Calico Rock, Arkansas

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Calico Rock is a city in Izard County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 991 at the 2000 census. The town celebrates a unique feature. It is the only town in the United States where a living community has surrounded and preserved a ghost town, a rather minor claim to fame.

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Geography

Calico Rock is located at 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W / 36.1225°N 92.13361°W / 36.1225; -92.13361 (36.122612, -92.133481).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.38%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 991 people, 428 households, and 264 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.0 people per square mile (106.9/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 147.0/sq mi (56.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 428 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males.

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