Branch, Arkansas

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Branch, Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 93°57′20″W / 35.30861°N 93.95556°W / 35.30861; -93.95556Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 93°57′20″W / 35.30861°N 93.95556°W / 35.30861; -93.95556
Area
 • Total3.12 sq mi (8.08 km2)
 • Land3.12 sq mi (8.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total367
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
341
 • Density109.36/sq mi (42.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72928
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-08440
GNIS feature ID0057428

Branch is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 367 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Branch is located in southwestern Franklin County at the junctions of Arkansas Highways 22 and 41. Highway 22 leads east 5 miles (8 km) to Caulksville and west 5 miles (8 km) to Charleston, while Highway 41 leads north 10 miles (16 km) to Cecil and south 14 miles (23 km) to Booneville. Fort Smith is 28 miles (45 km) to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Branch has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910271
192037036.5%
1930318−14.1%
194039022.6%
1950308−21.0%
1960258−16.2%
197032526.0%
19803538.6%
1990299−15.3%
200035719.4%
20103672.8%
Est. 2017341[2]−7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2014 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 357 people, 141 households, and 106 families residing in the city; the population density was 100.1 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 43.5 per square mile (16.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.08% White, 1.68% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 141 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,531, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $17,266 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,317. About 6.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Branch city, Arkansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Rep. Stubblefield to enter Senate race, October 4, 2011". thecitywire.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.