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Population by County 1810-1900

Census State Data Center

Population by County 1810-1900

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                1810    1820    1830    1840    1850    1860    1870     1880      1890      1900
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Arkansas       1,062  14,255  30,388  97,574 209,897 435,450 484,471  802,525 1,128,179 1,311,564

Arkansas           -       -   1,426   1,346   3,245   8,844   8,268    8,038    11,432    12,973
Ashley             -       -       -       -   2,058   8,590   8,042   10,156    13,295    19,734
Baxter             -       -       -       -       -       -       -    6,004     8,527     9,298
Benton             -       -       -   2,228   3,710   9,306  13,831   20,328    27,716    31,611
Boone              -       -       -       -       -       -   7,032   12,146    15,816    16,396
Bradley            -       -       -       -   3,829   8,388   8,646    6,285     7,972     9,651
Calhoun            -       -       -       -       -   4,103   3,853    5,671     7,267     8,539
Carroll            -       -       -   2,844   4,614   9,383   5,780   13,337    17,288    18,848
Chicot             -       -   1,165   3,806   5,115   9,234   7,214   10,117    11,419    14,528
Clark              -   1,040   1,369   2,309   4,070   9,735  11,953   15,771    20,997    21,289
Clay               -       -       -       -       -       -       -    7,213    12,200    15,886
Cleburne           -       -       -       -       -       -       -        -     7,884     9,628
Cleveland          -       -       -       -       -       -       -        -    11,362    11,620
Columbia           -       -       -       -       -  12,449  11,397   14,090    19,893    22,077
Conway             -       -     982   2,892   3,583   6,697   8,112   12,755    19,459    19,772
Craighead          -       -       -       -       -   3,066   4,577    7,037    12,025    19,505
Crawford           -       -   2,440   4,266   7,960   7,850   8,957   14,740    21,714    21,270
Crittenden         -       -   1,272   1,561   2,648   4,920   3,831    9,415    13,940    14,529
Cross              -       -       -       -       -       -   3,915    5,050     7,693    11,051
Dallas             -       -       -       -   6,877   8,283   5,707    6,505     9,296    11,518
Desha              -       -       -   1,598   2,911   6,459   6,125    8,973    10,324    11,511
Dorsey             -       -       -       -       -       -       -    8,370         -         -
Drew               -       -       -       -   3,276   9,078   9,960   12,231    17,352    19,451
Faulkner           -       -       -       -       -       -       -   12,786    18,342    20,780
Franklin           -       -       -   2,665   3,972   7,298   9,627   14,951    19,934    17,395
Fulton             -       -       -       -   1,819   4,024   4,843    6,720    10,984    12,917
Garland            -       -       -       -       -       -       -    9,023    15,328    18,773
Grant              -       -       -       -       -       -   3,943    6,185     7,786     7,671
Greene             -       -       -   1,586   2,593   5,843   7,573    7,480    12,908    16,979
Hempstead          -   2,246   2,512   4,921   7,672  13,989  13,768   19,015    22,796    24,101
Hot Spring         -       -     458   1,907   3,609   5,635   5,877    7,775    11,603    12,748
Howard             -       -       -       -       -       -       -    9,917    13,789    14,076
Independence       -       -   2,031   3,669   7,767  14,307  14,566   18,086    21,961    22,557
Izard              -       -   1,266   2,240   1,266   7,215   6,806   10,857    13,038    13,506
Jackson            -       -     333   1,540   3,086  10,493   7,268   10,877    15,179    18,383
Jefferson          -       -     772   2,566   5,834  14,971  15,733   22,386    40,881    40,972
Johnson            -       -       -   3,433   5,227   7,612   9,152   11,565    16,758    17,448
Lafayette          -       -     748   2,200   5,220   8,464   9,139    5,730     7,700    10,594
Lawrence           -   5,592   2,806   2,835   5,274   9,372   5,981    8,782    12,984    16,491
Lee                -       -       -       -       -       -       -   13,288    18,886    19,409
