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Dyer, Arkansas

Dyer is a town in Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 585 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Dyer is located at (35.494532, -94.138541).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 585 people, 230 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density was 86.9/km² (225.3/mi²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 36.8/km² (95.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.24% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.85% Asian, and 1.54% from two or more races. 0.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 230 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,438, and the median income for a family was $28,500. Males had a median income of $28,523 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,206. About 22.6% of families and 34.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.7% of those under age 18 and 32.1% of those age 65 or over.

History

The town of Dyer was originally known as Bobbittville, after the plantation owner James Bobbitt. The name was changed to Dyer Station when the Mobile and Ohio Railroad came to the community in 1858.

Famous Residents

Controversial and radical minister Tony Alamo once claimed Dyer to be the home of his organization. Although, it is commonly referred to as Alma in most media reports, Dyer is located about 10 miles west of Alma.

Alamo's compound, which included a church, school, round-the-clock guards and much more, served as a meeting place for his organization, "Alamo Ministries."

Alamo, was recently arrested in Flagstaff, Arizona after a raid of his new compound in Fouke, located in southwest Arkansas. He was charged with violating the Mann Act for allegedly transporting minors across state lines for illegal purposes, i.e. sexual acts.

References

External links

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bobbittfamilydna/bookten/pp272-3000009.htm

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