Gosnell, Arkansas

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Gosnell is a city in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 3,968 at the 2000 census.



Gosnell is located at 35°57′48″N 89°58′2″W / 35.96333°N 89.96722°W / 35.96333; -89.96722 (35.963308, -89.967224)[1].

Gosnell used to depend on the nearby Blytheville Air Force Base but since its closure in the early nineties the city has lost many of its inhabitants. The city is home to the Gosnell School District, which currently (2007) has an enrollment of 1428 K-12.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.

The current mayor of Gosnell is Dick Reams


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,968 people, 1,369 households, and 1,074 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,367.1 people per square mile (911.9/km²). There were 1,578 housing units at an average density of 941.3/sq mi (362.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.12% White, 15.15% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 1.86% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 3.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,369 households out of which 48.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

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