Grady, Arkansas

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Grady, Arkansas
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Location in Lincoln County, Arkansas
Location in Lincoln County, Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°4′46″N 91°42′3″W / 34.07944°N 91.70083°W / 34.07944; -91.70083Coordinates: 34°4′46″N 91°42′3″W / 34.07944°N 91.70083°W / 34.07944; -91.70083
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyLincoln
Area
 • Total1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Land1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
184 ft (56 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total449
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
391
 • Density210.78/sq mi (81.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71644
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-27790
GNIS feature ID0077049

Grady is a city in Lincoln County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 449 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 523 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Grady is located in northeastern Lincoln County at 34°14′26″N 91°42′3″W / 34.24056°N 91.70083°W / 34.24056; -91.70083 (34.079551, -91.700722),[4] along U.S. Route 65. It is 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Pine Bluff and 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Gould.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Grady has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910180
1920398121.1%
193049624.6%
1940472−4.8%
19505179.5%
196062220.3%
197068810.6%
1980488−29.1%
199058620.1%
2000523−10.8%
2010449−14.1%
2019 (est.)391[2]−12.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2018 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 523 people, 184 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 278.0 people per square mile (107.4/km2). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 128.1/sq mi (49.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 31.36% White, 65.77% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian, 1.72% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 184 households, out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 33.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,321, and the median income for a family was $24,500. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,679. About 33.6% of families and 38.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.3% of those under age 18 and 28.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Arkansas Department of Correction operates the Cummins Unit and the Varner Unit in Varner,[9][10] an unincorporated area in Lincoln County, near Grady.[11][12]

Education[edit]

The Star City School District operates public schools serving Grady. Its high school is Star City High School.

Previously Grady Public Schools operated public schools.[13] In 2004 the Arkansas Legislature approved a law that forced school districts with fewer than 350 students apiece to consolidate with other districts. As a result,[14] on July 1, 2004, the Grady School District was merged into the Star City district.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Grady city, Arkansas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Escaped killer suspect in murder." Eugene Register-Guard. Tuesday October 5, 1999. 2A. Retrieved from Google News (2 of 21) on March 5, 2011. "Williams escaped from the Cummins Unit maximum-security prison in Varner[...]"
  10. ^ "New hearing ordered for 3 in Ark. scout deaths." Associated Press at the Worcester Telegram. Wednesday September 29, 2010. Retrieved on March 5, 2011. "Damien Echols is interviewed in the visiting area of the Arkansas Department of Correction Varner Unit prison in Varner,"
  11. ^ "Cummins Unit." Arkansas Department of Correction. Retrieved on September 16, 2010. "28 miles south of Pine Bluff, off Highway 65 in Lincoln Co."
  12. ^ "Varner Unit." Arkansas Department of Correction. Retrieved on July 18, 2010. "28 miles south of Pine Bluff off Highway 65 in Lincoln County."
  13. ^ a b "Consolidation/Annexations of LEA's (1983-2010) Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on March 6, 2011.
  14. ^ "Dumas inherits Gould district’s deficit Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine." Arkansas News. May 11, 2005. Retrieved on March 7, 2011.