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Population by Race and County 1950-1980

Census State Data Center

Population by County 1950-1980

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1950 1960
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Other American
Total White Negro Races Total White Negro Indian Asian Other
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State Total 1,909,511 1,481,507 426,639 1,365 1,786,272 1,395,703 388,787 580 996 206

Arkansas 23,665 18,141 5,514 10 23,355 17,584 5,757 0 14 0
Ashley 25,660 15,901 9,755 4 24,220 15,337 8,881 1 1 0
Baxter 11,683 11,676 5 2 9,943 9,939 0 1 3 0
Benton 38,076 38,003 20 53 36,272 36,153 23 63 27 6
Boone 16,260 16,259 0 1 16,116 16,110 3 2 0 1
Bradley 15,987 10,593 5,394 0 14,029 9,109 4,919 0 1 0
Calhoun 7,132 4,678 2,454 0 5,991 3,882 2,108 0 1 0
Carroll 13,244 13,224 13 7 11,284 11,274 6 3 0 1
Chicot 22,306 10,132 12,130 44 18,990 8,179 10,747 2 62 0
Clark 22,998 16,728 6,265 5 20,950 15,528 5,409 4 4 5
Clay 26,674 26,666 5 3 21,258 21,254 3 0 1 0
Cleburne 11,487 11,483 2 2 9,059 9,058 1 0 0 0
Cleveland 8,956 6,771 2,185 0 6,944 5,239 1,704 1 0 0
Columbia 28,770 17,525 11,237 8 26,400 16,887 9,504 6 1 2
Conway 18,137 13,848 4,286 3 15,430 12,003 3,423 4 0 0
Craighead 50,613 49,057 1,549 7 47,303 45,691 1,584 16 11 1
Crawford 22,727 22,057 664 6 21,318 20,766 534 18 0 0
Crittenden 47,184 15,673 31,431 80 47,564 19,461 28,019 3 70 11
Cross 24,757 16,775 7,971 11 19,551 13,640 5,896 0 15 0
Dallas 12,416 7,546 4,868 2 10,522 6,332 4,186 3 1 0
Desha 25,155 13,069 12,055 31 20,770 10,784 9,972 0 13 1
Dorsey - - - - - - - - - -
Drew 17,959 11,903 6,049 7 15,213 10,052 5,154 0 7 0
Faulkner 25,289 22,453 2,830 6 24,303 21,699 2,602 1 1 0
Franklin 12,358 12,166 190 2 10,213 10,091 120 1 0 1
Fulton 9,187 9,182 4 1 6,657 6,653 0 2 2 0
Garland 47,102 41,482 5,580 40 46,697 41,691 4,964 29 5 8
Grant 9,024 8,285 738 1 8,294 7,724 569 0 0 1
Greene 29,149 29,091 56 2 25,198 25,181 14 1 0 2
Hempstead 25,080 14,841 10,233 6 19,661 12,330 7,329 2 0 0
Hot Spring 22,181 19,321 2,855 5 21,893 18,693 3,193 3 3 1
Howard 13,342 10,612 2,722 8 10,878 8,610 2,260 8 0 0
Independence 23,488 22,840 642 6 20,048 19,517 527 1 1 2
Izard 9,953 9,852 95 6 6,766 6,710 54 1 0 1
Jackson 25,912 22,158 3,739 15 22,843 19,373 3,466 0 3 1
Jefferson 76,075 38,152 37,835 88 81,373 45,915 35,365 5 79 9
Johnson 16,138 15,889 243 6 12,421 12,157 259 2 1 2
Lafayette 13,203 7,233 5,967 3 11,030 6,051 4,979 0 0 0
Lawrence 21,303 21,027 275 1 17,267 17,112 147 5 3 0
Lee 24,322 9,871 14,404 47 21,001 8,167 12,791 3 39 1
Lincoln 17,079 7,983 9,079 17 14,447 7,430 6,998 11 0 8
Little River 11,690 7,746 3,939 5 9,211 6,326 2,884 1 0 0
Logan 20,260 19,749 492 19 15,957 15,615 325 10 6 1
Lonoke 27,278 20,627 6,644 7 24,551 18,690 5,849 4 8 0
Madison 11,734 11,717 3 14 9,068 9,060 3 5 0 0
Marion 8,609 8,609 0 0 6,041 6,038 1 2 0 0
Miller* 32,614 23,811 8,795 8 31,686 23,541 8,081 50 9 5
Mississippi 82,375 60,176 22,096 103 70,174 49,343 20,712 17 91 11
Monroe 19,540 10,014 9,507 19 17,327 8,888 8,407 14 18 0
Montgomery 6,680 6,645 33 2 5,370 5,347 20 1 2 0
Nevada 14,781 9,466 5,309 6 10,700 6,843 3,857 0 0 0
Newton 8,685 8,684 1 0 5,963 5,955 1 5 0 2
Ouachita 33,051 19,528 13,509 14 31,641 19,450 12,161 5 22 3
Perry 5,978 5,734 244 0 4,927 4,767 157 2 1 0
Phillips 46,254 18,653 27,448 153 43,997 18,552 25,308 10 111 16
Pike 10,032 9,543 488 1 7,864 7,525 336 1 2 0
Poinsett 39,311 36,043 3,249 19 30,834 27,585 3,236 6 7 0
Polk 14,182 14,164 10 8 11,981 11,968 0 10 3 0
Pope 23,291 22,570 717 4 21,177 20,494 674 1 3 5
Prairie 13,768 11,505 2,246 17 10,515 8,571 1,942 2 0 0
Pulaski 196,685 149,368 47,131 186 242,980 190,777 51,945 66 135 57
Randolph 15,982 15,817 164 1 12,520 12,349 168 1 2 0
St. Francis 36,841 15,711 21,036 94 33,303 14,324 18,891 5 83 0
Saline 23,816 22,490 1,319 7 28,956 27,095 1,856 1 4 0
Scott 10,057 9,924 131 2 7,297 7,290 2 5 0 0
Searcy 10,424 10,421 1 2 8,124 8,123 0 1 0 0
Sebastian 64,202 59,912 4,255 35 66,685 62,029 4,540 69 36 11
Sevier 12,293 11,113 1,176 4 10,156 9,194 957 2 2 1
Sharp 8,999 8,987 12 0 6,319 6,318 0 1 0 0
Stone 7,662 7,658 4 0 6,294 6,293 0 1 0 0
Union 49,686 33,841 15,828 17 49,518 34,447 15,034 12 8 17
Van Buren 9,687 9,574 106 7 7,228 7,133 95 0 0 0
Washington 49,979 49,516 422 41 55,797 55,228 466 54 40 9
White 38,040 36,722 1,307 11 32,745 31,467 1,241 8 26 3
Woodruff 18,957 11,820 7,125 12 13,954 8,202 5,741 3 8 0
Yell 14,057 13,503 553 1 11,940 11,510 427 3 0 0


