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Fifty Six, Arkansas

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Country  United States
County  Stone
FIPS code  05-23680
Zip code  72533
Local time  Saturday 6:29 AM
State  Arkansas
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Area  5.3 km²
Population  176 (2013)
Area code  870
Fifty-Six, Arkansas
Weather  2°C, Wind NE at 8 km/h, 71% Humidity

Fifty-Six is a city in Stone County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 173, an increase of 10 persons from 2000.

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Map of Fifty-Six, AR 72533, USA

History

When founding the community in 1918, locals submitted the name "Newcomb" for the settlement. This request was rejected, and the federal government internally named the community for its school district number (56). It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

Geography

Fifty-Six is located at 35°57′38″N 92°13′48″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 163 people, 71 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 79.1 people per square mile (30.6/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 42.2 per square mile (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.55% White and 2.45% Native American. 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 71 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,783. About 11.8% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under the age of 18 and 25.0% of those 65 and older.

Notable people

  • Lee Hedges, football coach in Shreveport, Louisiana, born in Fifty-Six in 1929
  • References

    Fifty-Six, Arkansas Wikipedia


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