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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<1> 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 2019, Walnut Ridge has a population of 5,062 people<2> (see below for details).

Walnut Ridge is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Walnut Ridge lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Walnut Ridge: 72476<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 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).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walnut Ridge had a population of 4,890 people (or 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 (which had a count of 4,925 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Walnut Ridge ...

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

  • Pocahontas [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
    • Pocahontas [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Walnut Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,645 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocahontas<7>
  • Bono [Craighead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bono
    • Bono [Craighead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Walnut Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bono have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bono
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bono<7>
  • Swifton [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swifton
    • Swifton [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Walnut Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swifton
  • Imboden [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imboden
    • Imboden [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Walnut Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imboden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imboden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imboden<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Black Rock [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Rock
      • Black Rock [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Walnut Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 602 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Rock<7>
    • College City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College City
      • College City [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Walnut Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2016: 506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College City
    • Portia [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portia
      • Portia [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Walnut Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portia<7>
    • Cash [Craighead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Craighead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Walnut Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
    • Lynn [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Walnut Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynn<7>
    • O'Kean [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Kean
      • O'Kean [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Walnut Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Kean have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Kean

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Walnut Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Walnut Ridge. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Lawrence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walnut Ridge. 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 Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Walnut Ridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walnut Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, 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 for your convenience: 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    
<6>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.
<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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