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The 2000 Census showed that Independence County had a population of 34,233 people. This represented 1.28% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Independence had a population of 34,634 people. This is an increase of 1.17% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201036,647+7.05%+5.81% since 2009
200934,634+1.17%+0.37% since 2008
200834,508+0.8% 
200734,516+0.83%+0.4% since 2006
200634,377+0.42%+0.29% since 2005
200534,277+0.13% 
200434,269+0.11%+0.44% since 2003
200334,119-0.33% 
200234,138-0.28% 
200134,162-0.21%-0.21% since 2000
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200034,233The Last Census

Independence County had 14,841 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Independence County has a total area<3> of 771 square miles [1,998 km²]. Of this total, 763 square miles [1,978 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.01%) being water (7.79 square miles [20.18 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Independence County had a population density of 44.82 people per square mile [17.31 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd 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 Independence County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Independence and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Independence County QuickFact (QF-05063).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
BatesvilleQF-05040309,4369,445-0.1%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CleburneQF-05023   SW25,60024,0466.46%
IzardQF-05065   NW13,03813,249-1.59%
JacksonQF-05067   SE16,65818,418-9.56%
LawrenceQF-05075   NE16,88217,774-5.02%
SharpQF-05135   N17,66417,1193.18%
StoneQF-05137   W11,99111,4994.28%
WhiteQF-05145   S76,33867,16513.66%

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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 Independence. 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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