Arkansas City, Arkansas

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Arkansas City, Arkansas

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High Points

Arkansas City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Arkansas City Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 7% Arkansas City Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Arkansas City Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Arkansas City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Arkansas City, Arkansas

Comparing Arkansas City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Age of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
Median Family Income 1 3
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 5 7
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Arkansas City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Desha
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71630
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.608
Longitude -91.206

Arkansas City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DERMOTT 3 NE
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station DUMAS
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
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Arkansas City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 589 100%
Male 266 45.2%
Female 323 54.8%
Under 18 167 28.4%
18+ 422 71.6%
65+ 76 12.9%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.05
White 324 55%
African-American 258 43.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 3.2%

Estimated Arkansas City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 549
Growth -40
Growth % -6.8%

Arkansas City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.7%
US/American 32.4%
Irish 11%
African 2.2%
German 2.2%
Dutch 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
English 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arkansas City 589 $27,500
Dermott 3,292 $22,214
Lake Village 2,823 $28,438
McGehee 4,570 $25,270
Tillar 240 $34,821
Watson 288 $33,889
Winchester 191 $29,750
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Arkansas City High Schools (2004)

P O BOX 248
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

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