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Overview

Introduction to Batesville, Arkansas

Batesville, Arkansas, in Independence county, is 52 miles W of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and 99 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee. It is the county seat of Independence County.

Batesville History

Batesville was named in honor of James Woodson Bates, the first territorial delegate from Arkansas to the United States Congress. It is the second oldest municipality in Arkansas. The first settlement in the Batesville area was in the year 1810. Batesville was partly laid out in the year 1821 and also became the county seat that year.

Batesville and nearby Attractions

  • Batesville Country Club
  • Town Plaza Shopping Center
  • Southerland Park Golf Course
  • Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Riverside Park

Things To Do In Batesville

Batesville has several parks including Fitzhugh Park, Daffin Field, and Riverside Park. The Miller Creek and Stillhouse Branch are also popular tourist haunts. Tourists can attend the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival held each spring. A good place for shopping is the Town Plaza Shopping Center. Tourists also visit the many churches in Batesville including Bethlehem Baptist Church, Central Avenue Church of Christ, and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Batesville Transportation

Little Rock AFB is the nearest airport to the city of Batesville.

Batesville Higher Education

The higher education institutes in Batesville are Lyon College, University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville, and Bee Jays Academy. Other institutes close to the city are Harding University and Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,568
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+4,610
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,622
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,094
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,013

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,308
% Above Poverty Level82%
% Below Poverty Level18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$597
Median House Value$120,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.6%
Irish11.4%
German10.3%
English9.1%
Scottish3.3%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian1.1%
Haitian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
African0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Batesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Independence County
Standard Zip Codes72501
P.O. Box Zip Codes72503
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.76
Approximate Longitude-91.62

Batesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBATESVILLE L&D 1
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationNEWPORT
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationCALICO ROCK 2 WSW
Distance38 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 73 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cave City2,615$39,728
Concord218$42,625
Cushman445$38,750
Magness157$55,500
Newark1,189$44,107
Sulphur Rock420$49,250

Batesville Public Libraries

Independence County Library
368 EAST MAIN STREET
Batesville, Arkansas
(870) 793-8814

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Batesville Hospitals

White River Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1710 Harrison Street
(870) 262-1200

Batesville Public Schools

Batesville High School
1 Pioneer Dr
ZIP: 72501
High
Total Enrollment 606
Batesville Junior High School
2 Pioneer Dr
ZIP: 72501
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Central Magnet Math & Science
650 Vine St
ZIP: 72501
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Eagle Mountain Magnet School
600 Eagle Mountain Blvd
ZIP: 72501
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Southside Elementary School
2460 Batesville Blvd
ZIP: 72501
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Southside High School
70 Scott Dr
ZIP: 72501
High
Total Enrollment 392
Southside Junior High School
70 Scott Dr
ZIP: 72501
Middle
Total Enrollment 364
Southside Middle School
70 Scott Dr
ZIP: 72501
Middle
Total Enrollment 381
West Magnet School
850 Hill St
ZIP: 72501
Primary
Total Enrollment 530

Batesville Private Schools

Community School
295 Mockingbird St
ZIP: 72501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Hope Lutheran School
2417 E Main St
ZIP: 72501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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