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Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Springtown a population of 96 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Springtown a population of 87 people.

The town of Springtown is located in Benton County. The 2010 Census gave Benton County a population of 221,339 people. This means that Springtown had 0.04% of the county's total population, making it Benton's 20th most populous community.

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

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Springtown, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or 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 the population, area and housing for Springtown reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Springtown might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Springtown has a total area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0 square miles [0 km²]).

Benton County has a land area of 847 square miles [2,194.6 km²]. At 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²], Springtown has 0.06% of the county's total land area.

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 at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   36° 15' 37"   (or 36.26°)             [Map]

Lon:   -94° 25' 25"   (or -94.42°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (87 people) and land area (0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Springtown had a population density of 160.5 people per square mile [62 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Springtown had a population of 114 people and a land area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. This gives a population density of 212.6 people per square mile [82.1 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Springtown. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springtown had 43 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 87 people, this averages 2.02 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Springtown had a land area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. This translates to 79.3 Housing Units per square mile [30.63 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Springtown had 47 Housing Units, a population of 114 people and a land area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. This gives a density of 2.43 people per Housing Unit and 87.7 Housing Units per square mile [33.85 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Springtown and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Benton County ...

Springtown is located in Benton County.

The county had a population of 221,339 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 87 people, Springtown represented 0.04% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Springtown has a population density of 160.5 people per square mile [62 people/km²], Benton County averages 261.2 people per square mile [100.9 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Springtown ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Springtown and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Springtown. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]46,342+14.75%
10 mi   [16 km]637,185+23.62%
15 mi   [24 km]18258,046+23.46%
20 mi   [32 km]27369,416+20.84%
25 mi   [40 km]38386,161+20.54%
30 mi   [48 km]43401,412+20.03%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Springtown, 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 Springtown. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 1.1% larger than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Springtown was 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.54 square miles [1.4 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

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

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   36.260285°   (or 36°15'37" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -94.423812°   (or -94°25'25" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   36.260908°   (or 36°15'39" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -94.422370°   (or -94°25'20" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 480.9 feet to the southwest<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2407390) to Springtown. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Springtown. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   36.260782°   (or 36°15'38" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -94.423821°   (or -94°25'25" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 181.2 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Springtown. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Springtown.

Miscellaneous Information for Springtown ...

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

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Springtown:

GNIS ID for Springtown: 2407390

GNIS ID for Benton County: 69896

GNIS ID for Arkansas: 68085

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 05 (Arkansas)

County Code: 007 (Benton County)

Place Code: 66200 (Springtown)

State & County Code: 05/007 (Arkansas / Benton County)

State & Place Code: 05/66200 (Arkansas / Springtown)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Springtown 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 Springtown.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Benton County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<2>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.

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<3>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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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 118 degrees and a distance of 480.9 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 180 degrees and a distance of 181.2 feet.

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