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People

Total Population 4,755
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,735
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,675

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,750
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $588
Median House Value $79,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 15.9%

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

Walnut Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 72476
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.068
Longitude -90.955

Walnut Ridge 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 ALICIA
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station JONESBORO 4 N
Distance 19.2 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
Station CORNING
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 49 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Light (72439, 72476)

Williams Baptist College (72476)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Rock 642 $29,211
Hoxie 2,719 $36,250
Minturn 66 $26,250
Portia 591 $38,000
Sedgwick 147 $52,750

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

Walnut Ridge Public Libraries

Library
Lawrence County Library
1315 WEST MAIN
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
(870) 886-3222

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Walnut Ridge Hospitals

LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1309 WEST MAIN
(870) 886-1200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Walnut Ridge High Schools

WALNUT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
508 E. FREE ST.
870-886-6623
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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