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North Little Rock

North Little Rock, Arkansas

  •   State: 
    Pulaski County
    North Little Rock
      County FIPS: 
    34°46′51″N 92°15′25″W
      Area total: 
    56.20 sq mi
      Area land: 
    53.04 sq mi (137.38 km²)
      Area water: 
    3.15 sq mi (8.16 km²)
    266 ft (81 m)
    1866; Incorporated July 17, 1901 ( 1901-07-17 )
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,217.69 residents per square mile of area (470.15/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, across the Arkansas from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The city's downtown is anchored in the Argenta Historic District, the location of Dickey-Stephens Park, home of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team. Farther west is Burns Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. North Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot, and sunny summers and mild, wet winters with little snow. January on average is the coldest month, while July is typically the warmest, though occasionally August can claim the distinction. The overall yearly average temperature is 62.5 degrees. Precipitation averages 45.79 inches a year, with winter and spring tending to be wetter than summer and autumn. In 2019 the estimated population was 65,903, making it the seventh-most populous city in the state, with a population of 64,591 at the 2020 census. NorthLittle Rock anchors the six-county Little RockNorthLittle RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area (2014 population 729,135), which is further included in the Little Rock-North LittleRock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents. In 1890, the city of Little Rock annexed Argenta as part of its eighth ward, preempting a competing petition to incorporate. As part of a plan to reclaim its independence, Argenta was incorporated on July 17, 1901, as the town of "North Little rock".


North Little Rock is the primary city name, but also N Little Rock are acceptable city names or spellings, N L R, Nlr, No Little Rock, Veterans Admin Fac, Veterans Administration Faci on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is North Little Rock, Arkansas. Argenta, Arkansas, was founded on April 18, 1871. In 1890, the city of Little Rock annexed Argenta as part of its eighth ward. Argenta was incorporated on July 17, 1901, as the town of "North Little Rock" It readopted the name Argenta in 1906, only to revert to North Little Rock in October 1917. Evidence of the old town can still be found in the North LittleRock City Hall (built in 1914) which contains plaques referring to Argenta, and incorporates "C of A" (i.e. City of Argenta) ornamental features. The town is now part of the city's second ward, which was once the eighth ward, and was annexed by the city in 1890. It is located on the banks of the Little Rock River, near the Arkansas-Mississippi state line. It was once known as the "Argentine River" and was the site of the 1871 Argentapox epidemic. The city is now the second ward of the City of LittleRock, after which it was annexed in 1894. It has a population of around 2,000. The current ward is the eighth largest in the state, and is home to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which has a campus of more than 1,000 students. It also has a high school, which is located in the ward. The ward's name was changed from Argenta to Little Rock by the state's supreme court in 1904, and it was incorporated in 1906.


North Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot, and sunny summers and mild, wet winters with little snow. January on average is the coldest month, while July is typically the warmest. The overall yearly average temperature is 62.5 degrees. Precipitation averages 45.79 inches a year, with winter and spring tending to be wetter than summer and autumn. Severe thunderstorms can occur, especially during the Spring, on April 25, 2011, a possible tornado struck the air force base in the city. The city has a total area of 47.0 square miles (122 km²), of which 44.8 sq miles (116 km²) is land and 2.2sq miles (5.7km²) (4.58%) is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, North Little rock has a humidity subtropicals climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. North Little Rock is home to the U.S. Air Force Base, which is located in the Little Rock area of the Arkansas River. The base is located on the Arkansas Turnpike, which runs from Little Rock to Arkansas City. The Arkansas River flows through the city and into Little Rock Creek. The Little Rock River runs through the LittleRock River, which flows into Arkansas Lake, which also runs through Little Rock.


As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 62,304 people, 25,542 households, and 16,117 families residing in the city. The city was 54.02% White, 39.73% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American,0.94% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. There were 27,567 housing units at an average density of 615.2 per square mile (237.5/km²) The city's median income was $35,578, and the median income for a family was $43,595. In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5%, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The per capita income for the city was $19,662. About 12.4%. of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5%. of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was2.97. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there are 87.7 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 82.9 males.

Arts and culture

Arts and culture include the Arkansas National Guard Museum, the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, and the USS Razorback (SS-394), which was at the surrender in Tokyo Bay. Points of interest include the Navy tug Hoga (YT-146), a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum. Arkansas is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which was founded in 1894. The state is also home to several museums, including the National Museum of American History and the State Museum of Arkansas, which dates back to 17th century. The city is also the site of the World War II-era Fort Sill Air Force Base, which is located in the center of the town. The town is also known as the birthplace of President George H.W. Bush, who was born in 1901. It is located on the banks of the Arkansas River, which flows into the Little Piney River. The Arkansas River is a tributary of the Little Rock River. It runs through the town's downtown area, and is known for its historic architecture and architecture. It was also the scene of the Battle of the Ozarks, which took place in the early 1900s. In the early 20th century, the town was known as "Argenta" and was the home of the Spanish-American War. It also is known as one of the oldest towns in the state, and was founded by Spanish settlers.


Dickey-Stephens Park is the location of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team. The park is located in the town of Dickey, Arkansas. It is located on the banks of the Little Piney River. It was built in the early 1900s as a baseball field. It has been home to the Travelers since the 1950s, when they moved to Dickey-stephens Park. The baseball team is currently playing in the Arkansas State Series, which runs through the end of the season. The Travelers play their home games at the park's baseball field, which is named after Dickey Stephens, the former owner of the park. The team's mascot is the Traveler, who was born in Dickey Stephens, Arkansas, and played in the game in the 1930s and '40s, and the team's colors are blue and white. It also has a baseball diamond, which was named in honor of Stephen Stephens, who played for the team in the 1940s and 1950s. The Arkansas State Museum is also located at DickeyStephens park, and is known as the Arkansas Museum of Baseball and Science, which opened in 1961. The museum's name is the Arkansas Sports Museum, and it was named after the former Arkansas State Senator, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the first Arkansas State senator. It's also known for its baseball-related activities, such as the Dickeystephens Baseball Hall of Fame.

