (county seat)
  • Ward

Towns[]

  • Allport
  • Coy
  • Keo

Census-designated place[]

  • Scott

Townships[]

Townships in Lonoke County, Arkansas as of 2010

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 Lonoke County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.


[12][13]

  • Butler
  • Carlisle (Carlisle)
  • Caroline (Austin, small part of Cabot, part of Ward)
  • Cleveland
  • Crooked Creek (Allport, Humnoke)
  • Dortch (CDP Scott)
  • Eagle
  • Fletcher
  • Furlow
  • Goodrum
  • Gray
  • Gum Woods (England)
  • Hamilton
  • Indian Bayou (Coy)
  • Isbell
  • Lafayette (Keo)
  • Lonoke (Lonoke)
  • Magness (part of Cabot)
  • Oak Grove (small part of Cabot)
  • Pettus
  • Prairie
  • Pulaski
  • Richwoods
  • Scott
  • Totten
  • Walls
  • Ward (part of Ward)
  • Williams
  • York (most of Cabot)

See also[]

  • List of dry counties in Arkansas
  • List of counties in Arkansas
  • List of lakes in Lonoke County, Arkansas
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Lonoke County, Arkansas

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/05/05043.html. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  6. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ar190090.txt. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  8. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?g=0500000US05085&tid=DECENNIALPL2020.P2. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  11. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. 
  12. ^ U. S. Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Lonoke County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05085_lonoke/BAS11C20508500000_000.pdf. 
  13. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/block/2010/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#L. 

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