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Overview

Introduction to Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland county, is 46 miles W of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 176 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. There are 35,750 residents in the city.

Hot Springs History

Hot Springs was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. Father Marquette and Jolliet explored the region in 1673 and claimed it for France. The area was first settled in 1807. It derived its name from the world-famous thermal water flowing from 47 springs into the city. Hot Springs is the county seat of Garland County, which was established on April 5, 1873. The city is also the boyhood home of Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.

Hot Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Clowers Zoo
  • Mid - America Science Museum
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens
  • Lake Catherine State Park
  • Magic Springs Theme Park & Crystal Falls Water Park

Things To Do In Hot Springs

Hot Springs offers a number of recreational activities. You can visit the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo, Hot Springs National Park, Ouachita National Forest, and Mid-America Science Museum. You can also visit Bathhouse Row. The Magic Springs Theme Park and Crystal Falls Water Park are ideal destinations for family day trips. You can enjoy shopping at the Wheatley Plaza Shopping Center, Mowray-Wyatt Plaza Shopping Center, Freeman Shopping Center, Albert Pike Shopping Center, Central City Shopping Center, and Rector Heights Shopping Center. In addition, the city organizes several events including the Hot Springs Blues Festival, Oktoberfest, ArtBlast, Jazz Fest, and Hot Springs Music Festival every year.

Hot Springs Transportation

Memorial Field Airport is nearby.

Hot Springs Higher Education

Garland County Community College, Hot Springs Beauty College, and Quapaw Technical Institute are some of local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,711
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+14,293
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$22,061
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,139

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,528
% Above Poverty Level72.1%
% Below Poverty Level27.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone40.9%
Median Gross Rent$667
Median House Value$117,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.8%
Irish12.9%
English12.8%
German11.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1.6%
Polish0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
African0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Hot Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Garland County, Saline County
Standard Zip Codes71909, 71901, 71913
P.O. Box Zip Codes71910, 71902, 71903, 71914
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.66
Approximate Longitude-93

Hot Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOT SPRINGS 1 NNE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip57.6 inches
StationALUM FORK
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip55.1 inches
StationARKADELPHIA 2 N
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 79 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Donaldson334$38,750
Friendship186$64,063
Lonsdale145$60,972
Malvern10,937$34,942
Mountain Pine805$34,844
Rockport739$49,250

Hot Springs Public Libraries

Garland County Library
1427 MALVERN AVENUE
Hot Springs, Arkansas
(501) 623-4161

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Hot Springs Hospitals

Leo N. Levi National Arthritis Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 Prospect Avenue
(501) 624-1281
National Park Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1910 Malvern Avenue
(501) 321-1000
Healthpark Hospital
(Proprietary)
1636 Higdon Ferry Road
(501) 520-2000

Hot Springs Public Schools

Cutter-morning Star Elem. Sch.
2801 Spring St
ZIP: 71901
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Cutter-morning Star High Sch.
2801 Spring St
ZIP: 71901
High
Total Enrollment 279
Fountain Lake Elementary
4207 Park Ave
ZIP: 71901
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Fountain Lake High School
4207 Park Ave
ZIP: 71901
High
Total Enrollment 422
Fountain Lake Middle School
4207 Park Ave
ZIP: 71901
Fountain Lake Middle School Cobra Digital Prep Academy
4207 Park Avenue
ZIP: 71901
Middle
Total Enrollment 422
Lakeside High School
2871 Malvern Ave
ZIP: 71901
High
Total Enrollment 1280
Lakeside Intermediate School
2855 Malvern Ave
ZIP: 71901
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
Lakeside Middle School
1110 S Lakeshore Dr
ZIP: 71901
Middle
Total Enrollment 792
Lakeside Primary School
2841 Malvern Ave
ZIP: 71901
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Langston Magnet School
120 Chestnut St
ZIP: 71901
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Park Magnet School
617 Main St
ZIP: 71901
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Gardner Magnet School
525 Hammond Dr
ZIP: 71913
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Hot Springs High School
701 Emory St
ZIP: 71913
High
Total Enrollment 872
Hot Springs Intermediate School
617 Main St
ZIP: 71913
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
Hot Springs Middle School
701 Main St
ZIP: 71913
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
National Park Technology Center
101 College Dr
ZIP: 71913
High
Oaklawn Magnet School
301 Oaklawn Blvd
ZIP: 71913
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Summit School
220 Tom Ellsworth Dr
ZIP: 71913
Other
Total Enrollment 126

Hot Springs Private Schools

Lighthouse Christian School
1075 Fox Pass Cutoff
ZIP: 71901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
New Beginning Christian Academy
132 Patience Ln
ZIP: 71901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
St John Elementary School
583 W Grand Ave
ZIP: 71901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
St Luke' S Episcopal Day School
228 Spring St
ZIP: 71901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Christian Ministries Academy
548 Brookhill Ranch Rd
ZIP: 71909
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
Gospel Light Christian School
600 Garland Ave
ZIP: 71913
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 97
Hot Springs Adventist School
401 Weston Rd
ZIP: 71913
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
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Historic Hot Springs

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Maurice Bath House ca. 1900

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Maurice Bath House ca. 1900

Bath house row ca. 1900

Imperial Bath House ca. 1900

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