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 Population14,298
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+5,756
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,849
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,227

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,977
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$80,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.1%
Irish3.8%
German2.6%
English2.3%
Canadian1.4%
Italian1%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.4%
African0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Polish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
+ Show More

Blytheville Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMississippi 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$46,786
Dell226$75,625
Gosnell3,326$48,856
Luxora1,203$28,274
Manila3,330$56,842
Osceola7,049$33,580

Blytheville Public Libraries

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

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Blytheville Hospitals

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

Blytheville Public Schools

Blytheville High School-a New Tech School
600 North Tenth Street
ZIP: 72315
High
Total Enrollment 699
Blytheville Middle School
700 W Chickasawba Ave
ZIP: 72315
Middle
Total Enrollment 473
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
Kipp Blytheville College Preparatory School
1007 S Franklin St
ZIP: 72315
Middle
Total Enrollment 316
Kipp Blytheville Collegiate High School
1200 Byrum Road
ZIP: 72315
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Sources :
Additional Details
Blytheville Colleges
Blytheville colleges and trade schools.
Our Partner Listings
Additional Resources
Info for Blytheville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Blytheville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.