North Little Rock, Arkansas
North Little Rock across the Arkansas River
Location of North Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas
|Founded||1866 - Argenta established|
|Incorporated||1890 - incorporation of Argenta; merged with unincorporated North Little Rock in 1903|
|• Mayor||Joe Smith|
|• City||55.49 sq mi (143.71 km2)|
|• Land||52.34 sq mi (135.55 km2)|
|• Water||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|Elevation||266 ft (81 m)|
|• Rank||US: 524th|
|• Density||1,259.41/sq mi (486.26/km2)|
|• Urban||431,388 (US: 88th)|
|• Metro||729,135 (US: 75th)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
72114-119, 721124, 72190, 72199
|GNIS feature ID||0077862|
North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. In 2018 the estimated population was 66,127, –North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area (2014 population 729,135), which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents.making it the seventh-most populous city in the state. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock
The city's downtown is anchored in the Argenta Historic District, which draws its name from the original name of the city; the area includes Dickey-Stephens Park, the current home of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team, and Simmons Bank Arena, the metropolitan area's main entertainment venue. Farther west in the city is Burns Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States.
North Little Rock has a long history, dating back to the Burial Mound People.It was once known as Argenta, a name that currently applies specifically to downtown North Little Rock. In 1890, Little Rock annexed the unincorporated Argenta community as its Eighth Ward, preempting a competing petition to incorporate Argenta. A neighboring area was incorporated as the Town of North Little Rock in 1901 as part of a plan to reclaim the Eighth Ward from Little Rock. By 1904, the Arkansas Supreme Court allowed the town to annex the Eighth Ward; the modern City of North Little Rock considers this its founding date. The combined city adopted the Argenta name by 1906, but reverted to North Little Rock in October 1917. A remnant of the city's earliest years can be found in North Little Rock City Hall (constructed in 1914), which still contains plaques referring to "Argenta", and contains "C of A" (City of Argenta) ornamental designs.
North Little Rock is located at(34.780791, -92.256881).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.0 square miles (122 km2), of which 44.8 square miles (116 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (4.58%) is water.
North Little Rock is also the eastern terminus of Interstate 30 and southern terminus of the Arkansas-designated portion of Interstate 57. Interstate 40, US 65, US 67, and US 167 all run through the city.
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 humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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, but occasionally August can claim the title.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.
|Climate data for North Little Rock, 1981-2016 normals.|
|Average high °F (°C)||49.4|
|Average low °F (°C)||32.7|
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.53|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)||12.1||12.3||9.7||10.9||7.7||8.8||7.2||6.7||6.9||7.8||10.1||14.2||77.3|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||171.5||212.3||257.0||297.1||303.0||324.2||353.6||392.2||300.4||290.4||246.3||198.5||3,346.5|
|Percent possible sunshine||49||57||65||68||75||77||80||84||74||72||59||53||74|
|Source: NOAA (sun 1961-1990)|
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 62,304 people, 25,542 households, and 16,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,348.6 people per square mile (520.7/km²). There were 27,567 housing units at an average density of 615.2 per square mile (237.5/km²). The city was 54.0% White, 39.7% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 5.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 25,542 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.
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% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older[ citation needed ]. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males[ citation needed ].
The median income for a household in the city was $35,578, and the median income for a family was $43,595[ citation needed ]. Males had a median income of $31,420 versus $24,987 for females[ citation needed ]. The per capita income for the city was $19,662[ citation needed ]. 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[ citation needed ].
The City of North Little Rock elected officials are 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.
|North Little Rock|
|Crime rates* (2012)|
|Total violent crime||449|
|Motor vehicle theft||373|
|Total property crime||5,471|
*Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.
2012 population: 63,125
Source: 2012 FBI UCR Data
The North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD) has approval to operate unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)s. The department has been working with a small pilotless helicopter since 2008.
In addition to fire and EMS calls, the North Little Rock Fire Department (NLRFD) responds to calls for their Special Operations Response Team, Haz Mat Response Team and Water Rescue for the Arkansas River.
Most students attend public schools in the North Little Rock School District [ citation needed ] which includes:
The North Little Rock High School West Campus facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its art-deco architecture style.[ citation needed ]
In addition, the Pulaski County Special School District administers several other North Little Rock area schools, including:
Scipio Jones High School, the segregated public school for black children, was established in 1909 and disestablished in 1970.
In North Little Rock there are a number of private schools:
North Little Rock previously had a Catholic grade school for black people, St. Augustine School. It closed in 1976.
North Little Rock has two sister cities according to Sister Cities International [ citation needed ]:
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