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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,296
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+4,250
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,727
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,246

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,766
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$713
Median House Value$128,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
German18.5%
English15.9%
Irish14.9%
Italian3.8%
Polish2.5%
Dutch2.2%
Hungarian1.7%
Scottish1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Greenwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sebastian County
Standard Zip Codes72936
Phone Area Codes479
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.21
Approximate Longitude-94.23

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)

StationFORT SMITH RGNL AP
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationPOTEAU WATER WORKS
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 94 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationPOTEAU
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barling4,747$47,545
Bonanza599$55,000
Hackett931$27,216
Huntington633$32,500
Lavaca2,592$55,000

Greenwood Public Libraries

Scott Sebastian Regional Library
18 N. ADAIR STREET
Greenwood, Arkansas
(479) 996-2856

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Greenwood Public Schools

East Hills Middle School
700 Mount Harmony Rd
ZIP: 72936
Middle
Total Enrollment 540
East Pointe Elementary School
700 Mount Harmony Rd
ZIP: 72936
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Greenwood High School
440 E Gary St
ZIP: 72936
High
Total Enrollment 840
Greenwood Junior High School
300 E Gary St
ZIP: 72936
Other
Total Enrollment 704
Westwood Elementary School
300 Westwood Ave
ZIP: 72936
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
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