Mineral Springs, Arkansas

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Mineral Springs is a city in Howard County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,264 at the 2000 census.



Mineral Springs is located at 33°52′35″N 93°55′7″W / 33.87639°N 93.91861°W / 33.87639; -93.91861 (33.876358, -93.918599)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.86%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,264 people, 466 households, and 354 families residing in the city. The population density was 546.3 people per square mile (211.3/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 224.3/sq mi (86.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.19% White, 41.46% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 5.78% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 10.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 466 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,853, and the median income for a family was $31,150. Males had a median income of $24,286 versus $16,775 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,477. About 16.2% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

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