Norman is a town in Montgomery
County, Arkansas, United States.
The population was 423 at the 2000
Norman is located at (34.456684, -93.681618) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 3.0 km²
(1.2 mi²), all land.
situated on the northern banks of the Caddo
River (which defines the town's southwestern city limits) and
is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest.
Norman is part of a local region that was formerly known as Womble.
The west end of the town is unofficially known as Middlebuster and
was in the past known as "Poor Horse".
There is a Caddo Native American
ground on the southern end of town. It was discovered by city
officials, led by then mayor Duane Cox, who protected it with a
wooden fence. Recently, descendents of the Caddo added to the site
a footpath and benches as well as plaques containing historical
information regarding the living habits of Native Americans.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 423
people, 190 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The
(364.8/mi²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of
74.6/km² (193.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.56%
, 1.42% Native American
, 0.95% Asian
, 0.95% from other races
, and 2.13% from two
or more races. 2.84% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 190 households out of which 25.3% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married
living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.7% of all
households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age
of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to
64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
40 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,481, and the
median income for a family was $25,417. Males had a median income
of $28,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$10,807. About 21.0% of families and 29.1% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 44.8%
of those under age 18 and 22.5% of those age 65 or over.