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Blytheville, Arkansas

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Welcome to Blytheville ...

The city of Blytheville is located in Mississippi County and is the County Seat for Mississippi County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Blytheville has a population of 14,051 people<1> (see below for details).

Blytheville is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Blytheville: (870)

The ZIP codes for Blytheville: 72315-72316<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blytheville had a population of 15,620 people (or 33.61% of the total population of Mississippi County). This makes Blytheville the county's most populous community.

The population of Blytheville represents 0.54% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,620 people, the population of Blytheville decreased 14.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,272 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Blytheville had an population of 14,051 people. This is a decrease of 10.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.1% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Blytheville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Blytheville and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Leachville   [Map]   1,792   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Luxora   [Map]   1,060   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Manila   [Map]   3,278   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Osceola   [Map]   6,926   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cooter (MO)   [Map]   430   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Holland (MO)   [Map]   210   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Blytheville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blytheville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blytheville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blytheville. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Blytheville:

Websites for Blytheville ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blytheville ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Blytheville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Blytheville.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Blytheville. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blytheville.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blytheville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Blytheville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blytheville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Blytheville includes: 72315 & 72316.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Blytheville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blytheville) 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 Blytheville. 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 Blytheville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blytheville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9325, Longitude: -89.9053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blytheville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blytheville.


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