Junction City, Arkansas

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Junction City, Arkansas

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Junction City Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Junction City Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Junction City, Arkansas

Comparing Junction City 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Age of the Population 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
Median Family Income 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Affordability of Rents 6 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Junction City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles NW of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 71749
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.016
Longitude -92.724

Junction City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station HOMER 3 SSW
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
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Junction City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 721 100%
Male 365 50.6%
Female 356 49.4%
Under 18 210 29.1%
18+ 511 70.9%
65+ 131 18.2%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.17
White 398 55.2%
African-American 310 43%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Junction City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 691
Growth -30
Growth % -4.2%

Junction City 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.3%
US/American 10%
Irish 8.9%
English 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
German 2.4%
African 0.8%
Polish 0.4%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Junction City 721 $29,107
Calion 516 $26,042
El Dorado 21,530 $34,753
Norphlet 822 $45,500
Smackover 2,005 $36,875
Strong 651 $26,023
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Junction City High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

Junction City Colleges

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