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Atkins, Arkansas

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Welcome to Atkins ...

The city of Atkins is located in Pope County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atkins has a population of 3,037 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Atkins is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Atkins: (479)

The ZIP code for Atkins: 72823<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atkins had an population of 3,037 people. This is an increase of 0.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atkins had a population of 3,016 people. This makes Atkins the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Atkins represents 0.1% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,016 people, the population of Atkins increased 4.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,878 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atkins.

Adding Atkins to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Atkins elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a William Bradley Map (1889).

We also found Atkins mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Atkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Atkins - they are located in Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Atkins ...

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

  • Russellville [Pope County]
  • Morrilton [Conway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrilton
    • Morrilton [Conway County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Atkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,645 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrilton<6>
  • Dardanelle [Yell County]
  • Pottsville [Pope County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
    • Pottsville [Pope County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Atkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,327 people
    • Former names for Pottsville:
    • Pott's Inn
    • Pott's Station
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    • Perryville [Perry County]
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      • Perryville [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Atkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perryville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<6>
    • Dover [Pope County]
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      • Dover [Pope County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Atkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<6>
    • London [Pope County]
    • Plumerville [Conway County]
    • Oppelo [Conway County]
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      • Oppelo [Conway County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Atkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oppelo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oppelo
    • Hector [Pope County]
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      • Hector [Pope County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Atkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hector<6>

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 Atkins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atkins.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atkins. 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 Atkins.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atkins ...

Looking for more information about Atkins? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atkins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atkins.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Pope, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atkins.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Atkins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atkins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atkins) 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 Atkins. 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 Atkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2465, Longitude: -92.9375    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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