Sweet Home, Arkansas

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Location in Pulaski County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Pulaski County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°40′53″N 92°14′36″W / 34.68139°N 92.24333°W / 34.68139; -92.24333Coordinates: 34°40′53″N 92°14′36″W / 34.68139°N 92.24333°W / 34.68139; -92.24333
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyPulaski
Area
 • Total4.07 sq mi (10.54 km2)
 • Land3.89 sq mi (10.07 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Elevation
272 ft (83 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total198
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
N/A
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72164
Area code(s)501
FIPS code05-68330
GNIS feature ID0058722

Sweet Home is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 849 at the 2010 census,[3] it is part of the 'Little Rock-North Little Rock-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

Geography[edit]

Sweet Home is located at 34°40′53″N 92°14′36″W / 34.68139°N 92.24333°W / 34.68139; -92.24333 (34.681478, -92.243445).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (2.72%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20001,070
2010849−20.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,070 people, 385 households, and 267 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 272.0 people per square mile (105.1/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 117.7/sq mi (45.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 24.11% White, 74.02% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 1.40% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 385 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,352, and the median income for a family was $30,781. Males had a median income of $22,069 versus $21,643 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $8,868. About 21.7% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 60.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Most of the geographical history of Sweet Home and the surrounding areas was farms and fields. After Bauxite Mining between the 1940's through 1960's many blue holes were formed in the Sweet Home Area.[7]

Sweet Home was the site of the Arkansas Confederate Soldiers' Home from 1890 to 1955, but the home was moved to the grounds of the Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Little Rock from 1955-1963;[8] the Hanger Cotton Gin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Education[edit]

The Pulaski County Special School District has its administrative headquarters in Sweet Home. Also, Mills Middle School and Mills University Studies High School which opened a new building in the fall of 2018 are based here.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ Sherer, Robert. "Sweet Home (Pulaski County) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net. Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
  8. ^ Arkansas History Commission, "Arkansas Confederate Home Records" in Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2010-01-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (accessed January 27, 2009).
  9. ^ "PCSSD." Pulaski County Special School District. Retrieved on March 8, 2011. "Pulaski County Special School District 925 East Dixon Rd Little Rock, AR 72206"
  10. ^ "Sweet Home CDP, Arkansas." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on March 8, 2011.

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