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The 2000 Census showed that Calhoun County had a population of 5,744 people. This represented 0.21% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 75th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Calhoun had a population of 5,196 people. This is a decrease of 9.54% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20105,368-6.55%+3.31% since 2009
20095,196-9.54%-2.4% since 2008
20085,324-7.31%-2.72% since 2007
20075,473-4.72%-0.96% since 2006
20065,526-3.8%-0.16% since 2005
20055,535-3.64%+0.93% since 2004
20045,484-4.53%-1.44% since 2003
20035,564-3.13%-0.73% since 2002
20025,605-2.42%+0.45% since 2001
20015,580-2.86%-2.86% since 2000
20005,744The Last Census

Calhoun County had 3,012 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Calhoun County has a total area<3> of 632 square miles [1,638 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.27 square miles [11.05 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Calhoun County had a population density of 9.14 people per square mile [3.53 people/km²], making it the state's 75th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Calhoun County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Calhoun and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Calhoun County QuickFact (QF-05013).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Calhoun County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BradleyQF-05011   E11,79012,600-6.43%
ClevelandQF-05025   NE8,4368,571-1.58%
DallasQF-05039   N7,9919,210-13.24%
OuachitaQF-05103   W25,43228,790-11.66%
UnionQF-05139   S42,78245,629-6.24%

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Census QuickFact for Calhoun County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>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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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Calhoun. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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