Introduction to Trumann, Arkansas

Trumann, Arkansas, in Poinsett county, is 16 miles SE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and 44 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee. The city contains a population of approximately 6,889.

Trumann History

Trumann was originally named Mosher. It was renamed Weona in 1902 after a lumber company in the area. The city was incorporated in 1917 as Trumann. It gained status of a second class city in 1924. Trumann became a first class city in 1958. The city is located in Poinsett County, which was established on February 28, 1838, and named after Joel R. Poinsett.

Trumann and nearby Attractions

  • Rose Hall Great House
  • Wayne Short Memorial Park
  • Lepanto USA Museum
  • Lake Poinsett State Park
  • Viva Drive Church of Christ
  • Parkin Archeological State Park

Things To Do In Trumann

You can visit Ozark Street Park, West Side Park, and North Side Park while staying in Trumann. The city is also home to many houses of worship such as the First United Methodist Church, Viva Drive Church of Christ, and First United Pentecostal Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the North Mart Shopping Center. The Marked Tree Delta Area Museum and the Lepanto USA Museum are also worth visiting.

Trumann Transportation

Air transportation is available from Millington Municipal Airport.

Trumann Higher Education

Residents of Trumann can avail higher education from Arkansas State University-Main Campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, and the University of Memphis.


Total Population 7,179
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,545
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $40,635
% Above Poverty Level 73.6%
% Below Poverty Level 26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $473
Median House Value $85,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 17.1%

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

Trumann Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Poinsett
Standard Zip Codes 72472
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.673
Longitude -90.507

Trumann Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 45 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay 1,973 $37,279
Black Oak 267 $36,691
Caraway 1,037 $52,833
Lake City 2,315 $44,256
Lepanto 1,955 $31,250
Marked Tree 2,520 $30,598

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

Trumann Public Libraries

Trumann Public Library
P. O.BOX 73
Trumann, Arkansas
(870) 483-7744

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Trumann High Schools

Serves 813 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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