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Overview

Introduction to Conway, Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner county, is 24 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 135 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area.

Conway History

Asa P. Robinson founded the City of Conway. He came to the town shortly after the Civil War as the Chief Engineer for the Union-Pacific Railroad, which was then known as Little Rock Fort Smith Railroad. As part of his compensation, he was deeded a tract of land in this area. He selected the land near the railroad for a depot. Around the area of the depot, he laid off a town site in honor of an Arkansas Family and named it Conway Station.

Conway and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
  • Arkansas Arts Center
  • Old State House
  • Toltec Mounds

Things To Do In Conway

The city has many museums such as the Faulkner County Museum. One can visit the Games 4 U and Laundry City Amusement and Theme Parks. Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Woolly Hollow State Park, Cypress Creek, Gentry Lake, and Beaver Lake are also worth visiting. While in the city, one can visit the Torreyson Library as well as the Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library.

Conway Transportation

The Little Rock AFB Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Conway Higher Education

The University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population64,184
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+31,540
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married41.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38%
Median Earnings25+$35,454
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,682
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,787

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,698
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$161,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.8%
German12.6%
Irish10.1%
English8.6%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Italian1.4%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
African0.4%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Slovak0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Conway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Faulkner County
Standard Zip Codes72032, 72034
P.O. Box Zip Codes72033
Company Zip Codes72035
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.07
Approximate Longitude-92.36

Conway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCONWAY
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 49 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationGREENBRIER
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationMORRILTON
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bigelow377$52,083
Greenbrier5,164$52,667
Holland582$53,125
Mayflower1,885$55,417
Menifee247$64,125
Wooster1,061$76,500

Conway Public Libraries

Faulkner-van Buren Regional Library System
1900 TYLER STREET
Conway, Arkansas
(501) 327-7482

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Conway Hospitals

Conway Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2302 College Avenue
(501) 329-3831
Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
2210 Robinson Street
(501) 932-3500

Conway Public Schools

Academy Of Technology
4 Bane Lane
ZIP: 72032
Primary
Total Enrollment 77
Bob Courtway Middle School
1200 Bob Courtway Dr
ZIP: 72032
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Conway Adult Education Center
615 E Robins St
ZIP: 72032
Other
Conway Vocational Center
2300 Prince St
ZIP: 72032
High
Florence Mattison Elem. School
2001 Florence Mattison Dr
ZIP: 72032
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Ray/phyllis Simon Intermediate
1601 Siebenmorgan Rd
ZIP: 72032
Middle
Total Enrollment 468
Theodore Jones Elem. School
1800 Freyaldenhoven Ln
ZIP: 72032
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Vilonia Primary School
4 Bane Lane
ZIP: 72032
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Carl Stuart Middle School
2745 Carl Stuart Rd
ZIP: 72034
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Carolyn Lewis Elementary School
1805 Old Military Rd
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Conway Area Career Center
2300 Prince St
ZIP: 72034
High
Conway High West
2300 Prince St
ZIP: 72034
High
Total Enrollment 2035
Conway Junior High School
1815 Prince St
ZIP: 72034
Other
Total Enrollment 1448
Ellen Smith Elementary School
1601 S Donaghey Ave
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Ida Burns Elementary School
1201 Donaghey Ave
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Jim Stone Elementary School
4255 College Ave
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Julia Lee Moore Elem. School
1301 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Marguerite Vann Elem. School
2845 Carl Stuart Rd
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Ruth Doyle Intermediate School
800 Padgett Rd
ZIP: 72034
Middle
Total Enrollment 523
Sallie Cone Preschool
1629 South Blvd
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Woodrow Cummins Elementary Sch
1400 Padgett Rd
ZIP: 72034
Primary
Total Enrollment 500

Conway Private Schools

Conway Christian School
500 E German Ln S
ZIP: 72032
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 462
St Joseph School
502 Front St
ZIP: 72032
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 456
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