Pope County


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Pope County, Minnesota

130 E Minnesota Ave
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-5705
Fax: (320) 634-3087
www.mncounties.org/pope/

In west-central MN, west of Saint Cloud; established Feb 20, 1862 from Pierce County, which was abolished the same year. Name Origin: For explorer Gen. John Pope (1822-92), career army officer in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War

Area (sq mi):: 717.29 (land 670.14; water 47.15) Population per square mile: 16.80
Population 2005: 11,252 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 4.60% Population 2000: 11,236 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,032; median household $35,633; Population below poverty level: 8.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,368-$27,733
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Pope County, Illinois

PO Box 216
Golconda, IL 62938
Phone: (618) 683-4466
Fax: (618) 683-4466

On the southeastern border of IL; organized Jan 10, 1816 (prior to statehood) from Johnson and Gallatin counties. Name Origin: For Nathaniel Pope (1784-1850), first territorial secretary of IL Territory (1809-16) and U.S. district judge for IL (1819-50)

Area (sq mi):: 374.64 (land 370.86; water 3.77) Population per square mile: 11.40
Population 2005: 4,211 State rank: 102 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 4,413 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,440; median household $30,048; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,382-$19,325
Unemployment (2004): 8.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 30.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Pope County, Arkansas

102 W Main St County Courthouse Suite 6
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-6064
Fax: (479) 967-2291

In northwest-central AR, east of Fort Smith; organized Nov 2, 1829 (prior to statehood) from Pulaski County. Name Origin: For John Pope (1770-1845), KY legislator and governor of Arkansas Territory (1829-35)

Area (sq mi):: 830.79 (land 811.90; water 18.89) Population per square mile: 69.70
Population 2005: 56,580 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 18.70% Population 2000: 54,469 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 2.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.60%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,918; median household $32,069; Population below poverty level: 15.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,898-$22,353
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Russellville County seat (25,179)

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    Cherokee Nation Businesses has won its first round of local government approval for a casino and hotel in Pope County, Ark., which would be the nation's first gaming site outside Oklahoma.
    of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, had asked the state Supreme Court in March to review the case after the Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld the judgment from Pope County Circuit Court.
    Thompson, and will be chambered at Glenwood in Pope County.
    A Peoria native, he is the great, great, great great-grandson of Lewis Barker, who was elected in 1818 as the state senator from Pope County and who served during the first four Illinois general assemblies.
    The emergency management director of Benton County, Mississippi confirmed three other deaths, and an 18-year-old woman was killed in Pope County, Arkansas, when a tree fell on her home.
    The family died when their home "took a direct hit" from the storm, Pope County Coroner Leonard Krout said.
    "Two of the most famous are Aldo Leopold and Teddy Roosevelt," said Selvog in a recent Pope County Tribune (Minnesota) article.
    Fliers from the National Alliance, a suspected hate group, were thrown on lawns and stuffed in newspaper boxes in the Pope County area.
    POPE COUNTY -- Friends of Bell Smith Springs will host a hike and litter pickup beginning at noon on Saturday.
    A Pope County, Ark., ordinance that requires voter approval for casinos didn't stop the Pope County Quorum Court from giving the nod to Cherokee Nation Businesses' $225 million Legends Resort and Casino over four rivals.
    Also Tuesday, Warner Gaming, a hospitality and entertainment company, said it has teamed up with the Hard Rock brand to propose a new resort and casino for Pope County.
    The Potts home, a well-preserved Arkansas way station for the Butterfield Express, is still standing in Pope County and is maintained as the Potts Inn Museum on Highway 247 by the Pope County Historical Foundation.