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The 2000 Census showed that Cleveland County had a population of 8,571 people. This represented 0.32% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 72nd most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cleveland had a population of 8,436 people. This is a decrease of 1.58% 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
20108,689+1.38%+3% since 2009
20098,436-1.58%-1.87% since 2008
20088,597+0.3%-1.58% since 2007
20078,735+1.91%+0.49% since 2006
20068,692+1.41%-0.56% since 2005
20058,741+1.98%+1.03% since 2004
20048,652+0.95%+0.27% since 2003
20038,629+0.68%+0.38% since 2002
20028,596+0.29%-0.29% since 2001
20018,621+0.58%+0.58% since 2000
20008,571The Last Census

Cleveland County had 3,834 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cleveland County has a total area<3> of 598 square miles [1,550 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.06 square miles [2.75 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cleveland County had a population density of 14.34 people per square mile [5.54 people/km²], making it the state's 69th 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 Cleveland County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cleveland and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Cleveland County QuickFact (QF-05025).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BradleyQF-05011   S11,79012,600-6.43%
CalhounQF-05013   SW5,1965,744-9.54%
DallasQF-05039   W7,9919,210-13.24%
DrewQF-05043   SE18,62418,723-0.53%
GrantQF-05053   NW17,76016,4647.87%
JeffersonQF-05069   NE78,70584,278-6.61%
LincolnQF-05079   E13,55314,492-6.48%

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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 Cleveland. 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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