Alpena, Arkansas

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Alpena is a town in Boone and Carroll counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 371 at the 2000 census.

The Boone County portion of Alpena is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Alpena Pass was founded in 1908 on top of a graveyard shortly after the Missouri-North Arkansas Railroad was built through Boone County. In the 1950s the word pass was dropped from the name, thus creating the current name, Alpena.

At the time of the town's founding, the town of Carrollton was in decline. Many of the buildings of Carrollton were disassembled, moved and reassembled at Alpena Pass. When trains stopped running through the town, it lost population and importance to the area.


Alpena is located at 36°17′37″N 93°17′46″W / 36.293713°N 93.296233°W / 36.293713; -93.296233.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 km² (1.4 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 371 people, 146 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.3/km² (272.9/mi²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 48.3/km² (125.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.50% White, 2.16% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 1.08% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 146 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

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