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The 2000 Census showed that Yell County had a population of 21,139 people. This represented 0.79% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Yell had a population of 22,496 people. This is an increase of 6.42% 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
201022,185+4.95%-1.38% since 2009
200922,496+6.42%+1.39% since 2008
200822,188+4.96%+1.54% since 2007
200721,852+3.37%+0.54% since 2006
200621,735+2.82%+2.09% since 2005
200521,291+0.72%+0.43% since 2004
200421,200+0.29%-0.44% since 2003
200321,294+0.73%+0.3% since 2002
200221,230+0.43%+0.15% since 2001
200121,198+0.28%+0.28% since 2000
200021,139The Last Census

Yell County had 9,157 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Yell County has a total area<3> of 948 square miles [2,457 km²]. Of this total, 927 square miles [2,403 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.21%) being water (20.95 square miles [54.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Yell County had a population density of 22.78 people per square mile [8.8 people/km²], making it the state's 50th 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 Yell County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Yell and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Yell County QuickFact (QF-05149).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ConwayQF-05029   E20,79920,3362.28%
GarlandQF-05051   SE98,47988,06811.82%
LoganQF-05083   NW22,34222,486-0.64%
MontgomeryQF-05097   SW9,0099,245-2.55%
PerryQF-05105   E10,31210,2091.01%
PopeQF-05115   NE60,21454,46910.55%
ScottQF-05127   W11,12310,9961.15%

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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 Yell. 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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