Introduction to Cabot, Arkansas

Cabot, Arkansas, in Lonoke county, is 20 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 112 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. The population of Cabot is about 15,261.

Cabot History

The first settlement in Cabot was at a refueling station located on the Cairo and Fulton Railroad. The area was first settled in the year 1873 and was named in honor of a railroad surveyor. The city of Cabot was officially incorporated in the year 1891 and was ranked the 139th Arkansas city.

Cabot and nearby Attractions

  • Joyland Skating Center
  • Veterans Park
  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • Old State House Museum
  • Woolly Hollow State Park

Things To Do In Cabot

Tourists are drawn towards the city's Joyland Skating Center. The Veterans Park is another place people can enjoy. Tourists can visit the several lakes including Omni Lake, Sheaffer Lake, and Cooper Lake. Tourists can also travel a bit from the city and visit the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum. The Woolly Hollow State Park is also worth visiting.

Cabot Transportation

Little Rock AFB is the closest airport to the city of Bryant.

Cabot Higher Education

The many higher educational institutes that can be attended from the city include Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch, University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Harding University, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


Total Population 25,102
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 11,869
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 59%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $40,117
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,981
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,427


Median Family Income $66,817
% Above Poverty Level 88.6%
% Below Poverty Level 11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $707
Median House Value $143,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0%
English 14.4%
Irish 12.7%

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

Cabot Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Lonoke
Metro Area Little Rock - North Little Rock
Standard Zip Codes 72023
Phone Area Codes 501
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.974
Longitude -92.016

Cabot Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station CABOT 4 SW
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austin 2,823 $74,398
Beebe 7,851 $48,893
Jacksonville 28,726 $47,109
McRae 740 $48,438
Vilonia 4,214 $79,934
Ward 4,478 $53,182

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

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Cabot High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,662 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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