Dallas County, Arkansas
Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 9,210. The county seat is Fordyce. Dallas County was formed on January 1, 1845 and named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States.
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- Grant County (northeast)
- Cleveland County (east)
- Calhoun County (southeast)
- Ouachita County (southwest)
- Clark County (west)
- Hot Spring County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,210 people, 3,519 households, and 2,431 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (14/mi²). There are 4,401 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 56.96% White, 40.98% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,519 households out of which 29.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% are married couples living together, 13.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 28.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $26,608, and the median income for a family is $32,630. Males have a median income of $28,538 versus $17,884 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,610. 18.90% of the population and 13.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.80% of those under the age of 18 and 20.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.