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Overview

Introduction to Clarksville, Arkansas

Clarksville, Arkansas, in Johnson county, is 52 miles E of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center) and 149 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Clarksville History

In 1836, Clarksville became the county seat of Johnson county, which was founded on November 16, 1833, and was named after Ben Johnson, a Territorial Judge. The city was named after Lorenzo N. Clarke, a large landowner in the area. Clarksville was incorporated on December 21, 1848.

Clarksville and nearby Attractions

  • Whitetail World
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield
  • Blythe's Museum
  • Lake Dardanelle State Park

Things To Do In Clarksville

One can visit the Logan County Museum and Altus Heritage House Museum. Art lovers can spend their leisure time at the Walton Fine Arts Center. While in the city, one can visit the many Presbyterian, Baptist, and other churches such as the First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Jamestown Assembly of God Church. Those interested in shopping can visit the Sherwood Shopping Center. The Woodward Amusement Machine Park is also worth visiting. The Clarksville City Park and Greenbrier Creek are places one can visit with family and friends.

Clarksville Transportation

The Drake Field Airport provides facility for air transportation.

Clarksville Higher Education

Arkansas Tech University, Westark College, University of Arkansas Main Campus, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and the University of Central Arkansas offer higher educational opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,391
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,858
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$23,810
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,201
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,351

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,948
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$618
Median House Value$92,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.1%
Irish10.5%
English7.2%
Scottish1.8%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Canadian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Belgian0.2%
African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Clarksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes72830
Phone Area Codes479
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.45
Approximate Longitude-93.47

Clarksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLARKSVILLE
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationSUBIACO
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationOZARK
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coal Hill1,056$47,917
Hartman578$38,077
Knoxville851$46,250
Lamar1,646$39,808
London935$55,368
Scranton185$32,500

Clarksville Hospitals

Johnson Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1100 East Poplar Street
(479) 754-5454

Clarksville Public Schools

Clarksville High School
1703 Clark Rd
ZIP: 72830
High
Total Enrollment 545
Pyron Elementary School
1903 Clark Rd
ZIP: 72830
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Clarksville Primary School
2023 Clark Rd
ZIP: 72830
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Kraus Middle School
1901 Clark Rd
ZIP: 72830
Middle
Total Enrollment 434
Clarksville Junior High School
1801 Clark Rd
ZIP: 72830
Middle
Total Enrollment 633
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