Widener, Arkansas

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Widener, Arkansas
Location of Widener in St. Francis County, Arkansas.
Location of Widener in St. Francis County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°1′25″N 90°41′2″W / 35.02361°N 90.68389°W / 35.02361; -90.68389Coordinates: 35°1′25″N 90°41′2″W / 35.02361°N 90.68389°W / 35.02361; -90.68389
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountySt. Francis
Area
 • Total0.55 sq mi (1.41 km2)
 • Land0.55 sq mi (1.41 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
210 ft (64 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total273
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
246
 • Density451.38/sq mi (174.32/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code05-75560
GNIS feature ID0083320

Widener is a town in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 273 at the 2010 census, a decline from 335 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Widener is located at 35°1′25″N 90°41′2″W / 35.02361°N 90.68389°W / 35.02361; -90.68389 (35.023559, -90.683886).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 km2 (0.5 mi2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910245
192044983.3%
1930235−47.7%
1940225−4.3%
1950187−16.9%
19602038.6%
197029243.8%
19803168.2%
199038120.6%
2000335−12.1%
2010273−18.5%
2019 (est.)246[2]−9.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 335 people, 111 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 258.7/km2 (663.9/mi2). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 99.6/km2 (255.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 31.94% White, 67.16% Black or African American, 0.30% Asian, 0.60% from other races. 2.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 111 households, out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 22.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 36.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $23,929 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,135. About 34.2% of families and 38.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 34.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Forrest City School District operates public schools serving the community.[6] Forrest City High School is the local high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  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): St. Francis County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-11-05.