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Overview

Introduction to Marianna, Arkansas

Marianna, Arkansas, in Lee county, is 47 miles SW of Memphis, Tennesse.

Maianna History

Mary Ann Martin Harland sold her property for the site of the town. In fact, the community was named after her. The first inhabitants of the area were the Indians. Spanish explorer Hernando De Sotto was perhaps the first tourist to come to the area in 1541. A century later, the French explorers Marquett and Jolliet visited the area. It is the county seat of Lee County, which was founded on April 17, 1873, and was named after Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General.

Marianna and nearby Attractions

  • Marianna - Lee County Museum
  • St.Francis National Forest
  • Central Delta Depot Museum
  • Parkin Archeological State Park

Things To Do In Marianna

You can visit Louisiana Purchase State Park and Village Creek State Park while in the city. It is also worth visiting the many churches in the area including Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, First United Pentecoastal Church, and Saint Andrews Catholic Church, amongst others. Those interested in shopping can visit the Plaza Shopping Center.

Marianna Transportation

The Memphis International Airport is nearby.

Marianna Higher Education

Northwest Mississippi Community College, University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and several other colleges and universities offer facility for higher education.

People

Total Population 3,927
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,087
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 32.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,740
% Above Poverty Level 64.4%
% Below Poverty Level 35.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41%
Median Gross Rent $490
Median House Value $62,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 7.8%

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

Marianna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 47 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 72360
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.773
Longitude -90.757

Marianna 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 MARIANNA 2 S
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 47 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 52.6 inches
Station HELENA
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station TUNICA 2
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aubrey 175 $29,583
Haynes 188 $40,000
Lexa 389 $42,188
Madison 1,004 $34,896
Moro 266 $48,125
Palestine 688 $36,146

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

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LEE HIGH SCHOOL
188 W.CHESTNUT ST.
870-295-7130
Serves 492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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