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Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gives Twin Groves a population of 329 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Twin Groves a population of 335 people.

The town of Twin Groves is located in Faulkner County. The 2010 Census gave Faulkner County a population of 113,237 people. This means that Twin Groves had 0.3% of the county's total population, making it Faulkner's 9th most populous community.

At the same time, Arkansas had a population of 2,915,918 people, meaning that Twin Groves had 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas - making it the state's 336th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Twin Groves, 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 Twin Groves reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Twin Groves 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 Twin Groves has a total area of 4.54 square miles [11.8 km²].

Faulkner County has a land area of 647 square miles [1,678 km²]. At 4.54 square miles [11.8 km²], Twin Groves has 0.7% 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:   35° 19' 45"   (or 35.33°)             [Map]

Lon:   -92° 24' 20"   (or -92.41°)

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 (335 people) and land area (4.54 square miles [11.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Twin Groves had a population density of 73.8 people per square mile [28.51 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Twin Groves had a population of 276 people and a land area of 4.69 square miles [12.2 km²]. This gives a population density of 58.8 people per square mile [22.7 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 Twin Groves. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Twin Groves had 147 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 335 people, this averages 2.28 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Twin Groves had a land area of 4.54 square miles [11.8 km²]. This translates to 32.4 Housing Units per square mile [12.51 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Twin Groves had 113 Housing Units, a population of 276 people and a land area of 4.69 square miles [12.2 km²]. This gives a density of 2.44 people per Housing Unit and 24.07 Housing Units per square mile [9.29 housing units/km²].

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

Faulkner County ...

The community of Twin Groves is located in Faulkner County.

The county had a population of 113,237 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 335 people, Twin Groves represented 0.3% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Twin Groves has a population density of 73.8 people per square mile [28.51 people/km²], Faulkner County averages 174.8 people per square mile [67.5 people/km²].

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

Population Rings for Twin Groves ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]31,485+4.21%
10 mi   [16 km]58,023+14.76%
15 mi   [24 km]99,958+11.26%
20 mi   [32 km]1690,824+10.1%
25 mi   [40 km]25102,838+8.79%
30 mi   [48 km]28107,587+8.37%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Twin Groves, 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 Twin Groves. 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 3.36% smaller than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Twin Groves was 4.54 square miles [11.8 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 4.69 square miles [12.2 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 Twin Groves, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Twin Groves.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   35.329185°   (or 35°19'45" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -92.405561°   (or -92°24'20" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   35.316718°   (or 35°19'0" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -92.424120°   (or -92°25'26" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 7,151 feet to the northeast<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 (#2406770) to Twin Groves. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Twin Groves. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   35.318551°   (or 35°19'6" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -92.425149°   (or -92°25'30" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 6,998 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Twin Groves. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Twin Groves.

Miscellaneous Information for Twin Groves ...

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 Faulkner County or the town of Twin Groves:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Twin Groves: 2406770

GNIS ID for Faulkner County: 66852

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: 045 (Faulkner County)

Place Code: 70540 (Twin Groves)

State & County Code: 05/045 (Arkansas / Faulkner County)

State & Place Code: 05/70540 (Arkansas / Twin Groves)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Twin Groves 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 Twin Groves.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Groves. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 309 degrees and a distance of 7,151 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 303 degrees and a distance of 6,998 feet.

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