Weldon, Arkansas

Coordinates: 35°26′53″N 91°13′54″W / 35.44806°N 91.23167°W / 35.44806; -91.23167
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Weldon, Arkansas
Location of Weldon in Jackson County, Arkansas.
Location of Weldon in Jackson County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°26′53″N 91°13′54″W / 35.44806°N 91.23167°W / 35.44806; -91.23167
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Land0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
223 ft (68 m)
 • Total57
 • Density233.61/sq mi (90.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code870
FIPS code05-74000
GNIS feature ID2406854[2]

Weldon is a town in Jackson County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 75 at the 2010 census.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), all land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 100 people, 44 households, and 27 families residing in the town. The population density was 148.5/km2 (383.9/mi2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 80.2/km2 (207.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.00% White, 2.00% Black or African American, 1.00% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 44 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,161. There were no families and 6.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no one under eighteens and 9.5% of those over 64.


Weldon was originally a station on the Batesville & Brinkley Railroad, a narrow-gauge line which operated between Brinkley and Newport, Arkansas. The railroad eventually became part of the Rock Island Railroad and was abandoned in 1940. The Weldon Rock Island depot survived another 50 years after the railroad's demise, and on June 11, 1992, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The depot eventually succumbed to old age and neglect and the property was delisted from the Register on September 25, 2012.


It is in the Newport School District.[6]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Weldon, Arkansas
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Weldon town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Jackson County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2021.