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Overview

Introduction to Greenwood, Arkansas

Greenwood, Arkansas, in Sebastian county, is 14 miles SE of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center) and 117 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is considered part of the Fort Smith metropolitan area.

Greenwood History

Greenwood was established in 1851. It became the county seat of the newly formed Sebastian County. The city was named after Judge Alfred Burton Greenwood. It became a major business center during the American Civil War. It was officially incorporated on November 22, 1884. The Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad first entered the area in 1887. The city suffered severe damage by a Tornado in April 1968.

Greenwood and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Smith Trolley Museum
  • Bob Burns Museum
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Cherokee Landing State Park
  • Mount Magazine State Park

Things To Do In Greenwood

During your stay in Greenwood you can spend your leisure time at the Town Square, which was the site of the Sebastian County Court House. The Bell Park is one of the city's finest parks offering two ball fields, picnic facilities, horseshoe pits, playground areas, and a volleyball court. Golf lovers can visit the Vache Grass County Club, which features an 18-hole golf course. One can enjoy shopping at the Towne West Shopping Center.

Greenwood Transportation

Fort Smith Regional Airport can be reached within several minutes.

Greenwood Higher Education

Westark College is nearby. The University of Arkansas-Main Campus, Arkansas Tech University, and Northeastern State University also offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 9,283
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,159
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,395
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $711
Median House Value $127,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 15.4%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Sebastian
Metro Area Fort Smith
Standard Zip Codes 72936
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.215
Longitude -94.255

Greenwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station FORT SMITH RGNL AP
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station POTEAU WATER WORKS
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station POTEAU
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barling 4,738 $46,186
Bonanza 637 $55,179
Hackett 833 $39,306
Huntington 609 $37,083
Lavaca 2,562 $59,191

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenwood Public Libraries

Library
Scott Sebastian Regional Library
18 NORTH ADAIR/P.O.BOX 400
Greenwood, Arkansas
(479) 996-2856

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Greenwood High Schools

GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
440 E. GARY
479-996-4141
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 732 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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