Pollard, Arkansas

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Pollard is a town in Clay County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 240 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Pollard is located at 36°25′50″N 90°16′8″W / 36.43056°N 90.26889°W / 36.43056; -90.26889 (36.430686, -90.268820)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 240 people, 96 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 319.5/km² (819.0/mi²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 139.8/km² (358.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 96 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 13.5% 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 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,375, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $21,136 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,220. About 14.3% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 32.5% of those sixty five or over.

Facts

The Pollard Picnic is held annually on the first Saturday following the July 4th celebration in Piggott, AR. The picnic includes various events, such as beauty contests, gospel and country singing, speeches, Bingo, a ring toss, a men's softball tournament, swings for children, a bubble gum blowing contest, and awards for oldest male, female, and visitor traveling furthest. A benefit auction is also held during the day in which items donated from various businesses and individuals in the community are bid upon. Cash prizes and a handmade quilt made by ladies in the community are raffled at the end of the day's events. All proceeds from the Pollard Picnic go toward the upkeep of the cemetery at the New Hope Baptist Church.[citation needed]

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