Oil Trough is a town located in Independence County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 218.
GeographyOil Trough is located at 35°37'46" North, 91°27'41" West (35.629572, -91.461366)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²). 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 218 people, 95 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density is 443.0/km² (1,139.0/mi²). There are 105 housing units at an average density of 213.4/km² (548.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.58% White, 3.21% Black or African American, 1.38% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 95 households out of which 34.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.74.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $31,528, and the median income for a family is $33,750. Males have a median income of $30,500 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town is $14,079. 11.0% of the population and 13.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.6% are under the age of 18 and 22.2% are 65 or older.