Perrytown, Arkansas

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Perrytown, Arkansas
Location of Perrytown in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Location of Perrytown in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 33°41′55″N 93°32′7″W / 33.69861°N 93.53528°W / 33.69861; -93.53528Coordinates: 33°41′55″N 93°32′7″W / 33.69861°N 93.53528°W / 33.69861; -93.53528
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyHempstead
Area
 • Total1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land1.39 sq mi (3.61 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
308 ft (94 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total232
 • Density166.43/sq mi (64.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71801
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-54680
GNIS feature ID0058349

Perrytown is a town[2] in Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 272 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area and was founded in 1959 by local entrepreneur Perry Campbell.

Geography[edit]

Perrytown is located at 33°41′55″N 93°32′7″W / 33.69861°N 93.53528°W / 33.69861; -93.53528 (33.698694, -93.535194).[3]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970148
198028290.5%
1990248−12.1%
20002552.8%
20102726.7%
2020232−14.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 255 people, 119 households, and 82 families residing in the city. The population density was 164.9 people per square mile (63.5/km2). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 82.8/sq mi (31.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.45% White, 9.02% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 3.14% from other races. 4.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 119 households, out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the city the population was spread out, with 16.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $16,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,059. About 11.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.4% of those 65 or over.

Education[edit]

It is within the Hope School District.[6] It operates Hope High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Perrytown, retrieved September 3, 2012
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Hempstead County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-02-27.