Ravenden, Arkansas

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Ravenden is a town in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 511 at the 2000 census.

Spring River flows near Ravenden. U.S. Highway 63 runs through the town, as does the Burlington-Northern Railroad. The community building, still in use, was dedicated in 1960. Ray Ellis was mayor at that time.

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Geography

Ravenden is located at 36°14′2″N 91°15′7″W / 36.23389°N 91.25194°W / 36.23389; -91.25194 (36.233972, -91.251911)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.48% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 511 people, 209 households, and 145 families residing in the town. The population density was 246.7 people per square mile (95.3/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 122.6/sq mi (47.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.26% White, 1.76% Native American, 0.59% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 209 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $29,896. Males had a median income of $23,281 versus $14,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,723. About 19.5% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.6% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

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