Overview

Introduction to Malvern, Arkansas

Malvern, Arkansas, in Hot Spring county, is 39 miles SW of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 166 miles W of Memphis, Tenness.

Malvern History

The area was named after Malvern Hill, which is in Virginia. The Cairo and Fulton Railroad officials founded the city in 1870. On October 15, 1878, it was made the county seat of Hot Spring County. In 1874, Joseph Reynolds built the Hot Springs Railroad which substantially increased the volume of passengers to Hot Springs. However, this decreased considerably after Little Rock was connected to Hot Springs by railroad.

Malvern and nearby Attractions

  • Gann Museum of Saline County
  • Hot Spring County Museum
  • Mid - America Science Museum
  • Hot Springs National Park

Things To Do In Malvern

You can visit the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Art and Science Center for South East Arkansas, and Bathhouse Row while in the city. It is also worth visiting the Mid Arkansas Regional Library and the Malvern Shopping Center. There are many churches in the city such as the Malvern Seventh Day Adventist Church, Baptist Temple of Malvern, and Malvern Church of the Nazarene.

Malvern Transportation

The Memorial Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Malvern Higher Education

Ouachita Technical College, Henderson State University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,853
Male Share of the Population57.4%
Female Share of the Population42.6%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+3,661
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.8%
Median Earnings25+$21,769
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,853

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,390
% Above Poverty Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$667
Median House Value$86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.9%
Irish10.1%
German6.7%
English5.5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Italian1.2%
Scottish0.4%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Polish0.2%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Malvern Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyHot Spring County
Standard Zip Codes72104
P.O. Box Zip Codes72105
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.37
Approximate Longitude-92.81

Malvern Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMALVERN
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches
StationHOT SPRINGS 1 NNE
Distance17.2 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
StationBLAKELY MOUNTAIN DAM
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 50 F
Apr Temp44 to 73 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Donaldson336$37,000
Haskell4,552$77,661
Lonsdale141$65,000
Poyen261$49,722
Rockport880$50,625
Traskwood403$65,750

Malvern Public Libraries

Mid Arkansas Regional Library System
202 EAST THIRD STREET
Malvern, Arkansas
(501) 332-5441

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Malvern Hospitals

Baptist Health Medical Center - Hot Spring County
(Proprietary)
1001 Schneider Drive
(501) 332-1000

Malvern Public Schools

Glen Rose Elementary School
14334 Hwy 67
ZIP: 72104
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Glen Rose High School
14334 Hwy 67
ZIP: 72104
High
Total Enrollment 321
Glen Rose Middle School
14334 Hwy 67
ZIP: 72104
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Magnet Cove Elementary School
22083 Hwy 51
ZIP: 72104
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Magnet Cove High School
472 Magnet School Rd
ZIP: 72104
High
Total Enrollment 329
Malvern Elementary School
1807 W Moline St
ZIP: 72104
Primary
Total Enrollment 895
Malvern High School
525 E Highland Ave
ZIP: 72104
High
Total Enrollment 576
Malvern Junior High School
1910 Sulton St
ZIP: 72104
Middle
Total Enrollment 287
Ouachita Vocational Center
One College Cir
ZIP: 72104
High
Wilson Intermediate School
614 W Moline St
ZIP: 72104
Middle
Total Enrollment 307

Malvern Private Schools

Ambassador Baptist Academy
1585 Tanner St
ZIP: 72104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
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