Stephens is a city in Ouachita County, United States. The population was 891 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area. Stephens was incorporated in 1889. Stephens is located at 33°24′54″N 93°4′6″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles, of which 2.7 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 891 people residing in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 57.1% Black, 40.6% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% from some other race and 1.1% from two or more races. 0.9 % were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,152 people, 448 households, 317 families residing in the city; the population density was 421.8 people per square mile. There were 509 housing units at an average density of 186.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 53.04% White, 45.83% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% from other races, 0.61% from two or more races.
0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 448 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,045, the median income for a family was $30,903. Males had a median income of $25,568 versus $20,333 for females; the per capita income for the city was $10,608. About 30.4% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.7% of those under age 18 and 28.8% of those age 65 or over.
Students are zoned including Camden Fairview High School. It was served by the Stephens School District, which operated Stephens High School; the Arkansas Board of Education voted to dissolve the Stephens district in April 2014. A portion in Ouachita County was assigned to Camden Fairview. Camden Fairview took ownership of the Stephens district buildings in Stephens. According to Mike McNeill of the Magnolia Reporter, the expected outcome was that the Camden Fairview district would give the Stephens school property to the Stephens city government. Dee Brown, author Bobby Collier, American football player Marvin Thomas "Tommy" Davis, mayor of Minden, born in Stephens in 1942. Barbara Hendricks and lieder soprano singer. Joe Perry, NFL Hall of Fame running back Dick Hughes, baseball player, pitcher for the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals World Series champion team. Frank Spooner, Louisiana businessman and politician, born in Stephens in 1937. H. L. Arrington, founder of Elk Roofing, Inc. of Stephens, Arkansas
A city is a large human settlement. Cities have extensive systems for housing, sanitation, land use, communication, their density facilitates interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process. City-dwellers have been a small proportion of humanity overall, but following two centuries of unprecedented and rapid urbanization half of the world population now lives in cities, which has had profound consequences for global sustainability. Present-day cities form the core of larger metropolitan areas and urban areas—creating numerous commuters traveling towards city centers for employment and edification. However, in a world of intensifying globalization, all cities are in different degree connected globally beyond these regions; the most populated city proper is Chongqing while the most populous metropolitan areas are the Greater Tokyo Area, the Shanghai area, Jabodetabek. The cities of Faiyum and Varanasi are among those laying claim to longest continual inhabitation.
A city is distinguished from other human settlements by its great size, but by its functions and its special symbolic status, which may be conferred by a central authority. The term can refer either to the physical streets and buildings of the city or to the collection of people who dwell there, can be used in a general sense to mean urban rather than rural territory. A variety of definitions, invoking population, population density, number of dwellings, economic function, infrastructure, are used in national censuses to classify populations as urban. Common population definitions for a city range between 1,500 and 50,000 people, with most U. S. states using a minimum between 5,000 inhabitants. However, some jurisdictions set no such minimums. In the United Kingdom, city status is awarded by the government and remains permanently, resulting in some small cities, such as Wells and St Davids. According to the "functional definition" a city is not distinguished by size alone, but by the role it plays within a larger political context.
Cities serve as administrative, commercial and cultural hubs for their larger surrounding areas. Examples of settlements called city which may not meet any of the traditional criteria to be named such include Broad Top City and City Dulas, Anglesey, a hamlet; the presence of a literate elite is sometimes included in the definition. A typical city has professional administrators and some form of taxation to support the government workers; the governments may be based on heredity, military power, work projects such as canal building, food distribution, land ownership, commerce, finance, or a combination of these. Societies that live in cities are called civilizations; the word city and the related civilization come, via Old French, from the Latin root civitas meaning citizenship or community member and coming to correspond with urbs, meaning city in a more physical sense. The Roman civitas was linked with the Greek "polis"—another common root appearing in English words such as metropolis. Urban geography deals both with their internal structure.
Town siting has varied through history according to natural, technological and military contexts. Access to water has long been a major factor in city placement and growth, despite exceptions enabled by the advent of rail transport in the nineteenth century, through the present most of the world's urban population lives near the coast or on a river. Urban areas as a rule cannot produce their own food and therefore must develop some relationship with a hinterland which sustains them. Only in special cases such as mining towns which play a vital role in long-distance trade, are cities disconnected from the countryside which feeds them. Thus, centrality within a productive region influences siting, as economic forces would in theory favor the creation of market places in optimal mutually reachable locations; the vast majority of cities have a central area containing buildings with special economic and religious significance. Archaeologists refer to this area by the Greek term temenos; these spaces reflect and amplify the city's centrality and importance to its wider sphere of influence.
