Haskell, Arkansas

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Haskell is a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,645 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Haskell is located at 34°30′44″N 92°38′20″W / 34.51222°N 92.63889°W / 34.51222; -92.63889 (34.512171, -92.638978)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.43%) is water. The City of Haskell has an official website located at www.CityofHaskell.org


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,645 people, 724 households, and 563 families residing in the city. The population density was 572.4 people per square mile (221.0/km²). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 164.9/sq mi (63.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.07% White, 8.77% Black or African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 724 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 126.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,583, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $28,547 versus $21,346 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,692. About 12.7% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

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