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Welcome to Arkansas City ...

The city of Arkansas City is located in Desha County<1> and is the County Seat for Desha County.

The location of Arkansas City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Arkansas City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Arkansas Citian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arkansas City has a population of 318 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Arkansas City.

Arkansas City is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Arkansas City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Arkansas City is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Arkansas City: 71630<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arkansas City had an population of 318 people. This is a decrease of 13.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 46.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arkansas City had a population of 366 people. This makes Arkansas City the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Arkansas City represents 0.01% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 324th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 366 people, the population of Arkansas City decreased 37.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 589 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arkansas City.

Communities Also Named Arkansas City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Arkansas City - they are located in Kansas and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arkansas City.

Communities near Arkansas City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arkansas City.

  • Greenville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Arkansas City and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<8>
  • McGehee (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
    • McGehee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Arkansas City and is located in Desha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<8>
  • Dermott (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
    • Dermott lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Arkansas City and is located in Chicot County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,422 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<8>
  • Rosedale (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
    • Rosedale lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Arkansas City and is located in Bolivar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<8>
  • Metcalfe (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
    • Metcalfe lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Arkansas City and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
  • Benoit (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
    • Benoit lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Arkansas City and is located in Bolivar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<8>
  • Beulah (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
    • Beulah lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Arkansas City and is located in Bolivar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
  • Tillar (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
    • Tillar lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Arkansas City and is located in Drew County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
  • Winchester (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Arkansas City and is located in Drew County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Reed (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
    • Reed lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Arkansas City and is located in Desha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arkansas City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arkansas City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arkansas City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arkansas City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arkansas City. See our Newspapers Page for Arkansas City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arkansas City ...

Looking for more information about Arkansas City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Arkansas City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arkansas City.

Adding Arkansas City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Arkansas City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Arkansas City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Arkansas City on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arkansas (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Arkansas City on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Arkansas City

The Communities of Arkansas

About Desha County

About Arkansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arkansas City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Desha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Arkansas City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Arkansas City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arkansas City.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arkansas City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Arkansas City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arkansas City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkansas City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arkansas City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arkansas CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkansas City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6088, Longitude: -91.2050       In this case, the coordinates for Arkansas City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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