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Caraway, Arkansas

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The location of Caraway

Welcome to Caraway ...

The city of Caraway is located in Craighead County.

The location of Caraway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Caraway has a population of 1,256 people<2> (see below for details).

Caraway is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Caraway: (870)

The ZIP code for Caraway: 72419<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Caraway had a population of 1,279 people. This makes Caraway the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Caraway represents 0.04% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,279 people, the population of Caraway decreased 5.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,349 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Caraway had an population of 1,256 people. This is a decrease of 1.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.89% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Caraway ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Caraway and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Bay   [Map]   1,805   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brookland   [Map]   3,316   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lake City   [Map]   2,451   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Leachville   [Map]   1,792   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lepanto   [Map]   1,833   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Manila   [Map]   3,278   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Caraway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Caraway - they are located in Mississippi and North Carolina.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Caraway. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Caraway. 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 Caraway.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Caraway ...

Looking for more information about Caraway? 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 Caraway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Caraway.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Craighead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Craighead County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Caraway.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Caraway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caraway) 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 Caraway. 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 Caraway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caraway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7594, Longitude: -90.3226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caraway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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