Green Forest, Arkansas

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Green Forest, Arkansas
Location of Green Forest in Carroll County, Arkansas.
Location of Green Forest in Carroll County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°20′6″N 93°25′58″W / 36.33500°N 93.43278°W / 36.33500; -93.43278Coordinates: 36°20′6″N 93°25′58″W / 36.33500°N 93.43278°W / 36.33500; -93.43278
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyCarroll
Area
 • Total2.46 sq mi (6.38 km2)
 • Land2.46 sq mi (6.38 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,339 ft (408 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,972
 • Density1,205.68/sq mi (465.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72638
Area code870
FIPS code05-28600
GNIS feature ID0049632
Websitegreenforestar.net

Green Forest is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,972 at the 2020 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

Green Forest is located at 36°20′6″N 93°25′58″W / 36.33500°N 93.43278°W / 36.33500; -93.43278 (36.334924, -93.432655).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 km2 (2.3 mi²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188034
1900469
191063535.4%
192086836.7%
1930745−14.2%
19407551.3%
1950738−2.3%
19601,03840.7%
19701,35430.4%
19801,60918.8%
19902,05027.4%
20002,71732.5%
20102,7611.6%
20202,9727.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

2020 census[edit]

Green Forest racial composition[5]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,218 40.98%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 8 0.27%
Native American 12 0.4%
Asian 333 11.2%
Pacific Islander 73 2.46%
Other/Mixed 115 3.87%
Hispanic or Latino 1,213 40.81%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,972 people, 928 households, and 651 families residing in the city.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 3,271 people, 1072 households, and 977 families living in the city. The population density was 458.1/km2 (1,187.4/mi²). There were 1,146 housing units at an average density of 176.4/km2 (457.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.3% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 12.37% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. 33.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[6] Of the 1072 households 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 23.2% of households were one person and 11.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.27.

The age distribution was 28.6% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median household income was $23,750 and the median family income was $26,765. Males had a median income of $18,886 versus $16,686 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,720. About 16.7% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.


Education[edit]

Public education[edit]

Elementary and secondary school students may attend Green Forest School District which includes all three of the Green Forest Elementary School, Green Forest Intermediate School, and Green Forest Middle School, consecutively, which leads to graduation from Green Forest High School.

Public libraries[edit]

The Green Forest Public Library is a branch library of the Carroll And Madison Library System. The library opened in 1935.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  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. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-01-01.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "History, Green Forest Library". Carroll and Madison Library System. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  8. ^ Scanlon, Jennifer (2009). Toff, Nancy (ed.). Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown. Oxford University Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-19-534205-5.
  9. ^ Kyong-McClain, Jeff. "David Crockett (D.C.) Graham". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved 2012-11-09.