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The 2000 Census showed that Conway County had a population of 20,336 people. This represented 0.76% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Conway had a population of 20,799 people. This is an increase of 2.28% 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
201021,273+4.61%+2.28% since 2009
200920,799+2.28%+0.59% since 2008
200720,678+1.68%+0.96% since 2006
200620,481+0.71%+0.1% since 2005
200520,460+0.61%+0.54% since 2004
200220,297-0.19%-0.19% since 2001
200020,336The Last Census

Conway County had 9,028 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Conway County has a total area<3> of 566 square miles [1,467 km²]. Of this total, 556 square miles [1,440 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.86%) being water (10.51 square miles [27.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Conway County had a population density of 36.57 people per square mile [14.12 people/km²], making it the state's 28th 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 Conway County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Conway and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Conway County QuickFact (QF-05029).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FaulknerQF-05045   E109,38686,01427.17%
PerryQF-05105   SW10,31210,2091.01%
PopeQF-05115   W60,21454,46910.55%
Van BurenQF-05141   NE16,41816,1921.4%
YellQF-05149   W22,49621,1396.42%

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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 Conway. 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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