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Overview

Introduction to Malvern, Arkansas

Malvern, Arkansas, in Hot Spring county, is 39 miles SW of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 166 miles W of Memphis, Tenness. The city has a population of 9,021.

Malvern History

The area was named after Malvern Hill, which is in Virginia. The Cairo and Fulton Railroad officials founded the city in 1870. On October 15, 1878, it was made the county seat of Hot Spring County. In 1874, Joseph Reynolds built the Hot Springs Railroad which substantially increased the volume of passengers to Hot Springs. However, this decreased considerably after Little Rock was connected to Hot Springs by railroad.

Malvern and nearby Attractions

  • Gann Museum of Saline County
  • Hot Spring County Museum
  • Mid - America Science Museum
  • Hot Springs National Park

Things To Do In Malvern

You can visit the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Art and Science Center for South East Arkansas, and Bathhouse Row while in the city. It is also worth visiting the Mid Arkansas Regional Library and the Malvern Shopping Center. There are many churches in the city such as the Malvern Seventh Day Adventist Church, Baptist Temple of Malvern, and Malvern Church of the Nazarene.

Malvern Transportation

The Memorial Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Malvern Higher Education

Ouachita Technical College, Henderson State University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational opportunities.

People

Total Population 10,770
Male Share of the Population 54.4%
Female Share of the Population 45.6%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,745
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 38.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,792
% Above Poverty Level 72.6%
% Below Poverty Level 27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $644
Median House Value $68,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 8.8%

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

Malvern Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles SW of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Hot Spring
Standard Zip Codes 72104
P.O. Box Zip Codes 72105
Phone Area Codes 501
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.362
Longitude -92.812

Malvern 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 MALVERN
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Station HOT SPRINGS 1 NNE
Distance 17.2 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 BLAKELY MOUNTAIN DAM
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brown Springs (72104)

Butterfield (72104)

Durian (72104)

Gifford (72104)

Glen Rose (72104)

Jones Mill (72105)

Magnet Cove (72104)

Rolla (72104)

Sherwood Hills (72105)

Social Hill (72104)

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 304 $33,000
Haskell 4,323 $61,833
Lonsdale 128 $60,781
Poyen 318 $46,250
Rockport 913 $43,750
Traskwood 401 $65,096

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

Malvern Public Libraries

Library
Mid Arkansas Regional Library
202 EAST THIRD STREET
Malvern, Arkansas
(501) 332-5441
Library Web Site

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Malvern Hospitals

HOT SPRING COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1001 SCHNEIDER DRIVE
(501) 337-4911
Emergency Service: Yes

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Malvern High Schools

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GLEN ROSE HIGH SCHOOL
14334 HWY. 67
501-332-3694
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

MALVERN HIGH SCHOOL
525 E HIGHLAND STREET
501-332-6905
Serves 445 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

MAGNET COVE HIGH SCHOOL
472 MAGNET SCHOOL ROAD
501-332-5466
Serves 393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

OUACHITA VOCATIONAL CENTER
VO-TECH CIRCLE
501-332-3658
A Vocational School

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