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Census Data for Magnet Cove ...

Population ...

The last Decennial Census<1> was in 2010, which gave Magnet Cove a population of 5 people.

The town of Magnet Cove is located in Hot Spring County. The 2010 Census gave Hot Spring County; a population of 32,923 people. This means that Magnet Cove had 0.02% of the county's total population, making it Hot Spring's 7th most populous community.

At the same time, Arkansas had a population of 2,915,918 people.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Magnet Cove has a total area of 0.01 square miles [0 km²].

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Magnet Cove, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Magnet Cove reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Magnet Cove might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   34° 26' 17"   (or 34.44°)
    • Lon:   -92° 50' 14"   (or -92.84°)

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Magnet Cove had 2 Housing Units<2> and with its population of 5 people, this averages 2.5 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Magnet Cove had a land area of 0.01 square miles [0 km²]. This translates to 200 Housing Units per square mile [77.2 housing units/km²].

Hot Spring County ...

The community of Magnet Cove is located in Hot Spring County<3>.

The county had a population of 32,923 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 5 people, Magnet Cove represented 0.02% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Magnet Cove has a population density of 500 people per square mile [193.1 people/km²], Hot Spring County averages 53.5 people per square mile [20.66 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Hot Spring County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Magnet Cove, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Magnet Cove. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Magnet Cove or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Magnet Cove, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Magnet Cove.

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    • For the 2010 Censuses, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   34.438325°   (or 34°26'17" N)

      Lon:   -92.837488°   (or -92°50'14" W)

    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2406078) to Magnet Cove. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Magnet Cove. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   34.447773°   (or 34°26'51" N)
    • Lon:   -92.871164°   (or -92°52'16" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 2 miles to the east<4> of the point given by the GNIS for Magnet Cove. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Magnet Cove.

Miscellaneous Information for Magnet Cove ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Hot Spring County or the town of Magnet Cove:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Magnet Cove:
    • GNIS ID for Magnet Cove: 2406078
    • GNIS ID for Hot Spring County: 66859
    • GNIS ID for State of Arkansas: 68085
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Magnet Cove is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Magnet Cove.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<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).
<3>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Hot Spring, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 251 degrees and a distance of 2 miles.






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