Bauxite, Arkansas

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Bauxite is a town in Saline County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 432 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is named for the mineral bauxite, the source ore for aluminum, which was found in abundant quantities in the area and became a source of aluminum refining (two local roads are named Alcoa and Reynolds, after the major producers which later merged).



Bauxite is located at 34°33′33″N 92°30′51″W / 34.55917°N 92.51417°W / 34.55917; -92.51417 (34.559107, -92.514038).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.3 km² (2.5 mi²). 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (2.45%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 432 people, 161 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.8/km² (180.6/mi²). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 27.6/km² (71.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.45% White, 0.69% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 1.62% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 161 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

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