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Population by Race and County 1870-1900

Census State Data Center

Population by County 1870-1900

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                                 1870                          1880
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                      Total     White   Colored     Total     White   Colored
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State Total         484,284   362,115   122,169   802,525   591,531   210,666

Arkansas              8,194     3,982     4,212     8,038     4,971     3,067
Ashley                8,042     4,278     3,764    10,156     5,026     5,130
Baxter                   -         -         -      6,004     5,959        45
Benton               13,822    13,640       182    20,328    20,167       128
Boone                 7,032     6,958        74    12,146    12,058        88
Bradley               8,646     6,117     2,529     6,285     4,075     2,210
Calhoun               3,853     2,753     1,100     5,671     3,583     2,088
Carroll               5,780     5,743        37    13,337    13,272        60
Chicot                7,209     1,816     5,393    10,117     1,563     8,495
Clark                11,953     8,461     3,492    15,771    10,567     5,203
Clay                     -         -         -      7,213     7,191        22
Cleburne                 -         -         -         -         -         -  
Cleveland                -         -         -         -         -         - 
Columbia             11,397     7,679     3,718    14,090     8,587     5,503
Conway                8,112     7,482       630    12,755     9,546     3,206
Craighead             4,577     4,324       253     7,037     6,776       261
Crawford              8,949     7,961       988    14,740    13,332     1,392
Crittenden            3,828     1,253     2,575     9,415     1,899     7,516
Cross                 3,915     2,626     1,289     5,050     3,261     1,789
Dallas                5,707     3,956     1,751     6,505     4,299     2,206
Desha                 6,119     2,185     3,934     8,973     2,452     6,514
Dorsey                   -         -         -      8,370     6,041     2,329
Drew                  9,960     6,106     3,854    12,231     6,472     5,759
Faulkner                 -         -         -     12,786    11,368     1,418
Franklin              9,627     8,976       651    14,951    14,455       493
Fulton                4,843     4,758        85     6,720     6,684        36
Garland                  -         -         -      9,023     7,457     1,562
Grant                 3,943     3,604       339     6,185     5,629       556
Greene                7,573     7,417       156     7,480     7,405        75
Hempstead            13,768     7,439     6,329    19,015     9,593     9,421
Hot Spring            5,876     5,226       650     7,775     7,030       745
Howard                   -         -         -      9,917     7,409     2,508
Independence         14,566    13,658       908    18,086    16,703     1,382
Izard                 6,806     6,624       182    10,857    10,635       222
Jackson               7,268     5,656     1,612    10,877     8,113     2,763
Jefferson            15,723     5,556    10,167    22,386     5,331    17,011
Johnson               9,152     8,539       613    11,565    11,073       491
Lafayette             9,139     3,981     5,158     5,730     2,116     3,614
Lawrence              5,981     5,735       246     8,782     8,315       467
Lee                      -         -         -     13,288     4,138     9,150
Lincoln                  -         -         -      9,255     4,212     5,040
Little River          3,236     1,358     1,878     6,404     3,064     3,335
Logan                    -         -         -     14,885    13,901       984
Lonoke                   -         -         -     12,146     8,143     4,003
Madison               8,231     8,081       150    11,455    11,331       124
Marion                3,979     3,960        19     7,907     7,864        43
Miller*                  -         -         -      9,919     5,324     4,595
Mississippi           3,633     2,662       971     7,332     4,671     2,654
Monroe                8,335     5,135     3,200     9,574     4,365     5,209
Montgomery            2,984     2,864       120     5,729     5,471       258
Nevada                   -         -         -     12,959     9,236     3,722
Newton                4,374     4,365         9     6,120     6,115         5
Ouachita             12,969     7,511     5,458    11,758     5,504     6,253
Perry                 2,685     2,395       290     3,872     3,072       800
Phillips             15,372     4,871    10,501    21,262     5,444    15,809
Pike                  3,788     3,367       421     6,345     5,951       392
Poinsett              1,719     1,494       225     2,192     1,902       290
Polk                  3,368     3,323        45     5,857     5,792        61
Pope                  8,386     7,811       575    14,322    13,413       909
Prairie               5,604     3,793     1,811     8,435     5,691     2,734
Pulaski              32,056    18,348    13,708    32,616    17,667    14,921
Randolph              7,466     7,109       357    11,724    11,097       627
St. Francis           6,714     4,268     2,446     8,389     4,921     3,467
Saline                3,911     3,726       185     8,953     7,586     1,366
Scott                 7,483     7,362       121     9,174     9,085        83
Searcy                5,614     5,584        30     7,278     7,262        16
Sebastian            12,899    11,545     1,354    19,560    17,970     1,541
Sevier                4,491     3,523       968     6,192     5,088     1,096
Sharp                 5,400     5,286       114     9,047     8,871       176
Stone                    -         -         -      5,089     4,984        99
Union                10,571     5,675     4,896    13,419     6,985     6,434
Van Buren             5,107     4,988       119     9,565     9,447       118
Washington           17,264    16,590       674    23,844    22,894       944
White                10,346     9,146     1,200    17,794    15,761     2,032
Woodruff              6,891     4,205     2,686     8,646     4,163     4,483
Yell                  8,048     7,281       767    13,852    12,733     1,118

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                                 1890                          1900
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                      Total     White   Colored     Total     White     Negro
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State Total       1,128,179   818,752   309,117 1,311,564   944,580   366,856

