Overview

Introduction to Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in Clark county, is 60 miles W of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center) and 185 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is in the Clark County.

Arkadelphia History

The city of Arkadelphia was named the county seat of Clark County in the year 1842. It was the third county of Arkansas, which was formed on December 15, 1818. The other two counties were Pulaski and Hempstead counties. Clark County was named after William Clark, Governor of the Missouri Territory during that period.

Arkadelphia and nearby Attractions

  • Arkadelphia City Hall
  • Baring Cross Missionary Baptist Church
  • Arkadelphia Central Park
  • Arkadelphia Aquatic Park
  • Pine Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Arkadelphia

There are many churches in the city such as Baring Cross Missionary Baptist Church, Church of the Nazarene, and Walnut Street Missionary Baptist Church. One can shop at the Pine Plaza Shopping Center. Other notable locations to visit are Arkadelphia City Hall, Caddo Center Cafeteria, Womack Hall, and Riley Library. One can also enjoy the many facilities offered at Arkadelphia Central Park and Clark County Fairgrounds. The Arkadelphia Aquatic Park has water slides and twin rivers drive. The Nowlin Pond is a great place to relax.

Arkadelphia Transportation

Memorial Field airport is the closest air transportation facility to Arkadelphia.

Arkadelphia Higher Education

The higher education institutes in Arkadelphia are Ouachita Baptist University, Henderson State University, and Arkadelphia Beauty College. Other institutes that one can attend from Arkadelphia include the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Southern Arkansas University main campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,611
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+4,813
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married26.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,101
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,038

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,724
% Above Poverty Level73.7%
% Below Poverty Level26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$585
Median House Value$112,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.3%
Irish8.3%
English5.1%
Italian1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Swedish0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Polish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.2%
German0.2%
Greek0.2%
Basque0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Arkadelphia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes71923
Company Zip Codes71998, 71999
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.13
Approximate Longitude-93.06

Arkadelphia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationARKADELPHIA 2 N
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 79 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationSPARKMAN
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationHOT SPRINGS 1 NNE
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip57.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Antoine64$59,167
Caddo Valley655$54,327
Donaldson336$37,000
Friendship143$0
Gum Springs132$37,917
Gurdon2,580$42,833

Arkadelphia Public Libraries

Clark County Library
609 CADDO STREET
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
(870) 246-2271

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Arkadelphia Hospitals

Baptist Health Medical Center - Arkadelphia
(Non-profit)
3050 Twin Rivers Drive
(870) 245-2622

Arkadelphia Public Schools

Arkadelphia High School
401 High School Rd
ZIP: 71923
High
Total Enrollment 550
Central Primary School
233 N 11th St
ZIP: 71923
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Goza Middle School
1305 Caddo St
ZIP: 71923
Middle
Total Enrollment 431
Louisa Perritt Primary
1900 Walnut St
ZIP: 71923
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Peake Elementary School
1609 Pine St
ZIP: 71923
Middle
Total Enrollment 299

Arkadelphia Private Schools

Clark County Christian Academy
880 Old Military Rd
ZIP: 71923
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
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