Calhoun County, Arkansas

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Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population is 5,744, ranking Calhoun County as the smallest in Arkansas by population[1]. The county seat is Hampton. Calhoun County is Arkansas's 55th county, formed on December 6, 1850, and named for John C. Calhoun, a Vice President of the United States.

The county is part of the Camden Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 633 square miles (1,639.5 km2), of which 628 square miles (1,626.5 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.68%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,744 people, 2,317 households, and 1,628 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.51% White, 23.38% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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