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Overview

Introduction to Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould, Arkansas, in Greene county, is 18 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and 67 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee.

Paragould History

Paragould was incorporated on March 21, 1883. The name Paragould is a combination of the names of two railroad presidents, J.W. Paramore and Jay Gould. The railroad played an important role in the town's development. It was after World War II when industry began to grow in the city. One of the first companies to open in the city was the Ed White Shoe Factory in the year 1947. Electric Emerson Company of St. Louis was one of the first big plants to open in Paragould in 1955.

Paragould and nearby Attractions

  • Hemingway - Pfeiffer Museum
  • Green County Museum
  • Buffalo Island Museum
  • Connie's Art Gallery

Things To Do In Paragould

The museums such as the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, Buffalo Island Museum, and Green County Museum provide insight into the area's history. The city also has many parks including Crowley's Ridge State Park, Lake Frierson State Park, Lake Charles State Park, and Wayne Short Memorial Park. The city also has many churches including West View Baptist Church, Walnut Street Church of Christ, and the Church of God, amongst many others. Every year the city celebrates the Loose Caboose Festival.

Paragould Transportation

One can avail flights from the Millington Municipal Airport.

Paragould Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Crowleys Ridge College. Other higher education institutes near Paragould are Arkansas State University-Main Campus, University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,521
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+11,436
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,963
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,483

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,125
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$691
Median House Value$114,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.5%
Irish15%
German10.2%
English7.1%
Dutch3%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Russian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Paragould Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greene County
Standard Zip Codes72450
P.O. Box Zip Codes72451
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.05
Approximate Longitude-90.51

Paragould Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPARAGOULD 1 S
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp50 to 69 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches
StationJONESBORO 4 N
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationKENNETT RADIO KBOA
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Black Oak253$58,125
Brookland2,717$44,130
Lafe440$47,045
Leachville1,862$43,056
Marmaduke1,293$36,635
Monette1,752$56,157

Paragould Public Libraries

Northeast Arkansas Regional Library
120 NORTH 12TH STREET
Paragould, Arkansas
(870) 236-8711

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Paragould Hospitals

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center
(Non-profit)
900 West Kingshighway
(870) 239-7000

Paragould Public Schools

Baldwin Elementary School
612 W Mueller St
ZIP: 72450
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Green Co. Tech Jr. High School
5207 W Kingshighway
ZIP: 72450
Other
Total Enrollment 530
Greene Co. Tech High School
5201 W Kingshighway
ZIP: 72450
Other
Total Enrollment 750
Greene Co. Tech Interm. School
5205 W Kingshighway
ZIP: 72450
Middle
Total Enrollment 560
Greene Co. Tech Primary School
1300 S Rockingchair
ZIP: 72450
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Greene Cty Tech Elem. School
5203 W Kingshighway
ZIP: 72450
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Greene Cty Tech Intermediate
5205 W Kingshighway
ZIP: 72450
Middle
Total Enrollment 573
Oak Grove Elementary School
5027 Hwy 135 North
ZIP: 72450
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Oak Grove Middle School
5097 Hwy 135 N
ZIP: 72450
Middle
Total Enrollment 497
Paragould High School
1701 W Court St
ZIP: 72450
High
Total Enrollment 825
Paragould Junior High
1713 W Court St
ZIP: 72450
Middle
Total Enrollment 469
Paragould Primary School
1510 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 72450
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Woodrow Wilson Elem. School
900 W Emerson St
ZIP: 72450
Primary
Total Enrollment 235

Paragould Private Schools

Crowley's Ridge Academy
606 Academy Dr
ZIP: 72450
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 259
St Mary's Catholic School & Preschool
310 N 2nd St
ZIP: 72450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
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