College City, Arkansas

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College City is a town in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 269 at the 2000 census. It is the site of Williams Baptist College, a four-year liberal arts college.



College City is located at 36°7′33″N 90°56′24″W / 36.12583°N 90.94°W / 36.12583; -90.94 (36.125778, -90.940107)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 km² (0.4 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 269 people, 68 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 230.8/km² (603.6/mi²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 66.1/km² (172.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.68% White, 4.46% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 68 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town the population was spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 51.7% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 11.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 192.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 196.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $18,542 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,837. About 4.4% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 45.5% of those sixty five or over.

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