Kingsland, Arkansas

Kingsland, Arkansas
Location of Kingsland in Cleveland County, Arkansas.
Location of Kingsland in Cleveland County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 33°51′41″N 92°17′39″W / 33.86139°N 92.29417°W / 33.86139; -92.29417Coordinates: 33°51′41″N 92°17′39″W / 33.86139°N 92.29417°W / 33.86139; -92.29417
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Cleveland
Area
[1]
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
217 ft (66 m)
Population
 ( 2010)
 • Total 447
 • Estimate 
(2019) [2]
400
 • Density 356.51/sq mi (137.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71652
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-36880
GNIS feature ID 0050871

Kingsland is a town in Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 447 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is famous as the birthplace of Johnny Cash.

Geography

Kingsland is located at 33°51′41″N 92°17′39″W / 33.86139°N 92.29417°W / 33.86139; -92.29417 (33.861397, -92.294200).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 464
1900 364 −21.6%
1910 445 22.3%
1920 397 −10.8%
1930 328 −17.4%
1940 473 44.2%
1950 337 −28.8%
1960 249 −26.1%
1970 304 22.1%
1980 320 5.3%
1990 395 23.4%
2000 449 13.7%
2010 447 −0.4%
2019 (est.) 400 [2] −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 447 people, 177 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 401.4 people per square mile (154.8/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 188.6/sq mi (72.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 63.98% White, 32.89% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.45% Asian, and 2.46% from two or more races. None of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 219 households, out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.96% under the age of 18, 5.82% from 20 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 49, 20.81% from 50 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. There were 228 females and 219 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,536, and the median income for a family was $28,958. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,500. About 28.0% of families and 33.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.

History

On March 31, 1994, Johnny Cash returned to Kingsland for the dedication of the new post office named in his honor.[6]

In May 2003, the 63-year-old main building at the Kingsland School was destroyed by fire. The building's old pine, along with the varnish on the floors, oil on the wood inside and a gas heating system all contributed to the blaze.[7] Later, the fire was found to be arson and two suspects, one of them a firefighter, were subsequently arrested.[8] Damages were estimated to be over $2.1 million.

In October 2011, the feature film Come Morning featured Kingsland as its backdrop. Though one scene was filmed in New Edinburg, Arkansas, the rest of the film was shot entirely in Kingsland.[9][10]

Education

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Cleveland County School District, which includes students attending Kingsland Elementary School prior to graduating from Rison High School. The district was established by the July 1, 2004 consolidation of the Rison School District and the Kingsland School District.[11] Kingsland High School closed in 2004.

In 1890 a two-story building became Kingsland's first school. A new school built as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) opened in 1940.[12]

Notable people

  • Cory Carr, Israeli basketball player
  • Johnny Cash, country singer-songwriter, actor and author
  • Derrick Sims, cinematographer and film director [13]

References

  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=757
  7. ^ http://www.firehouse.com/forums/t49411/
  8. ^ http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/may/29/2-arrested-fire-ruined-kingsland-school-5-years-ag/
  9. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2016168/locations
  10. ^ http://www.fabledmotionpictures.com/Cleveland_County_Herald_Sept_2012.html
  11. ^ "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "History." Kingsland School District. April 18, 2001. Retrieved on October 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "Derrick Sims - IMDb". imdb.com.

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