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The 2000 Census showed that Stone County had a population of 11,499 people. This represented 0.43% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 61st most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Stone had a population of 11,991 people. This is an increase of 4.28% 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
201012,394+7.78%+3.36% since 2009
200911,991+4.28%-0.31% since 2008
200812,028+4.6%+0.98% since 2007
200711,911+3.58%-0.63% since 2006
200611,987+4.24%+2.59% since 2005
200511,684+1.61%+0.82% since 2004
200311,583+0.73%+0.47% since 2002
200211,529+0.26%+0.7% since 2001
200111,449-0.43%-0.43% since 2000
200011,499The Last Census

Stone County had 5,715 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Stone County has a total area<3> of 609 square miles [1,578 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.84 square miles [7.34 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Stone County had a population density of 18.96 people per square mile [7.32 people/km²], making it the state's 59th 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 Stone County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Stone and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Stone County QuickFact (QF-05137).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BaxterQF-05005   N42,15738,3869.82%
CleburneQF-05023   S25,60024,0466.46%
IndependenceQF-05063   E34,63434,2331.17%
IzardQF-05065   NE13,03813,249-1.59%
SearcyQF-05129   W7,9448,261-3.84%
Van BurenQF-05141   SW16,41816,1921.4%

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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 Stone. 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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