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Overview

Introduction to Blytheville, Arkansas

Blytheville, Arkansas, in Mississippi county, is 44 miles E of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and 54 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in the Mississippi County.

Blytheville History

The city of Blytheville was founded in the year 1879. Methodist clergyman Henry T. Blythe was responsible for the city's establishment. The city grew fast because of the abundance of trees in the area. Blytheville was incorporated in the year 1889.

Blytheville and nearby Attractions

  • Town North Shopping Center
  • Mississippi County Fairgrounds
  • Blytheville Public Library
  • Walker Park
  • Blytheville First Assembly of God Church

Things To Do In Blytheville

While in the city of Blytheville, one can visit the many churches such as the Blytheville First Assembly of God Church, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and Trinity Baptist Church. Tourists can shop at the Colony Square Shopping Center, Town North Shopping Center, and Blytheville Plaza Shopping Center. One can also visit the Mississippi County Fairgrounds, Blytheville Public Library, and the Cherrytree Plaza. Tourists can enjoy strolls in Walker Park and Little Park.

Blytheville Transportation

Millington Municipal Airport is the nearest airport to Blytheville city.

Blytheville Higher Education

The higher education institutes in Blytheville are Blytheville Academy of Cosmetology and the Mississippi County Community College. There are several other higher education institutes near the city including The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, University of Memphis, and Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,849
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+6,000
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,197
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,156

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,035
% Above Poverty Level73.6%
% Below Poverty Level26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$77,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.1%
English3.8%
German3.5%
Irish3%
Canadian1.6%
Italian1%
Scottish0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
African0.3%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Blytheville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mississippi County
Standard Zip Codes72315
P.O. Box Zip Codes72316, 72319
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.93
Approximate Longitude-89.92

Blytheville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLYTHEVILLE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationKENNETT RADIO KBOA
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationPARAGOULD 1 S
Distance33.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp50 to 69 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burdette175$55,313
Dell229$50,000
Gosnell3,344$46,369
Luxora884$25,536
Manila3,265$53,500
Osceola7,315$29,054

Blytheville Public Libraries

Mississippi/crittenden Regional Library
200 NORTH 5TH STREET
Blytheville, Arkansas
(870) 762-2431

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Blytheville Hospitals

Great River Medical Center
(Government - Local)
1520 North Division Street
(870) 838-7300

Blytheville Public Schools

Blytheville Middle School
700 W Chickasawba Ave
ZIP: 72315
Middle
Total Enrollment 473
Kipp Blytheville Collegiate High School
1200 Byrum Road
ZIP: 72315
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Blytheville Primary School
1103 Byrum Rd
ZIP: 72315
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
Central Elementary School
1124 W Moultrie Dr
ZIP: 72315
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Blytheville High School-a New Tech School
600 North Tenth Street
ZIP: 72315
High
Total Enrollment 699
Kipp Blytheville College Preparatory School
1007 S Franklin St
ZIP: 72315
Middle
Total Enrollment 316
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