Atkins, Arkansas

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Atkins is a city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,878 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Atkins is located at 35°14′37″N 92°56′18″W / 35.24361°N 92.93833°W / 35.24361; -92.93833 (35.243485, -92.938212).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²), all of it land. Many Atkins residents commute to nearby Russellville, Arkansas for work, school, and recreation due to its close location.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,878 people, 1,117 households, and 817 families residing in the city. The population density was 469.8 people per square mile (181.3/km²). There were 1,210 housing units at an average density of 197.5/sq mi (76.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.05% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,117 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

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