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Overview

Introduction to Russellville, Arkansas

Russellville, Arkansas, in Pope County, is 60 miles NW of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 171 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Russellville History

Russellville is named after Dr. T. J. Russell, a resident of the area. It was incorporated on June 7, 1870. Russellville is the county seat of Pope County. The Osage and Cherokee Indians occupied the valley where Russellville is presently located. Russellville's first white settler was C. Holledger who built a house in 1834. Dr. T. J. Russell purchased Holledger's log home in 1835. By 1836, many settlers came to the area. In 1847, Jacob Shinn built the first store in Russellville.

Russellville and nearby Attractions

  • Arkansas Tech University Museum of Prehistory and History
  • Lake Dardanelle State Park
  • Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary
  • Petit Jean State Park
  • Mount Nebo State Park

Things To Do In Russellville

The First Assembly of God Church, Kelly heights Baptist Church, Bernice Church, and Central Presbyterian Church are some of the churches worth visiting. Those interested in books can visit the Pope County Library. One can also visit the Arkansas River Visitor Center. There are amusement and theme parks in the city including Sportsworld. Those interested in shopping will enjoy the Russellville Metro Mall Shopping Center, Southgate Regional Shopping Center, and Williamsburg Court Shopping Center.

Russellville Transportation

The local airport is Memorial Field Airport.

Russellville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Arkansas Tech University, River Valley Real Estate Licensing School, and Arkansas Beauty School. One can also avail higher education facilities from the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Westark College.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,136
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+12,509
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married39.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$24,654
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,308

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,206
% Above Poverty Level74.7%
% Below Poverty Level25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$672
Median House Value$130,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.6%
German10.3%
Irish9.2%
English8.3%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.5%
Italian2%
Dutch2%
Polish1%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
African0.1%
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Russellville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pope County
Standard Zip Codes72801, 72802
P.O. Box Zip Codes72811, 72812
Phone Area Codes479
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.27
Approximate Longitude-93.14

Russellville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDARDANELLE
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationHECTOR 2 SSW
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 75 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationMORRILTON
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atkins3,038$49,688
Dardanelle4,653$36,609
Dover1,553$47,125
Knoxville851$46,250
London935$55,368
Pottsville3,017$51,719

Russellville Public Libraries

Pope County Library System
116 EAST 3RD STREET
Russellville, Arkansas
(479) 968-4368

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Russellville Hospitals

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1808 West Main Street
(479) 968-2841

Russellville Public Schools

Center Valley Elem. School
5401 Sr 124
ZIP: 72801
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Crawford Elementary School
1116 N Parker Rd
ZIP: 72801
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Dwight Elementary School
1300 W Second Place
ZIP: 72801
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Oakland Heights Elem. School
1501 S Detroit
ZIP: 72801
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Russellville Middle School
1203 W 4th Place
ZIP: 72801
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Russellville Upper Elem. Sch.
1201 W 4th Place
ZIP: 72801
Middle
Total Enrollment 397
Sequoyah Elementary School
1601 W 12th St
ZIP: 72801
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Russellville High School
2203 S Knoxville
ZIP: 72802
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Russellville Jr. High School
2000 W Parkway Dr
ZIP: 72802
Other
Total Enrollment 800
Area Career And Technical Center
2201 S Knoxville Ave
ZIP: 72811
High

Russellville Private Schools

Community Christian School
201 E G St
ZIP: 72801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
St John Catholic School
1912 W Main St
ZIP: 72801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
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