Barling is a city in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas–Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 Census the population was 4,649, ranking it eighth in the Greater Fort Smith Area. Barling was incorporated in 1956. Barling is located at 35°19′22″N 94°18′2″W (35.322728, -94.300663). It was named after Aaron Barling, a soldier originally posted to Fort Gibson in Indian Territory who subsequently farmed in Arkansas.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,176 people, 1,599 households, and 1,122 families residing in the city. The population density was 190.4 people per square mile (73.5/km2). There were 1,697 housing units at an average density of 77.4 per square mile (29.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.05% White, 1.39% Black or African American, 1.87% Native American, 5.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 3.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,599 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
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