Lake Village, Arkansas

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Lake Village is a city in Chicot County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,823 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Chicot County[1].

Lake Village is named for its location on Lake Chicot, an oxbow lake formed from the Mississippi River. Lake Chicot is the largest oxbow lake in North America and the largest natural lake in Arkansas.

The state Tourist Information Center in Lake Village is located on a pier extending out into Lake Chicot. It is the only Center in the state completely heated and cooled by solar energy. However, it is scheduled to be replaced by a more modern center.

According to legend, the remains of Hernando De Soto are buried in Lake Chicot. Also, Charles Lindbergh made his first nighttime flight over Lake Chicot and Lake Village in April 1923. See here for a list of sites associated with the de Soto Expedition.



Lake Village is located at 33°19′54″N 91°17′1″W / 33.33167°N 91.28361°W / 33.33167; -91.28361 (33.331592, -91.283497)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,823 people, 1,090 households, and 705 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.7 people per square mile (524.0/km²). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 593.0/sq mi (228.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 40.74% White, 56.15% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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