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Smithville, Arkansas
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Located in: Lawrence County (see below)

Time Zone: Smithville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (870)

ZIP Code: 72466<1>

Elevation: 320 feet [97.54 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Smithville)


2016:<3>     72   (7.69% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     78   (6.85% increase since 2000)
2000:     73

Total Area:<4>   0.6 sq. miles [1.6 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   46

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Smithville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0804, Longitude: -91.3026     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   36° 4' 49"
Lon:   -91° 18' 9"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Smithville

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Smithville

GNIS ID:   2407353
FIPS State / Place Code:   05 / 64910

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Smithville)

About Lawrence County

The town of Walnut Ridge is the County Seat for Lawrence County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Lawrence)


2016:     16,735   (3.9% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     17,415   (2.02% decrease since 2000)
2000:     17,774

Total Area:   592 sq. miles [1,534.2 km²]

Housing Units:   8,000

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lawrence

GNIS ID:   66865
FIPS State / County Code:   05 / 075

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Smithville)

About Arkansas

From the US Census


2016:     2,988,248   (2.48% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,915,918   (9.07% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,673,400

Websites for State of Arkansas

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Arkansas

GNIS ID:   68085
FIPS State:   05

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Smithville)

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<1>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 town (such as Smithville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smithville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Smithville. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Smithville, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Smithville.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithville.