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Overview

Introduction to Wynne, Arkansas

Wynne, Arkansas is 42 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. Wynne is located in Cross county.

Wynne History

Wynne was named in honor of Captain Jesse Watkins Wynne. The Wynne settlement was initially located in 1882 with the derailment of a train; one boxcar was off the tracks and left without wheels. The boxcar was positioned upright and in honor of Captain Wynne, the Wynne Station was designated. In the year 1903, Wynne city was recognized as the county seat of Cross County. The city was unofficially named 'The City with a Smile' by KWYN disc jockey Bud Raley in the year 1956.

Wynne and nearby Attractions

  • Cross County Courthouse
  • Wynne City Hall
  • Parkin Archeological State Park
  • Village Creek State Park
  • Central Delta Depot Museum

Things To Do In Wynne

One can enjoy the Cross County Library. Tourists can also visit the Cross County Courthouse and Wynne City Hall, which are notable locations here. Farmfest and Pickin' in the Park are festivals hosted by the city of Wynne, and tourists can also be a part of these festivals. One can also visit Village Creek State Park while staying in Wynne. The Parkin Archaeological State Park is also a notable place to visit.

Wynne Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Memphis International airport.

Wynne Higher Education

There are many institutes offering higher education that can be attended from the city of Memphis. These include Arkansas State University-main campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College-union campus, University of Memphis, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,195
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+3,260
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,067
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,833

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,307
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$86,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.1%
Irish5.9%
German4.8%
English4.6%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.9%
Italian0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Dutch0.7%
African0.2%
US/American0.1%
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Wynne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cross County
Standard Zip Codes72396
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.23
Approximate Longitude-90.78

Wynne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWYNNE
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 45 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBEEDEVILLE 4 NE
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 45 F
Apr Temp50 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationNEWPORT
Distance37.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caldwell531$38,000
Cherry Valley929$38,295
Colt455$56,875
Forrest City14,871$38,556
Madison866$33,611
Parkin962$27,857

Wynne Public Libraries

East Central Arkansas Regional Library System
410 MERRIMAN AVE E
Wynne, Arkansas
(870) 238-3850

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Wynne Hospitals

Crossridge Community Hospital
310 South Falls Boulevard
(870) 238-3300

Wynne Public Schools

Wynne High School
800 E Jackson St
ZIP: 72396
High
Total Enrollment 809
Wynne Intermediate School
100 E Bridges
ZIP: 72396
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Wynne Junior High School
849 E Eldridge Ave
ZIP: 72396
Middle
Total Enrollment 659
Wynne Primary School
1500 N Lemons
ZIP: 72396
Primary
Total Enrollment 688

Wynne Private Schools

Caldwell Christian Academy
1699 Falls Blvd S
ZIP: 72326
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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