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The 2000 Census showed that Pope County had a population of 54,469 people. This represented 2.04% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pope had a population of 60,214 people. This is an increase of 10.55% 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
201061,754+13.37%+2.56% since 2009
200960,214+10.55%+0.74% since 2008
200859,772+9.74%+0.98% since 2007
200759,194+8.67%+1.36% since 2006
200658,397+7.21%+2.02% since 2005
200557,238+5.08%+1.55% since 2004
200456,363+3.48%+1.67% since 2003
200355,438+1.78%+0.24% since 2002
200255,307+1.54%+0.68% since 2001
200154,934+0.85%+0.85% since 2000
200054,469The Last Census

Pope County had 22,851 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pope County has a total area<3> of 830 square miles [2,151 km²]. Of this total, 811 square miles [2,102 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.27%) being water (18.89 square miles [48.92 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pope County had a population density of 67.1 people per square mile [25.9 people/km²], making it the state's 14th 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 Pope County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pope and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Pope County QuickFact (QF-05115).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ConwayQF-05029   E20,79920,3362.28%
JohnsonQF-05071   NW24,99422,7819.71%
LoganQF-05083   W22,34222,486-0.64%
NewtonQF-05101   N8,1918,608-4.84%
Van BurenQF-05141   NE16,41816,1921.4%
YellQF-05149   SW22,49621,1396.42%

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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 Pope. 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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