Lincoln            -       -       -       -       -       -       -    9,255    10,255    13,389
Little River       -       -       -       -       -       -   3,236    6,404     8,903    13,731
Logan              -       -       -       -       -       -       -   14,885    20,774    20,563
Lonoke             -       -       -       -       -       -       -   12,146    19,263    22,544
Madison            -       -       -   2,775   4,823   7,740   8,231   11,455    17,402    19,864
Marion             -       -           1,325   2,308   6,192   3,979    7,907    10,390    11,377
Miller*            -     999     356       -       -       -       -    9,919    14,714    17,558
Mississippi        -       -       -       -       -   3,895   3,633    7,332    11,635    16,384
Monroe             -       -     461     936   2,049   5,657   8,336    9,574    15,336    16,816
Montgomery         -       -       -       -   1,958   3,633   2,984    5,729     7,923     9,444
Nevada             -       -       -       -       -       -       -   12,959    14,832    16,609
Newton             -       -       -       -   1,758   3,393   4,374    6,120     9,950    12,538
Ouachita           -       -       -       -   9,591  12,936  12,975   11,758    17,033    20,892
Perry              -       -       -       -     978   2,465   2,685    3,872     5,538     7,294
Phillips           -   1,197   1,152   3,547   6,935  14,877  15,372   21,262    25,341    26,561
Pike               -       -       -     969   1,861   4,025   3,788    6,345     8,537    10,301
Poinsett           -       -       -   1,320   2,308   3,621   1,720    2,192     4,272     7,025
Polk               -       -       -       -   1,263   4,262   3,376    5,857     9,283    18,352
Pope               -       -   1,483   2,850   4,710   7,883   8,386   14,322    19,458    21,715
Prairie            -       -       -       -   2,097   8,854   5,604    8,435    11,374    11,875
Pulaski            -   1,921   2,395   5,350   5,657  11,699  32,066   32,616    47,329    63,179
Randolph           -       -       -   2,196   3,275   6,261   7,466   11,724    14,485    17,156
St. Francis        -       -   1,505   2,499   4,479   8,672   6,714    8,389    13,543    17,157
Saline             -       -       -   2,061   3,903   6,640   3,911    8,953    11,311    13,122
Scott              -       -       -   1,694   3,083   5,145   7,483    9,174    12,635    13,183
Searcy             -       -       -     936   1,979   5,271   5,614    7,278     9,664    11,988
Sebastian          -       -       -       -       -   9,238  12,940   19,560    33,200    36,935
Sevier             -       -     634   2,810   4,240  10,516   4,492    6,192    10,072    16,339
Sharp              -       -       -       -       -       -   5,400    9,047    10,418    12,199
Stone              -       -       -       -       -       -       -    5,089     7,043     8,100
Union              -       -     640   2,889  10,298  12,288  10,571   13,419    14,977    22,495
Van Buren          -       -       -   1,518   2,864   5,357   5,107    9,565     8,567    11,220
Washington         -       -   2,182   7,148   9,970  14,673  17,266   23,844    32,024    34,256
White              -       -       -     929   2,619   8,316  10,347   17,794    22,946    24,864
Woodruff           -       -       -       -       -       -   6,891    8,646    14,009    16,304
Yell               -       -       -       -   3,341   6,333   8,048   13,852    18,015    22,750
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* There were two Miller counties. The present one was created in 1875 from part of Lafayette county. The original one stridled the Red River with part in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) and part that is now Texas.

Notes: (1) In 1810 there were no counties. (2) The following counties were created in the 1860's: Boone, Cross, Grant, Little River, Sharp, and Cross. (3) The following counties were created in the 1870's: Baxter, Clay, Dorsey, Faulkner, Garland, Howard, Lee, Lincoln, Logan, Lonoke, Miller, Nevada, and Stone.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, The Number of Inhabitants, Census years; 1990 Census of Population, Population & Housing Unit Counts, Arkansas Table 3.

Revised:January 22, 1998

Prepared by the Census State Data Center, Institute for Economic Advancement, College of Business Administration, UALR.