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Overview

Introduction to Magnolia, Arkansas

Magnolia, Arkansas, in Columbia county, is 59 miles NE of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center) and 209 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Magnolia History

Magnolia was founded in 1853. It was incorporated in 1858. In the early years, the city developed as an agricultural community as well as a regional cotton market. In March, 1938, the Magnolia Oil Field was discovered by the Kerr-Lynn Company. It became the largest oil producing field of the time. Magnolia is the county seat of Columbia County, which was established on December 17, 1852, and was named after the goddess Columbia.

Magnolia and nearby Attractions

  • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
  • Old Washington Historic State Park
  • South Arkansas Arts Center
  • Logoly State Park

Things To Do In Magnolia

One can visit the Cloc Regional Library and the ASA G. Garrett Memorial Library. There are a number of churches in Magnolia including the Westside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and the First United Methodist Church. There are several parks in the city such as Eastside Park, Southside Park, and Hospital Park which offer a range of recreational facilities. One can also visit the Columbia Shopping Center.

Magnolia Transportation

Those wishing to travel by air can do so from the Texarkana Regional-Webb Field Airport.

Magnolia Higher Education

Residents of Magnolia can obtain higher educational opportunities from Henderson State University, Bossier Parish Community College, Grambling State University, and Louisiana State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,651
Male Share of the Population44.3%
Female Share of the Population55.7%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+5,141
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married38.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,725
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,118

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,982
% Above Poverty Level71.1%
% Below Poverty Level28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$664
Median House Value$100,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.8%
Irish7.5%
English5.7%
German3.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Italian1.2%
Dutch0.5%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Magnolia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Columbia County
Standard Zip Codes71753
P.O. Box Zip Codes71754
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.27
Approximate Longitude-93.23

Magnolia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMAGNOLIA
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationCAMDEN 1
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip53 inches
StationPLAIN DEALING
Distance36.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buckner272$52,969
Emerson310$44,107
McNeil415$25,625
Stamps1,822$32,344
Stephens1,017$34,961
Waldo1,411$24,426

Magnolia Public Libraries

Columbia County Library
2057 NORTH JACKSON
Magnolia, Arkansas
(870) 234-1991

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Magnolia Hospitals

Magnolia Hospital
(Government - Local)
101 Hospital Drive
(870) 235-3000

Magnolia Public Schools

Central Elementary School
456 E North St
ZIP: 71753
Middle
Total Enrollment 633
East-west Elementary School
1310 Hollensworth St
ZIP: 71753
Primary
Total Enrollment 961
Magnolia High School
1400 High School Dr
ZIP: 71753
High
Total Enrollment 667
Magnolia Jr. High School
540 E North St
ZIP: 71753
Middle
Total Enrollment 669
Walker Pre-k Center
655 Hwy 79 S
ZIP: 71753
Primary
Total Enrollment 113

Magnolia Private Schools

Columbia Christian School
250 Warnock Springs Rd
ZIP: 71753
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 300
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