Dierks, Arkansas

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Dierks is a city in Howard County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,230 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Dierks is located at 34°7′11″N 94°1′3″W / 34.11972°N 94.0175°W / 34.11972; -94.0175 (34.119793, -94.017452)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all of it land. Dierks is located in Howard County. Dierks was formerly known as Hardscrabble. It was then changed to Dierks after Herman Dierks, who owned the Dierks Lumber Company. Dierks has a lake that is great fishing spot for you avid fisherman. It also has three different areas to camp: Jefferson Ridge, Blue Ridge, and Horseshoe Bend.

In 2007, Dierks celebrated its 100th birthday.

Dierks holds an annual Pine Tree Festival the first weekend in August every year. Vendors come and set up booths and there are games and activities that go on all weekend. There is a loader contest sponsored by Suttle Equipment, Inc., a BBQ cook-off, tractor show sponsored by the Rusty Relics Tractor Club, a car show, a talent show, and on Saturday there is a concert with a country singer or band. In 2008, Craig Morgan was the artist. Throughout the years many of the biggest country artists played the Pine Tree Festival. Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Sceeter Davis, and John Anderson, just to name a few.

There are two schools in the city. JoAnn Walters Elementary School and Dierks High School. They are the Outlaws and the actual mascot uniform is a horse named Blue. Their colors are royal blue and white.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,230 people, 465 households, and 349 families residing in the city. The population density was 660.2 people per square mile (255.3/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 290.9/sq mi (112.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.93% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.46% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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