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Overview

Introduction to Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in Jefferson county, is 128 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Pine Bluff History

Pine Bluff was incorporated in January 1839. In 1819, Joseph Bonne, who was half Quapaw Indian and half French, settled here. The Quapaws began to give up their land titles after the treaty of 1824. Many settlers arrived in the 1820s. Pine Bluff was made the county seat of Jefferson county during the 1832 county election. The city grew due to the increase of transportation facilities. Pine Bluff was affected by the Civil War and recovered slowly after the war. A flood in 1927 and drought in 1930 shockingly affected the area's economy. World War II had a deep impact on Pine Bluff. In 2004, the Walmart Super center opened which brought much growth to the area.

Pine Bluff and nearby Attractions

  • Jefferson County Historical Museum
  • Arkansas Railroad Museum
  • Art and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
  • Band Museum

Things To Do In Pine Bluff

There are many museums in Pine Bluff which provide insight into the area's history. Art lovers can visit the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery and the Old Town Theater Center. Harbor Oaks Golf Club offers a range of facilities for golf players. While in the city, one can visit the many amusement parks. Shopping centers such as the Magic Mart Shopping Center, Oak Park Village Shopping Center, and Pines Mall provide opportunities for shopping. One can also visit the many churches in the city. Their are several local festivals including the BBQ Cook-Off and Music Festival, Mudbug Madness Crawfish Festival, and Smoke on the Water Festival.

Pine Bluff Transportation

One can avail air transportation from Adams Field Airport.

Pine Bluff Higher Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch, University of Central Arkansas, and Harding University provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,404
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+15,792
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married33.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,262
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,277

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,385
% Above Poverty Level67.5%
% Below Poverty Level32.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$670
Median House Value$75,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.7%
English7.7%
German2.1%
Irish2.1%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Italian0.4%
Polish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Pine Bluff Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes71601, 71603, 71602
P.O. Box Zip Codes71611, 71613, 71612
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.21
Approximate Longitude-92.01

Pine Bluff Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPINE BLUFF
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 50 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationKEO
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 49 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp53 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches
StationLEOLA
Distance33.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altheimer1,028$37,386
Grady389$33,750
Redfield1,682$53,309
Sherrill44$28,750
Wabbaseka281$32,031
White Hall5,243$71,048

Pine Bluff Public Libraries

Pine Bluff Jefferson County Library System
200 E. 8TH AVENUE
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
(870) 534-4802

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Pine Bluff Hospitals

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1600 West 40th Avenue
(870) 541-7100
Arkansas Dept. Of Correction-diagnostic Unit
(Government - State)
7500 Corrections Circle
(870) 267-6450

Pine Bluff Public Schools

Broadmoor Elementary School
1106 Wisconsin St
ZIP: 71601
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Jefferson Area Vocational Center
221 S Beech St
ZIP: 71601
High
Pb Lighthouse Upper Academy
708 W Second Ave
ZIP: 71601
Middle
Total Enrollment 70
Pine Bluff High School
711 W 11th St
ZIP: 71601
High
Total Enrollment 926
Pine Bluff Lighthouse Academy
708 W Second St
ZIP: 71601
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Quest Middle School Of Pine Bluff
308 South Blake St
ZIP: 71601
Middle
Total Enrollment 57
Southeast Middle School
2001 Ohio St
ZIP: 71601
Middle
Total Enrollment 387
Thirty-fourth Ave. Elem. Sch.
801 E 34th Ave
ZIP: 71601
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Dollarway High School
4900 Dollarway Rd
ZIP: 71602
High
Total Enrollment 423
Matthews Elementary School
4501 Dollarway Rd
ZIP: 71602
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Robert F Morehead Middle Schoo
2602 Fluker St
ZIP: 71602
Middle
Total Enrollment 275
Townsend Park Elementary Schoo
2601 Fluker St
ZIP: 71602
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Belair Middle School
1301 Commerce Rd
ZIP: 71603
Middle
Total Enrollment 308
Coleman Elementary School
4600 W 13th St
ZIP: 71603
Middle
Total Enrollment 553
Edgewood Elementary School
4100 W 32nd St
ZIP: 71603
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Forrest Park Prep Preschool
1903 W 34th St
ZIP: 71603
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Jack Robey Jr. High School
4101 Olive St
ZIP: 71603
Other
Total Enrollment 650
L. L. Owen Elementary School
3605 Oakwood Rd
ZIP: 71603
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Oak Park Elementary School
2900 Orange St
ZIP: 71603
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Southwood Elementary School
4200 Fir St
ZIP: 71603
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
W. T. Cheney Elementary School
2206 Ridgway Rd
ZIP: 71603
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Watson Chapel High School
4000 Camden Rd
ZIP: 71603
High
Total Enrollment 660
Watson Chapel Jr. High School
3900 Camden Rd
ZIP: 71603
Middle
Total Enrollment 714

Pine Bluff Private Schools

St Peters Catholic School
1515 State St
ZIP: 71601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Maranatha Baptist Academy
5820 Holsey Ave
ZIP: 71602
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Ridgway Christian School
3201 Ridgway Rd
ZIP: 71603
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 323
St Joseph Catholic High School
1501 W 73rd Ave
ZIP: 71603
Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
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