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The 2000 Census showed that Sevier County had a population of 15,757 people. This represented 0.59% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Sevier had a population of 16,904 people. This is an increase of 7.28% 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
201017,058+8.26%+0.91% since 2009
200916,904+7.28%+1.36% since 2008
200816,677+5.84%+1.84% since 2007
200716,376+3.93%+0.44% since 2006
200616,304+3.47%-0.1% since 2005
200516,321+3.58%+1.6% since 2004
200416,064+1.95%+1.42% since 2003
200315,839+0.52%+0.75% since 2002
200215,721-0.23%+0.77% since 2001
200115,601-0.99%-0.99% since 2000
200015,757The Last Census

Sevier County had 6,434 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Sevier County has a total area<3> of 581 square miles [1,505 km²]. Of this total, 563 square miles [1,460 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.99%) being water (17.41 square miles [45.08 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Sevier County had a population density of 27.94 people per square mile [10.79 people/km²], making it the state's 39th 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 Sevier County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Sevier and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Sevier County QuickFact (QF-05133).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
De QueenQF-05184906,2155,7657.81%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HempsteadQF-05057   SE23,02723,587-2.37%
HowardQF-05061   E14,29114,300---
Little RiverQF-05081   S12,95213,628-4.96%
PolkQF-05113   N20,25920,2290.15%
McCurtain (OK)QF-40089   W33,37034,402-3%

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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 Sevier. 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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