Parks and recreation

Big Rock Quarry Park is one of the largest city-owned parks in the United States. Burns Park contains a baseball and softball complex, soccer complex, campground, two golf courses, hiking trails, amusement park, and tennis complex. North Little Rock Riverfront Park (formally known as North Shore Riverwalk Park) includes a skate park with street elements and a bowl in the middle of the park. The Old Mill in the movie Gone With The Wind is located at the park, which is also known as R.C. Pugh Memorial Park. The park is home to the Arkansas River Trail, which runs through the center of the city. It is also home to several other parks, including Campbell Lake Park, Conley Park, andEmerald Park. In addition to the city's parks, the city has a number of parks that are privately-owned. The city also has a park that is open to the public, called Little Rock Park, which was established in the early 1900s. It was the first park in the city to be named after a city official, and is located in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas. It has been named after the town's first mayor, William "Bill" Little Rock. The town also has several parks that were named after prominent citizens, such as the Little Rock Police Department, the Arkansas State Police, and the Arkansas County Sheriff's Office. The Little Rock City Council has also named several parks after notable citizens, including the mayor and the former mayor of the town.


North Little Rock is home to the headquarters of the Arkansas Municipal League (AML), the state's only municipal representation organization. AML prides itself on providing leadership to each city or town before the state and federal governments. It is also a place for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns. North Little Rock has a mayor, city council of city council members (eight total, with two from each of the four wards), city clerk/treasurer, city attorney, and two judges. This is supplemented by a number of boards and commissions composed of city officials and residents. The city is located on the Arkansas River, which runs through the center of the city. It has a population of 1.2 million. The City of North LittleRock was founded in 1858 and is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It was founded by the city's first mayor, who was elected in 1859. The current mayor is the son of a former mayor who was killed in a car accident in 1969. The mayor is a Democrat, and the current city council is made up of a Republican and a Democrat. The town's mayor was elected to a second term in 1992. The last mayor was a Democrat who served from 1994 to 1998. The Mayor is a Republican, who served in the 1990s and 2000s, and is now the mayor of the town's third ward. The council has a total of eight members, including the mayor and two members from each ward.


Most students attend public schools in the North Little Rock School District. The Pulaski County Special School District administers several other schools. There are a number of private schools, including Calvary Academy (PreK3-12) and Immaculate Conception (K-8) Public libraries have two branches: the Argenta Branch Library and the William F. Laman branch, which was named after a former mayor. There is a U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs Police Law Enforcement Training Center in the city. The city's high school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its art-deco architecture style. It was established in 1909 and disestablished in 1970. The segregated public school for black children, Scipio Jones High School, was set up in 1909. It closed in 1976 and was replaced by St. Augustine School, a Catholic grade school for African-American children, which closed in 1979. The town has a high school, a middle school, three elementary schools and one elementary magnet school. It also has a university and a technical college, as well as a real estate school and a driving academy. It has a public library system with two branches, Argenta and Laman. It is also home to an early childhood center, Pike View Early Childhood Center, which is named for the city's first mayor, who was killed in a car crash in the 1950s. The school district has nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and three elementary magnet schools.


North Little Rock is home to the headquarters of Rock Region Metro, Arkansas's largest transit agency. Interstate 40, US 65, US 67, and US 167 all run through the city. In the city's northern part is the North Little Rock Municipal Airport. It is a reliever airport for Clinton National Airport. The city's fire department responds to calls for their Special Operations Response Team, Haz Mat Response team, and Water Rescue for the Arkansas River. The police department operates unmanned aerial vehicles and has been working with a small pilotless helicopter since 2008. The National Weather Service is a major weather service authority in the region and frequently works with major media platforms to inform Arkansans of weather patterns in the state. It has several hangars and is frequented by people who fly biplanes. There are also several hospitals in the city, including Baptist Health Medical Center - North LittleRock and Arkansas Surgical Hospital - Little Rock. There is also a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is a part of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, which also has a medical center in the Little Rock suburb of Rock Springs. The town has one of the highest murder rates in the country, with more than 20 per cent in the last five years. It also has the second highest murder rate in the U.S., with over 15 per cent. It was the site of the deadliest school shooting in the United States since September 11, 2001. It had the highest homicide rate in 2008, with 13 per cent, and the second-highest rate in 2009.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas = 14.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 91. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 17. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in North Little Rock = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 64,591 individuals with a median age of 38 age the population dropped by -1.81% in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,217.69 residents per square mile of area (470.15/km²). There are average 2.32 people per household in the 25,422 households with an average household income of $41,915 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.60% of the available work force and has dropped -1.69% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.02%. The number of physicians in North Little Rock per 100,000 population = 467.1.


The annual rainfall in North Little Rock = 51.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 96. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 218. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 32.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas which are owned by the occupant = 52.90%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 40 years with median home cost = $97,710 and home appreciation of 4.84%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.26 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,767 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 469 students for each Librarian and 394 students for each Counselor. 4.11% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.00% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.84% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • North Little Rock's population in Pulaski County, Arkansas of 2,566 residents in 1900 has increased 25,17-fold to 64,591 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.96% female residents and 47.04% male residents live in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

    As of 2020 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas are married and the remaining 47.85% are single population.

  • 21.7 minutes is the average time that residents in North Little Rock require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.67% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.92% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.38% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.20% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 52.90% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.82% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.28% are vacant.

  • The 58.51% of the population in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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