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1970 1980
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American American
Total White Black Indian Asian Other Total White Black Indian Asian Other
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State Total 1,923,295 1,565,915 352,445 2,014 1,619 1,302 2,286,435 1,890,322 373,768 9,428 6,740 6,177

Arkansas 23,347 17,995 5,300 18 22 12 24,175 19,280 4,805 44 33 13
Ashley 24,976 17,413 7,551 6 3 3 26,538 19,230 7,237 26 25 20
Baxter 15,319 15,254 4 44 9 8 27,409 27,252 26 65 38 28
Benton 50,476 50,126 25 268 22 35 78,115 76,644 50 949 245 227
Boone 19,073 19,051 2 15 3 2 26,067 25,950 2 64 23 28
Bradley 12,778 8,728 4,041 6 2 1 13,803 9,736 4,022 10 9 26
Calhoun 5,573 3,770 1,795 0 2 6 6,079 4,354 1,706 3 12 4
Carroll 12,301 12,275 2 9 4 11 16,203 16,067 4 74 23 35
Chicot 18,164 8,245 9,805 14 76 24 17,793 8,217 9,414 17 115 30
Clark 21,537 16,685 4,821 17 10 4 23,326 18,133 5,079 24 49 41
Clay 18,771 18,742 4 9 9 7 20,616 20,558 3 28 15 12
Cleburne 10,349 10,335 1 3 2 8 16,909 16,826 4 41 12 26
Cleveland 6,605 5,293 1,298 1 1 12 7,868 6,657 1,194 5 9 3
Columbia 25,952 16,806 9,113 17 5 11 26,644 17,270 9,242 59 30 43
Conway 16,805 13,920 2,865 10 5 5 19,505 16,414 2,974 60 19 38
Craighead 52,068 50,328 1,641 48 25 26 63,239 59,884 2,876 197 158 124
Crawford 25,677 25,108 490 56 8 15 36,892 35,413 460 787 172 60
Crittenden 48,106 25,245 22,754 33 62 12 49,499 27,928 21,207 80 148 136
Cross 19,783 14,243 5,504 5 4 27 20,434 15,287 5,068 19 21 39
Dallas 10,022 6,157 3,847 10 4 4 10,515 6,533 3,957 14 5 6
Desha 18,761 10,531 8,204 6 14 6 19,760 11,231 8,444 22 24 39
Dorsey - - - - - - - - - - - -
Drew 15,157 10,563 4,563 7 15 9 17,910 12,940 4,886 31 27 26
Faulkner 31,572 28,696 2,835 8 10 23 46,192 42,196 3,700 129 77 90
Franklin 11,301 11,100 161 7 6 27 14,705 14,319 154 114 59 59
Fulton 7,699 7,689 0 3 3 4 9,975 9,897 1 57 7 13
Garland 54,131 48,896 5,128 59 19 29 70,531 64,106 5,756 223 189 257
Grant 9,711 9,284 417 3 2 5 13,008 12,527 420 35 12 14
Greene 24,765 24,715 15 14 13 8 30,744 30,573 5 123 17 26
Hempstead 19,308 12,920 6,335 5 38 10 23,635 16,413 7,062 78 32 50
Hot Spring 21,963 19,196 2,719 20 13 15 26,819 23,626 3,014 106 22 51
Howard 11,412 9,077 2,319 3 1 12 13,459 10,858 2,486 38 58 19
Independence 22,723 22,189 507 16 9 2 30,147 29,304 551 131 91 70
Izard 7,381 7,361 12 1 6 1 10,768 10,724 3 24 4 13
Jackson 20,452 17,392 3,032 9 14 5 21,646 18,697 2,887 38 17 7
Jefferson 85,329 50,527 34,593 25 87 97 90,718 53,235 36,825 188 260 210
