Chidester, Arkansas

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Chidester, Arkansas
Chidester Mercantile on Main St
Chidester Mercantile on Main St
Location of Chidester in Ouachita County, Arkansas.
Location of Chidester in Ouachita County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 33°42′5″N 93°1′24″W / 33.70139°N 93.02333°W / 33.70139; -93.02333Coordinates: 33°42′5″N 93°1′24″W / 33.70139°N 93.02333°W / 33.70139; -93.02333
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyOuachita
Area
 • Total5.31 sq mi (13.76 km2)
 • Land5.31 sq mi (13.76 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
236 ft (72 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total287
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
264
 • Density49.68/sq mi (19.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71726
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-13750
GNIS feature ID0057546

Chidester is a city in Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census, it is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Chidester is located at 33°42′5″N 93°1′24″W / 33.70139°N 93.02333°W / 33.70139; -93.02333 (33.701331, -93.023349).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910211
192028032.7%
193039942.5%
194050827.3%
1950425−16.3%
1960348−18.1%
1970232−33.3%
198034247.4%
199048943.0%
2000335−31.5%
2010287−14.3%
Est. 2017264[2]−8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2014 Estimate[5]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 287 people residing in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 57.5% Black, 41.8% White, 0.3% Native American and 0.3% from two or more races.

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 335 people, 142 households, and 94 families residing in the city; the population density was 62.9 people per square mile (24.3/km²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 34.2/sq mi (13.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 37.01% White, 62.39% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 142 households out of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,397, and the median income for a family was $29,000. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $20,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,425. About 21.8% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.4% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is available from Camden Fairview School District, which leads to graduation from Camden Fairview High School.

The Chidester School District consolidated into the Fairview School District on July 1, 1987; the Fairview district later became the Camden-Fairview School District as it had absorbed the Camden School District on October 16, 1990.[7]

Previously the Camden Fairview district operated Chidester Elementary School,[8] it occupied the former Chidester Public School, a high school building, and was established in 1987. Its school facility was built in 1968.[9]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chidester has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

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. ^ "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. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. 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 May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Home. Camden Fairview School District. April 5, 2001. Retrieved on October 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Welcome to Chidester Elementary School!." Camden Fairview School District. April 5, 2001. Retrieved on October 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Chidester, Arkansas