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Overview

Introduction to Clarksville, Arkansas

Clarksville, Arkansas, in Johnson county, is 52 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center) and 149 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is home to some 7,719 residents.

Clarksville History

In 1836, Clarksville became the county seat of Johnson county, which was founded on November 16, 1833, and was named after Ben Johnson, a Territorial Judge. The city was named after Lorenzo N. Clarke, a large landowner in the area. Clarksville was incorporated on December 21, 1848.

Clarksville and nearby Attractions

  • Whitetail World
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield
  • Blythe's Museum
  • Lake Dardanelle State Park

Things To Do In Clarksville

One can visit the Logan County Museum and Altus Heritage House Museum. Art lovers can spend their leisure time at the Walton Fine Arts Center. While in the city, one can visit the many Presbyterian, Baptist, and other churches such as the First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Jamestown Assembly of God Church. Those interested in shopping can visit the Sherwood Shopping Center. The Woodward Amusement Machine Park is also worth visiting. The Clarksville City Park and Greenbrier Creek are places one can visit with family and friends.

Clarksville Transportation

The Drake Field Airport provides facility for air transportation.

Clarksville Higher Education

Arkansas Tech University, Westark College, University of Arkansas Main Campus, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and the University of Central Arkansas offer higher educational opportunities.

People

Total Population 9,338
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,905
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $23,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,461
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,167

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,961
% Above Poverty Level 75.1%
% Below Poverty Level 24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $94,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 9.2%

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

Clarksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Johnson
Standard Zip Codes 72830
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.471
Longitude -93.466

Clarksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CLARKSVILLE
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station SUBIACO
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station OZARK
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coal Hill 989 $43,125
Hartman 594 $35,880
Knoxville 805 $44,107
Lamar 1,748 $44,531
London 995 $50,000
Scranton 198 $51,500

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

Clarksville Hospitals

JOHNSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1100 EAST POPLAR STREET
(479) 754-5454
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clarksville High Schools

CLARKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1703 CLARK ROAD
479-705-3212
Serves 382 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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