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Welcome to Paragould ...

The city of Paragould is located in Greene County<1> and is the County Seat for Greene County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paragould has a population of 28,986 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Paragould is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Paragould is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for Paragould: 72450-72451<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paragould had an population of 28,986 people. This is an increase of 11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paragould had a population of 26,113 people (which is 62.04% of the total population of Greene County). This makes Paragould the county's most populous community.

The population of Paragould represents 0.9% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,113 people, the population of Paragould increased 18.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,017 people).

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

Adding Paragould 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 Paragould 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 Paragould elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Paragould ...

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

  • Jonesboro [Craighead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
    • Jonesboro [Craighead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Paragould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 78,394 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro<7>
  • Brookland [Craighead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookland
    • Brookland [Craighead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Paragould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,674 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookland<7>
  • Lake City [Craighead County]
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    • Lake City [Craighead County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Paragould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,650 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<7>
  • Bono [Craighead County]
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    • Bono [Craighead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Paragould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bono have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bono
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bono<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Leachville [Mississippi County]
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      • Leachville [Mississippi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Paragould
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leachville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leachville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leachville<7>
    • Rector [Clay County]
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      • Rector [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Paragould
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rector
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rector<7>
    • Monette [Craighead County]
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      • Monette [Craighead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Paragould
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monette<7>
    • Marmaduke [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmaduke
      • Marmaduke [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Paragould
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmaduke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmaduke<7>
    • Cardwell [Dunklin County]
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      • Cardwell [Dunklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Paragould
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cardwell<7>
    • Arbyrd [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbyrd
      • Arbyrd [Dunklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Paragould
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbyrd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbyrd

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paragould. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Paragould.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paragould ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Greene County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paragould. 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 Greene, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paragould.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paragould - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Paragould). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paragould or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Paragould includes: 72450 & 72451.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Paragould) 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 Paragould. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Paragould

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paragould. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0562, Longitude: -90.5148       In this case, the coordinates for Paragould have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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