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Rector, Arkansas

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Welcome to Rector ...

The city of Rector is located in Clay County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Rector has a population of 1,799 people<1> (see below for details).

Rector is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Rector: (870)

The ZIP code for Rector: 72461<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rector had a population of 1,977 people (or 12.29% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Rector the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Rector represents 0.07% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 135th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,977 people, the population of Rector decreased 1.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,017 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rector had an population of 1,799 people. This is a decrease of 9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.81% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Rector ...

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

Community   2017
Corning   [Map]   3,138   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marmaduke   [Map]   1,242   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   1,048   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Paragould   [Map]   28,488   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Piggott   [Map]   3,608   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Campbell (MO)   [Map]   1,874   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Rector ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Rector - they are located in California, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania.

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

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 Rector. 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 Rector. 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 Rector.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rector ...

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning 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) Rector. 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.

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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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Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rector. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2640, Longitude: -90.2931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rector 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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