Today cities have downtown, sometimes coincident with a central business district. Cities have public spaces where anyone can go; these include owned spaces open to the public as well as forms of public land such as public domain and the commons. Western philosophy since the time of the Greek agora has considered physical public space as the substrate of the symbolic public sphere. Public art adorns public spaces. Parks and other natural sites within cities provide residents with relief from the hardness and regularity of typical built environments. Urban structure follows one or more basic patterns: geomorphic, concentric and curvilinear. Physical environment constrains the form in which a city is built. If located on a mountainside, urban structure may rely on winding roads, it may be adapted to its means of subsistence. And it may be set up for optimal defense given the surrounding landscape. Beyond these "geomorphi
Chidester is a city in Ouachita County, United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census, it is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area. Chidester is located at 33°42′5″N 93°1′24″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles, all land. 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 of 2000, there were 335 people, 142 households, 94 families residing in the city; the population density was 62.9 people per square mile. There were 182 housing units at an average density of 34.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 37.01% White, 62.39% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 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, 33.8% were non-families.
30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone, 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, 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, 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. 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 Camden Fairview district operated Chidester Elementary School, it occupied the former Chidester Public School, a high school building, was established in 1987. Its school facility was built in 1968; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chidester has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps
Ouachita County, Arkansas
Ouachita County is a county located in the south central part of the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,120; the county seat is Camden. Ouachita County is part of AR Micropolitan Statistical Area. Formed on November 29, 1842, the county is named for the Ouachita River; until the late 20th century, the county was a Democratic Party stronghold, aided by the state's having disenfranchised most African Americans at the turn of the century. As in much of the rest of the South, conservative whites, who comprise the majority of the population in the county, have shifted into the Republican Party. In 1972, U. S. President Richard M. Nixon became the first Republican presidential nominee in the 20th century to win a majority in Ouachita County. Much in the 2008 presidential election, U. S. Senator John McCain won the county by nearly ten percentage votes over Senator Barack Obama, following President George W. Bush's victory over Senator John F. Kerry in 2004; the politically influential Pryor family is based here.
S. senators, David Pryor and his son Mark Pryor. The elder Pryor served as a former governor of Arkansas and US Congressman; the county is served by The Camden News. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 740 square miles, of which 733 square miles is land and 7.0 square miles is water. Future Interstate 69 U. S. Highway 79 U. S. Highway 278 Highway 4 Highway 7 Highway 9 Highway 24 Dallas County Calhoun County Union County Columbia County Nevada County Clark County The county had its peak of population in 1950; as of the 2010 census, there were 26,120 people residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 56.3% White, 39.9% Black, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% from two or more races. 1.6% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the 2000 census, there were 28,790 people, 11,613 households, 8,071 families residing in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 13,450 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 59.74% White, 38.64% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, 0.83% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 11,613 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 15.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.50% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,341, the median income for a family was $35,736.
Males had a median income of $30,976 versus $18,800 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,118. About 16.10% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.20% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over. Bearden Camden Chidester East Camden Stephens Louann Reader Cullendale Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county; each township includes unincorporated areas. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research; each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Ouachita County are listed below. List of lakes in Ouachita County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Ouachita County, Arkansas USS Ouachita County Ouachita County, Arkansas entry on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture Ouachita County Sheriff's Office
Bearden is a city in Ouachita County, United States. The population was 1,125 at the 2000 census, it is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area. Bearden is located at 33°43′34″N 92°37′3″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all land. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 966 people residing in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 58.7% White, 32.5% Black, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian and 2.5% from two or more races. 5.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,125 people, 443 households, 295 families residing in the city; the population density was 976.7 people per square mile. There were 495 housing units at an average density of 429.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 65.07% White, 32.44% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 1.07% from other races, 1.16% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 445 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.16. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,420, the median income for a family was $30,573. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $14,886 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,904. About 18.3% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.
Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Bearden School District, which includes: Bearden Elementary School, serving kindergarten through grade 6. Bearden High School, serving grades 7 through 12. Marion H. Crank, born in Bearden in 1915 Reverend Dr. James Hal Cone, Father of Black Liberation Theology, distinguished professor of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York for 50 years, raised in childhood in Bearden, Arkansas. Homer Harold Jones Jr, Mayor of Bearden for 11 years. Born March 2 1929 and passed away May 14, 2017
Camden, Arkansas micropolitan area
The Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in the U. S. state of Arkansas, anchored by the city of Camden. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 31,489. Calhoun Ouachita Places with more than 10,000 inhabitants Camden Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants Bearden Hampton Stephens Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants East Camden Thornton Places with less than 500 inhabitants Chidester Harrell Louann Reader Tinsman Unincorporated places Cullendale As of the census of 2000, there were 34,534 people, 13,930 households, 9,699 families residing within the μSA; the racial makeup of the μSA was 62.20% White, 36.10% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population. The median income for a household in the μSA was $28,890, the median income for a family was $35,192.
Males had a median income of $30,665 versus $18,126 for females. The per capita income for the μSA was $15,337. Arkansas census statistical areas
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
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