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Fouke,_Arkansas

Fouke, Arkansas

Fouke redirects here. For the medieval outlaw, see Fulk FitzWarin.

Fouke (IPA [fæʊk]) is a town in Miller County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 814 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Fouke is located at (33.260908, -93.886629).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 814 people, 291 households, and 220 families residing in the town. The population density was 299.3/km² (777.8/mi²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 123.6/km² (321.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.45% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 2.46% Native American, 0.61% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 291 households out of which 47.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,192, and the median income for a family was $35,089. Males had a median income of $26,938 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,075. About 18.0% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 26.7% of those age 65 or over.;)

Fouke Monster

In the 1940s, a creature described as a Bigfoot was reported near Fouke, and from time to time it is still allegedly spotted in the area. The town celebrates the "Fouke Monster" with a sculpture and other depictions, and a documentary-style drama about the creature, The Legend of Boggy Creek, was released in 1972. Several other movies, one starring Dawn Wells, were released in the 1970s that depicted the "Fouke Monster". Area law enforcement does NOT want anyone hunting the creature, since someone who is playing a joke could be shot.

References

  • Allan Zullo, The Ten Creepiest Creatures In America. The Fouke Monster is discussed.
  • Fouke is also mentioned in Stephen King's The Stand, as a town in the same general location, having a nuclear power plant.

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