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Little Rock, Arkansas

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Welcome to Little Rock ...

The city of Little Rock is located in Pulaski County. It is the County Seat and the capital of Arkansas.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Little Rock has a population of 198,606 people<1> (see below for details).

Little Rock was established in 1821.

The community of Little Rock is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Little Rock is located in the (501) area code.

The ZIP codes for Little Rock: 72201-72207, 72209-72212, 72214-72217, 72219, 72221-72223, 72225, 72227, 72231, 72295<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Little Rock had a population of 193,524 people (which is 50.56% of the total population of Pulaski County). This makes Little Rock the county's most populous community.

The population of Little Rock represents 6.64% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 193,524 people, the population of Little Rock increased 5.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 183,133 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Little Rock had an population of 198,606 people. This is an increase of 2.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.45% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Little Rock.

Communities near Little Rock ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Little Rock and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Alexander   [Map]   3,057   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bauxite   [Map]   546   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bryant   [Map]   20,194   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   28,513   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Keo   [Map]   256   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Maumelle   [Map]   18,214   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Little Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Little Rock - they are located in Alabama, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Minnesota (3), Mississippi, Missouri and South Carolina.

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

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 Little Rock. 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 Little Rock. 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 Little Rock. Our list includes 228 papers.

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

Websites for Little Rock ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Little Rock ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Little Rock:

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Little Rock - 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 Little Rock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Little Rock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Little Rock includes: 72201, 72202, 72203, 72204, 72205, 72206, 72209, 72210, 72211, 72214, 72215, 72216, 72219, 72221, 72222, 72225, 72227, 72231 & 72295.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Little Rock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Little Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7392, Longitude: -92.2617     [Map].

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