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Overview

Introduction to Conway, Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner county, is 24 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 135 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 43,167 people lived in Conway.

Conway History

Asa P. Robinson founded the City of Conway. He came to the town shortly after the Civil War as the Chief Engineer for the Union-Pacific Railroad, which was then known as Little Rock Fort Smith Railroad. As part of his compensation, he was deeded a tract of land in this area. He selected the land near the railroad for a depot. Around the area of the depot, he laid off a town site in honor of an Arkansas Family and named it Conway Station.

Conway and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
  • Arkansas Arts Center
  • Old State House
  • Toltec Mounds

Things To Do In Conway

The city has many museums such as the Faulkner County Museum. One can visit the Games 4 U and Laundry City Amusement and Theme Parks. Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Woolly Hollow State Park, Cypress Creek, Gentry Lake, and Beaver Lake are also worth visiting. While in the city, one can visit the Torreyson Library as well as the Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library.

Conway Transportation

The Little Rock AFB Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Conway Higher Education

The University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 63,555
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 31,025
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 41%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,871

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,510
% Above Poverty Level 81.6%
% Below Poverty Level 18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $731
Median House Value $160,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.1%
Irish 11.6%

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

Conway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Faulkner
Metro Area Little Rock - North Little Rock
Standard Zip Codes 72032, 72034
P.O. Box Zip Codes 72033
Company Zip Codes 72035
Phone Area Codes 501
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.088
Longitude -92.441

Conway 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 CONWAY
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station GREENBRIER
Distance 10.9 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
Station MORRILTON
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Beryl (72032)

Brumley (72032)

Central Baptist College (72032)

Gleason (72032)

Gold Creek (72032)

Gold Lake Estates (72032)

Preston (72032)

Saltillo (72032)

Skunkhollow (72032)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bigelow 325 $40,000
Greenbrier 5,090 $61,094
Holland 651 $53,958
Mayflower 1,975 $56,250
Menifee 344 $57,708
Wooster 959 $77,222

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

Conway Public Libraries

Library
Faulkner-van Buren Regional Library
1900 TYLER STREET
Conway, Arkansas
(501) 327-7482
Library Web Site

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Conway Hospitals

CONWAY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2302 COLLEGE AVENUE
(501) 329-3831
Emergency Service: Yes

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CONWAY HIGH WEST
2300 PRINCE ST
501-450-4880
Serves 1,117 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

CONWAY VOCATIONAL CENTER
2300 PRINCE STREET
501-450-4888
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