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Sweet Home, Arkansas
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Located in: Perry County (see below)

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

Telephone Area Code: (501)

Elevation: 290 feet [88.39 m] above sea level<1>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Sweet Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0218, Longitude: -92.7579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   35° 1' 18"
Lon:   -92° 45' 28"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<3>   Perryville

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sweet Home

GNIS ID:   58721
FIPS State / Place Code:   05 / 68315

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About Perry County

The community of Perryville is the County Seat for Perry County.

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


2016:<4>     10,132   (3% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     10,445   (2.31% increase since 2000)
2000:     10,209

Total Area:<5>   560 sq. miles [1,451.8 km²]   - of which 1.63% is water (9.13 sq. miles [23.6 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   4,907

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Perry

GNIS ID:   69171
FIPS State / County Code:   05 / 105

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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

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Arkansas

GNIS ID:   68085
FIPS State:   05

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sweet Home - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Sweet Home, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<3>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Sweet Home.

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<4>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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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sweet Home. 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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<6>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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