Stamps, Arkansas

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Stamps is a city in Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,131 at the 2000 census.



Stamps is located at 33°21′35″N 93°29′51″W / 33.35972°N 93.4975°W / 33.35972; -93.4975 (33.359695, -93.497495).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 mi² (8.2 km²). 3.1 mi² (8.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 mi² (0.2 km²) of it (2.54%) is water.

Notable natives

The town was named for settler James Hardy Stamps.

Stamps was the childhood home of author Maya Angelou, and was depicted in her book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

From 1948-1950, the former professional football player George Doherty coached at Stamps High School and turned a winless team into two district championships and a second-place finish statewide.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,131 people, 830 households, and 541 families residing in the city. The population density was 693.7 people per square mile (268.0/km²). There were 1,003 housing units at an average density of 326.5/sq mi (126.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.30% White, 54.48% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 830 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.10.

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