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The 2000 Census showed that Garland County had a population of 88,068 people. This represented 3.29% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Garland had a population of 98,479 people. This is an increase of 11.82% 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
201096,024+9.03%-2.49% since 2009
200998,479+11.82%+0.8% since 2008
200897,700+10.94%+1.24% since 2007
200796,499+9.57%+1.05% since 2006
200695,492+8.43%+2.4% since 2005
200593,253+5.89%+1.33% since 2004
200492,028+4.5%+0.91% since 2003
200391,196+3.55%+1.16% since 2002
200290,151+2.37%+0.94% since 2001
200189,311+1.41%+1.41% since 2000
200088,068The Last Census

Garland County had 44,953 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Garland County has a total area<3> of 734 square miles [1,902 km²]. Of this total, 677 square miles [1,753 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (7.81%) being water (57.4 square miles [148.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Garland County had a population density of 130 people per square mile [50.2 people/km²], making it the state's 6th 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 Garland County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Garland and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Garland County QuickFact (QF-05051).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Hot SpringsQF-053340039,67635,75010.98%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Hot SpringQF-05059   SE31,78730,3534.72%
MontgomeryQF-05097   W9,0099,245-2.55%
PerryQF-05105   N10,31210,2091.01%
SalineQF-05125   E99,44983,52919.06%
YellQF-05149   NW22,49621,1396.42%

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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 Garland. 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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