Introduction to Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in Clark county, is 60 miles W of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center) and 185 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is in the Clark County.

Arkadelphia History

The city of Arkadelphia was named the county seat of Clark County in the year 1842. It was the third county of Arkansas, which was formed on December 15, 1818. The other two counties were Pulaski and Hempstead counties. Clark County was named after William Clark, Governor of the Missouri Territory during that period.

Arkadelphia and nearby Attractions

  • Arkadelphia City Hall
  • Baring Cross Missionary Baptist Church
  • Arkadelphia Central Park
  • Arkadelphia Aquatic Park
  • Pine Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Arkadelphia

There are many churches in the city such as Baring Cross Missionary Baptist Church, Church of the Nazarene, and Walnut Street Missionary Baptist Church. One can shop at the Pine Plaza Shopping Center. Other notable locations to visit are Arkadelphia City Hall, Caddo Center Cafeteria, Womack Hall, and Riley Library. One can also enjoy the many facilities offered at Arkadelphia Central Park and Clark County Fairgrounds. The Arkadelphia Aquatic Park has water slides and twin rivers drive. The Nowlin Pond is a great place to relax.

Arkadelphia Transportation

Memorial Field airport is the closest air transportation facility to Arkadelphia.

Arkadelphia Higher Education

The higher education institutes in Arkadelphia are Ouachita Baptist University, Henderson State University, and Arkadelphia Beauty College. Other institutes that one can attend from Arkadelphia include the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Southern Arkansas University main campus.


Total Population 10,721
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 4,560
Age of the Population 23


% of people married 27.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,491
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,650
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,333


Median Family Income $45,921
% Above Poverty Level 67%
% Below Poverty Level 33%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 40.2%
Median Gross Rent $554
Median House Value $104,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.6%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arkadelphia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Clark
Standard Zip Codes 71923
Company Zip Codes 71998, 71999
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.12
Longitude -93.053

Arkadelphia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Arkadelphia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dalark (71923)

Degray (71923)

Griffithtown (71923)

Hearn (71923)

Hollywood (71923)

Joan (71923)

Richwood (71923)

West Gum Springs (71923)

Witherspoon (71923)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antoine 92 $46,667
Caddo Valley 641 $50,139
Donaldson 304 $33,000
Friendship 182 $64,583
Gum Springs 141 $0
Gurdon 2,206 $39,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arkadelphia Public Libraries

Clark County Library
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
(870) 246-2271

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Arkadelphia Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(870) 245-2622
Emergency Service: Yes

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Arkadelphia High Schools

Serves 672 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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