Johnson 13,630 13,341 239 12 10 28 17,423 16,970 273 102 49 29
Lafayette 10,018 5,664 4,338 12 0 4 10,213 5,979 4,189 20 0 25
Lawrence 16,320 16,155 148 4 6 7 18,447 18,221 84 90 16 36
Lee 18,884 7,931 10,868 19 35 31 15,539 6,912 8,520 11 58 38
Lincoln 12,913 7,485 5,424 0 4 - 13,369 8,547 4,794 15 5 8
Little River 11,194 8,117 3,056 18 2 1 13,952 10,370 3,470 85 18 9
Logan 16,789 16,471 279 14 4 21 20,144 19,630 307 145 23 39
Lonoke 26,249 21,432 4,794 13 6 4 34,518 30,101 4,218 118 34 47
Madison 9,453 9,437 1 13 1 1 11,373 11,277 0 69 6 21
Marion 7,000 6,978 2 10 3 7 11,334 11,246 2 51 17 18
Miller 33,385 25,726 7,598 30 11 20 37,766 28,322 9,136 133 79 96
Mississippi 62,060 45,329 16,527 35 108 61 59,517 42,748 16,164 91 235 279
Monroe 15,657 8,765 6,855 16 16 5 14,052 8,240 5,738 54 18 2
Montgomery 5,821 5,806 8 2 5 - 7,771 7,688 11 52 6 14
Nevada 10,111 6,823 3,278 6 2 2 11,097 7,664 3,398 23 6 6
Newton 5,844 5,834 1 6 3 - 7,756 7,700 5 33 6 12
Ouachita 30,896 19,742 11,109 7 17 21 30,541 19,441 11,002 53 22 23
Perry 5,634 5,473 156 1 4 - 7,266 7,098 133 26 4 5
Phillips 40,046 18,247 21,639 26 110 24 34,772 16,100 18,410 61 99 102
Pike 8,711 8,313 384 5 3 6 10,373 9,907 414 42 2 8
Poinsett 26,822 24,475 2,305 20 8 14 27,032 25,052 1,868 84 16 12
Polk 13,297 13,258 1 27 3 8 17,007 16,837 2 102 21 45
Pope 28,607 27,896 671 25 8 7 39,021 37,758 836 249 107 71
Prairie 10,249 8,554 1,680 4 3 8 10,140 8,679 1,417 23 13 8
Pulaski 287,189 228,006 58,402 245 267 269 340,613 254,697 81,407 1,064 1,731 1,714
Randolph 12,645 12,469 139 20 10 7 16,834 16,614 155 27 22 16
St. Francis 30,799 16,081 14,558 15 111 34 30,858 16,383 14,190 36 149 100
Saline 36,107 34,692 1,368 31 5 11 53,161 51,361 1,458 179 76 87
Scott 8,207 8,194 0 8 2 3 9,685 9,585 2 74 7 17
Searcy 7,731 7,714 0 13 3 1 8,847 8,808 0 29 3 7
Sebastian 79,237 74,405 4,379 313 87 53 95,172 87,566 4,916 994 1,119 577
Sevier 11,272 10,467 761 30 6 8 14,060 13,097 783 110 10 60
Sharp 8,233 8,184 20 7 9 13 14,607 14,390 100 83 17 17
Stone 6,838 6,832 1 2 3 - 9,022 8,961 7 47 2 5
Union 45,428 31,990 13,369 30 20 19 48,573 34,361 13,970 102 88 52
Van Buren 8,275 8,221 47 3 0 4 13,357 13,258 51 20 6 22
Washington 77,370 76,367 619 155 145 84 100,494 97,229 1,475 790 491 509
White 39,253 37,906 1,276 23 33 15 50,835 49,012 1,497 146 83 97
Woodruff 11,566 7,491 4,055 5 13 2 11,222 7,683 3,490 17 7 25
Yell 14,208 13,789 387 14 5 13 17,026 16,551 352 75 12 36
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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