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The 2000 Census showed that White County had a population of 67,165 people. This represented 2.51% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, White had a population of 76,338 people. This is an increase of 13.66% 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
201077,076+14.76%+0.97% since 2009
200976,338+13.66%+1.82% since 2008
200874,970+11.62%+1.77% since 2007
200773,667+9.68%+1.22% since 2006
200672,781+8.36%+1.88% since 2005
200571,435+6.36%+1.39% since 2004
200470,457+4.9%+1.46% since 2003
200369,446+3.4%+0.82% since 2002
200268,878+2.55%+0.79% since 2001
200168,339+1.75%+1.75% since 2000
200067,165The Last Census

White County had 27,613 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that White County has a total area<3> of 1,042 square miles [2,699 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (8.33 square miles [21.57 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, White County had a population density of 65 people per square mile [25.08 people/km²], making it the state's 15th 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 White County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between White and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the White County QuickFact (QF-05145).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CleburneQF-05023   NW25,60024,0466.46%
FaulknerQF-05045   W109,38686,01427.17%
IndependenceQF-05063   N34,63434,2331.17%
JacksonQF-05067   NE16,65818,418-9.56%
LonokeQF-05085   S66,67752,82826.22%
PrairieQF-05117   S8,5829,539-10.03%
WoodruffQF-05147   E7,3598,741-15.81%

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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 White. 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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