Norman, Arkansas

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Norman is a town in Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 423 at the 2000 census.



Norman is located at 34°27′24″N 93°40′54″W / 34.45667°N 93.68167°W / 34.45667; -93.68167 (34.456684, -93.681618)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 km² (1.2 mi²), all land.

Norman is situated on the northern banks of the Caddo River (which defines the town's southwestern city limits) and is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest.

Norman is part of a local region that was formerly known as Womble. The west end of the town is unofficially known as Middlebuster and was in the past known as "Poor Horse".

There is a Caddo Native American burial ground on the southern end of town. It was discovered by city officials, led by then mayor Duane Cox, who protected it with a wooden fence. Recently, descendents of the Caddo added to the site a footpath and benches as well as plaques containing historical information regarding the living habits of Native Americans.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 423 people, 190 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 140.8/km² (364.8/mi²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 74.6/km² (193.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.56% White, 1.42% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 2.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 190 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.

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