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The 2000 Census showed that Cleburne County had a population of 24,046 people. This represented 0.9% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 30th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cleburne had a population of 25,600 people. This is an increase of 6.46% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,970+8%+1.45% since 2009
200925,600+6.46%+1.05% since 2008
200825,334+5.36%+0.21% since 2007
200725,282+5.14%+0.42% since 2006
200625,176+4.7%+0.42% since 2005
200525,070+4.26%+0.81% since 2004
200424,868+3.42%+1.06% since 2003
200324,606+2.33%+1.16% since 2002
200224,324+1.16%+0.56% since 2001
200124,188+0.59%+0.59% since 2000
200024,046The Last Census

Cleburne County had 13,732 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cleburne County has a total area<3> of 591 square miles [1,533 km²]. Of this total, 553 square miles [1,432 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (6.57%) being water (38.86 square miles [100.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cleburne County had a population density of 43.48 people per square mile [16.79 people/km²], making it the state's 24th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cleburne County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cleburne and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Cleburne County QuickFact (QF-05023).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cleburne County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Heber SpringsQF-05310907,3086,43213.62%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FaulknerQF-05045   SW109,38686,01427.17%
IndependenceQF-05063   NE34,63434,2331.17%
StoneQF-05137   N11,99111,4994.28%
Van BurenQF-05141   W16,41816,1921.4%
WhiteQF-05145   SE76,33867,16513.66%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cleburne. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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