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Overview

Introduction to Morrilton, Arkansas

Morrilton, Arkansas, in Conway county, is 37 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 152 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city contains a population of approximately 6,550.

Morrilton History

Morrilton was incorporated on November 24, 1879. The community was named after its landowners, E.J Morrill and George H. Morrill. It is the county seat of Conway county, which was founded on October 20, 1825, and was named in honor of Henry Wharton Conway. The present-day Harding University of Searcy, Arkansas, was located in Morrilton in the 1920s and was known as Harding College.

Morrilton and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Automobiles
  • Depot Museum
  • Petit Jean State Park
  • Cedar Falls

Things To Do In Morrilton

The Museum of Automobiles and the Depot Museum can be visited while in the city. The local public libraries and the dvarious Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches are also worth visiting. The city's local parks offer facilities for recreation. In addition to Petit Jean State Park, one can also visit Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The North Hills Shopping Center and the River land Shopping Center are popular amongst tourists. Morrilton also hosts the Conway County Fair, Great Arkansas Pig-out Festival, and Mountain Rendezvous every year.

Morrilton Transportation

Little Rock AFB Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Morrilton Higher Education

Institutes which provide an opportunity for higher studies are Petit Jean College and Margaret's Hair Academy Inc., University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch.

People

Total Population 6,746
Male Share of the Population 43.5%
Female Share of the Population 56.5%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,440
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,183
% Above Poverty Level 64.8%
% Below Poverty Level 35.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $661
Median House Value $90,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 10.6%

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

Morrilton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Conway
Standard Zip Codes 72110
Phone Area Codes 501
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.15
Longitude -92.743

Morrilton 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 MORRILTON
Distance 1.3 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
Station GREENBRIER
Distance 22.1 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 CABOT 4 SW
Distance 39.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dabney (72110)

Hickory Hill (72110)

Lanty (72110)

Lewisburg (72110)

Riverview (72110)

Sandtown (72110)

Wesley Chapel (72110)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Houston 265 $47,500
Menifee 344 $57,708
Oppelo 826 $48,393
Perry 265 $45,313
Perryville 1,636 $47,917
Plumerville 1,052 $41,375

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

Morrilton Public Libraries

Library
Conway County Library
101 WEST CHURCH STREET
Morrilton, Arkansas
(501) 354-5204

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Morrilton Hospitals

ST ANTHONY'S HEALTHCARE CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
#4 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(501) 977-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Morrilton High Schools

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MORRILTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL
701 E HARDING
501-354-9437
Serves 728 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

RIVER VALLEY TECHNICAL CENTER
1905 POOR FARM ROAD
501-354-9475
A Vocational School

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