Caraway, Arkansas

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Caraway, Arkansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Caraway Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Caraway Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Caraway, Arkansas

Comparing Caraway 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Caraway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Craighead
Metro Area Jonesboro
Standard Zip Codes 72419
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.758
Longitude -90.322

Caraway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEISER
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Caraway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,349 100%
Male 631 46.8%
Female 718 53.2%
Under 18 343 25.4%
18+ 1,006 74.6%
65+ 201 14.9%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 2.93
White 1,317 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 18 1.3%
Mixed Race 12 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 2.9%

Estimated Caraway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,355
Growth 6
Growth % 0.4%

Caraway 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
US/American 43%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
Irish 16%
German 9.2%
English 7.7%
European 3.4%
Dutch 2.5%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Polish 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Caraway 1,349 $26,600
Black Oak 286 $32,917
Etowah 366 $23,750
Lake City 1,956 $33,477
Lepanto 2,133 $30,074
Monette 1,179 $33,796
Trumann 6,889 $32,297
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