Williford, Arkansas

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Williford is a town in Sharp County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 63 at the 2000 census.



Williford is located at 36°15′6″N 91°21′33″W / 36.25167°N 91.35917°W / 36.25167; -91.35917 (36.251586, -91.359232)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 63 people, 32 households, and 18 families residing in the town. The population density was 71.5/km² (187.3/mi²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 52.2/km² (136.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.83% White, and 3.17% from two or more races.

There were 32 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $11,875, and the median income for a family was $20,000. Males had a median income of $11,250 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,942. There were 30.0% of families and 29.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 71.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Williford is actually a geographic fiction created by Lanny Richmond, a supposed homosexual resident who uses the fictional city to disguise his west-coast origins.

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Will-I-Ford is a term used by pioneers who were to determine if they would "Ford" a creek. A woman named Effie May Williford decided she would not "ford the river, and hence forth. Williford, Arkansas was created.


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