Widener, Arkansas

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Widener is a town in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 335 at the 2000 census.


Widener is located at 35°1′25″N 90°41′2″W / 35.02361°N 90.68389°W / 35.02361; -90.68389 (35.023559, -90.683886)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 335 people, 111 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 258.7/km² (663.9/mi²). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 99.6/km² (255.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 31.94% White, 67.16% Black or African American, 0.30% Asian, 0.60% from other races. 2.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 111 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 22.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $23,929 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,135. About 34.2% of families and 38.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 34.1% of those age 65 or over.


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