Arkansas             11,432     7,899     3,532    12,973     8,915     4,058
Ashley               13,295     6,427     6,868    19,734     9,135    10,599
Baxter                8,527     8,509        18     9,298     9,293         5
Benton               27,716    27,622        92    31,611    31,499       112
Boone                15,816    15,723        91    16,396    16,254       142
Bradley               7,972     5,108     2,864     9,651     6,311     3,340
Calhoun               7,267     4,547     2,720     8,539     5,254     3,285
Carroll              17,288    17,205        82    18,848    18,682       166
Chicot               11,419     1,392    10,023    14,528     1,876    12,650
Clark                20,997    14,201     6,785    21,289    14,022     7,267
Clay                 12,200    12,156        43    15,886    15,877         9
Cleburne              7,884     7,832        49     9,628     9,617        11
Cleveland            11,362     8,034     3,327    11,620     8,106     3,514
Columbia             19,893    12,580     7,312    22,077    12,610     9,467
Conway               19,459    11,788     7,671    19,772    12,150     7,622
Craighead            12,025    11,506       519    19,505    18,302     1,203
Crawford             21,714    19,410     2,296    21,270    19,045     2,224
Crittenden           13,940     2,050    11,890    14,529     2,239    12,290
Cross                 7,693     4,802     2,890    11,051     6,188     4,863
Dallas                9,296     6,026     3,265    11,518     6,935     4,583
Desha                10,324     2,119     8,198    11,511     2,104     9,405
Dorsey                   -         -         -         -         -         - 
Drew                 17,352     7,487     9,865    19,451     9,162    10,289
Faulkner             18,342    14,994     3,348    20,780    16,338     4,440
Franklin             19,934    19,256       677    17,395    16,808       587
Fulton               10,984    10,898        85    12,917    12,838        79
Garland              15,328    12,547     2,774    18,773    15,096     3,674
Grant                 7,786     6,750     1,035     7,671     6,825       846
Greene               12,908    12,747       161    16,979    16,898        81
Hempstead            22,796    11,819    10,968    24,101    12,111    11,990
Hot Spring           11,603    10,354     1,249    12,748    11,263     1,485
Howard               13,789    10,734     3,054    14,076    10,978     3,098
Independence         21,961    20,381     1,568    22,557    21,074     1,483
Izard                13,038    12,776       262    13,506    13,221       285
Jackson              15,179    10,849     4,329    18,383    13,090     5,290
Jefferson            40,881    10,951    29,908    40,972    11,146    29,812
Johnson              16,758    16,125       631    17,448    16,828       619
Lafayette             7,700     3,157     4,543    10,594     4,108     6,486
Lawrence             12,984    12,151       833    16,491    15,439     1,051
Lee                  18,886     4,691    14,187    19,409     4,303    15,105
Lincoln              10,255     3,784     6,469    13,389     4,938     8,451
Little River          8,903     4,902     4,001    13,731     7,982     5,749
Logan                20,774    19,646     1,124    20,563    19,784       779
Lonoke               19,263    11,278     7,981    22,544    13,250     9,294
Madison              17,402    17,344        58    19,864    19,820        44
Marion               10,390    10,358        32    11,377    11,339        38
Miller*              14,714     8,147     6,565    17,558     9,935     7,619
Mississippi          11,635     5,735     5,884    16,384     8,061     8,321
Monroe               15,336     6,124     9,203    16,816     5,821    10,995
Montgomery            7,923     7,621       302     9,444     9,125       319
Nevada               14,832    10,526     4,304    16,609    10,776     5,833
Newton                9,950     9,943         6    12,538    12,531         7
Ouachita             17,033     8,076     8,954    20,892     9,257    11,634
Perry                 5,538     4,597       941     7,294     6,484       810
Phillips             25,341     5,695    19,640    26,561     5,677    20,877
Pike                  8,537     8,053       484    10,301     9,705       596
Poinsett              4,272     3,726       546     7,025     5,994     1,031
Polk                  9,283     9,237        46    18,352    18,175       177
Pope                 19,458    17,837     1,621    21,715    19,850     1,865
Prairie              11,374     7,011     4,363    11,875     7,684     4,191
Pulaski              47,329    25,329    21,935    63,179    34,040    29,116
Randolph             14,485    13,890       595    17,156    16,550       606
St. Francis          13,543     5,541     8,000    17,157     6,152    11,005
Saline               11,311     9,827     1,484    13,122    11,202     1,920
Scott                12,635    12,601        31    13,183    13,079       102
Searcy                9,664     9,630        28    11,988    11,972        16
Sebastian            33,200    29,398     3,740    36,935    32,476     4,407
Sevier               10,072     8,616     1,453    16,339    14,292     2,041
Sharp                10,418    10,240       177    12,199    11,987       212
Stone                 7,043     6,930       113     8,100     8,021        79
Union                14,977     8,605     6,372    22,495    12,775     9,720
Van Buren             8,567     8,405       162    11,220    10,894       326
Washington           32,024    31,014     1,010    34,256    33,367       888
White                22,946    20,379     2,563    24,864    22,208     2,656
Woodruff             14,009     6,452     7,556    16,304     6,357     9,947
Yell                 18,015    16,652     1,362    22,750    21,080     1,670
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Prepared by the Census State Data Center, Institute for Economic Advancement, College of Business Administration, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, from the Eleventh & Thirteenth Census' of the United States, 1890 & 1910, General Population Characteristics, 1920-1990, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Revised:January 22, 1998