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Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
(Lawrence County)

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Welcome to Walnut Ridge ...

The city of Walnut Ridge is located in Lawrence County and is the County Seat for Lawrence County.

A typical abbreviation for Walnut Ridge: Walnut Rdg. (or less commonly used: Walnut Rdge. or Walnut Ridg.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Walnut Ridge has a population of 5,062 people<1> (see below for details).

Walnut Ridge is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Walnut Ridge: (870)

The ZIP code for Walnut Ridge: 72476<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walnut Ridge had a population of 4,890 people (which is 28.08% of the total population of Lawrence County). This makes Walnut Ridge the county's most populous community.

The population of Walnut Ridge represents 0.17% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,890 people, the population of Walnut Ridge has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,925 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Walnut Ridge had an population of 5,062 people. This is an increase of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.78% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Walnut Ridge.

Communities near Walnut Ridge ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Walnut Ridge and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Black Rock   [Map]   619   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bono   [Map]   2,379   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cash   [Map]   351   S   18 miles [29 km]
College City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Imboden   [Map]   630   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lynn   [Map]   272   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Walnut Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Walnut Ridge: This one is located in Lawrence County and the other is located in Grant County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 13 communities that are also named Walnut Ridge - they are located in California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maryland (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

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 Walnut Ridge. 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 Walnut Ridge. 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 Walnut Ridge.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walnut Ridge ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Walnut Ridge.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walnut Ridge - 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 Walnut Ridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walnut Ridge 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walnut Ridge) 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 Walnut Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walnut Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0683, Longitude: -90.9560     [Map].

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