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Chidester, Arkansas

Chidester is a city located in Ouachita County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 335.


\nChidester is located at 33°42'5" North, 93°1'24" West (33.701331, -93.023349)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.8 km² (5.3 mi²). 13.8 km² (5.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 335 people, 142 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density is 24.3/km² (62.9/mi²). There are 182 housing units at an average density of 13.2/km² (34.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 37.01% White, 62.39% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 142 households out of which 17.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% are married couples living together, 16.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% are non-families. 30.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.89. In the city the population is spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.8 males. The median income for a household in the city is $21,397, and the median income for a family is $29,000. Males have a median income of $27,656 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,425. 27.3% of the population and 21.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 42.4% are under the age of 18 and 20.8% are 65 or older.