Arkansas Lincoln County Public Schools

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Lincoln County was formed on March 28, 1871, from parts of Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew and Jefferson counties. It was named to honor Abraham Lincoln, the slain United States President. Star City is the county seat. The Landscape of Lincoln County is rolling hills in the west and rich, flat, farmland in the east. Bayou Bartholomew runs through the center of the county, dividing it geographically and agriculturally. In the western part of the county, timber, poultry, tomatoes, cattle, and swine are produced and, to the east, rice, cotton, and beans. Cane Creek State Park provides quality recreational opportunities. Small manufacturing gives a great boost to the economy. In May each year, Lincoln County residents sponsor a May’s Springfest on the courthouse lawn. The annual rodeo and county fair bring many visitors to the county. Also, in August, Gould holds its Annual Turtle Derby, featuring its fastest turtles. As of the 2000 census, Lincoln County had a population of 14,492 residents.

Lincoln County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 561.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 24.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 12.2%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 32.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.63 persons compared to an average family size of 3.11 persons.

In 2008 Public administration was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $29,261. Per capita income grew by 25.1% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 13,553 Covered Employment 2,951
Growth (%) since 1990 -1.0% Average wage per job $27,654
Households (2000) 4,265 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 12.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 5,039 Average wage per job $30,697
Unemployment Rate (2009) 9.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,680 Average wage per job $24,335
Median Household Income (2008) $34,820 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 12.6%
Poverty Rate (2008) 29.0 Average wage per job $20,902
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 65.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.6 Average wage per job $34,155

Address: 206 Cleveland St, Star City, AR 71667
Phone: (870) 628-5111
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 852
Grades: KG-5

Address: 206 Cleveland, Star City, AR 71667
Phone: (870) 628-4111
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 526
Grades: 9-12

Address: 206 Cleveland St, Star City, AR 71667
Phone: (870) 628-5125
County: Lincoln County
Enrollment: 373
Grades: 6-8