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Overview

Introduction to Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland county, is 46 miles W of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 176 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. There are 35,750 residents in the city.

Hot Springs History

Hot Springs was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. Father Marquette and Jolliet explored the region in 1673 and claimed it for France. The area was first settled in 1807. It derived its name from the world-famous thermal water flowing from 47 springs into the city. Hot Springs is the county seat of Garland County, which was established on April 5, 1873. The city is also the boyhood home of Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.

Hot Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Clowers Zoo
  • Mid - America Science Museum
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens
  • Lake Catherine State Park
  • Magic Springs Theme Park & Crystal Falls Water Park

Things To Do In Hot Springs

Hot Springs offers a number of recreational activities. You can visit the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo, Hot Springs National Park, Ouachita National Forest, and Mid-America Science Museum. You can also visit Bathhouse Row. The Magic Springs Theme Park and Crystal Falls Water Park are ideal destinations for family day trips. You can enjoy shopping at the Wheatley Plaza Shopping Center, Mowray-Wyatt Plaza Shopping Center, Freeman Shopping Center, Albert Pike Shopping Center, Central City Shopping Center, and Rector Heights Shopping Center. In addition, the city organizes several events including the Hot Springs Blues Festival, Oktoberfest, ArtBlast, Jazz Fest, and Hot Springs Music Festival every year.

Hot Springs Transportation

Memorial Field Airport is nearby.

Hot Springs Higher Education

Garland County Community College, Hot Springs Beauty College, and Quapaw Technical Institute are some of local colleges.

People

Total Population 35,486
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 21.4%
Employed Population 16+ 13,544
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 41%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $21,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,007
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,777

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,927
% Above Poverty Level 70.4%
% Below Poverty Level 29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $661
Median House Value $114,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.9%
Irish 13.7%

Hot Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 176 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Garland
Standard Zip Codes 71901, 71909, 71913
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71902, 71903, 71910, 71914
Phone Area Codes 501
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.503
Longitude -93.055

Hot Springs 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 HOT SPRINGS 1 NNE
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches
Station ALUM FORK
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Station ARKADELPHIA 2 N
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 79 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blue Springs (71901)

Euclid Heights (71901)

Hot Springs National (71913, 71914, 71901, 71902, 71909)

Hot Springs National Park (71910, 71913, 71914, 71951, 71901, 71902, 71903, 71909)

Lakeside (71901)

Mountain Valley (71901)

Oaklawn (71901)

Ozark Lithia (71901)

Pleasant Hill (71901)

Price (71901)

Red Oak (71901)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Donaldson 300 $28,333
Friendship 236 $72,500
Lonsdale 148 $58,750
Malvern 10,695 $37,147
Mountain Pine 761 $35,577
Rockport 924 $50,893

Hot Springs Public Libraries

Library
Garland County Library
1427 MALVERN AVE.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
(501) 623-4161

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Hot Springs Hospitals

NATIONAL PARK MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1910 MALVERN AVENUE
(501) 321-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

LEO N LEVI NATIONAL ARTHRITIS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
300 PROSPECT AVE
(501) 624-1281
Emergency Service: Yes

ST JOSEPHS MERCY HEALTH CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
300 WERNER STREET
(501) 622-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

HEALTHPARK HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1636 HIGDON FERRY ROAD
(501) 520-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hot Springs High Schools

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HOT SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL
700 MAIN
501-620-7830
A Title I School.
Serves 916 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

HOT SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
701 EMORY
501-624-5286
Serves 835 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

LAKESIDE HIGH SCHOOL
2871 MALVERN AVE.
501-262-1530
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 625 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

FOUNTAIN LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
4207 PARK AVE.
501-623-5101
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 545 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

CUTTER-MORNING STAR HIGH SCH.
2801 SPRING STREET
501-262-1220
A Title I School.
Serves 299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

NATIONAL PARK TECHNOLOGY CENTER
200 MID-AMERICA BLVD
501-767-9314
A Vocational School

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Historic Hot Springs

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Maurice Bath House ca. 1900

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Maurice Bath House ca. 1900

Bath house row ca. 1900

Imperial Bath House ca. 1900

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