Arkansas Children's Hospital
Arkansas Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital with a Level I trauma center in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is among the largest in the United States, serving children from birth to age 21. ACH is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and serves as a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. ACH staff consists of more than 505 physicians, 200 residents, 4,400 support staff; the hospital includes 356 licensed beds, offers three intensive care units. The campus has a floor space of over 1,200,000 square feet. Marcy Doderer is president & CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital, succeeding Dr. Jonathan Bates after his 2013 retirement. Arkansas Children's has built a 233,613-square foot hospital in Springdale. Arkansas Children's Northwest will serve the 200,000 children; the facility opened in February 2018. Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation have invested $8 million in the project, while J. B. Hunt has given $5 million toward the construction.
First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Clinton served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services from 1988 to 1992. The hospital includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services. Outpatient services in the facility opened in early January 2018. Inpatient care in the hospital's 24 private beds began in February 2018. Arkansas Children's Research Institute is a free-standing pediatric research center on the ACH campus; the center is designed to help faculty members from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences investigate disease development and treatment in infants and adolescents. Physician and biomedical scientist investigators at ACRI and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center research clinical, basic science, health services to learn how to treat and prevent illnesses and diseases in children. ACRI has about 120 scientists on staff. Recent grants include an $11.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to establish a pediatric research center dedicated to translational research.
In 2016, Arkansas Children's Research Institute received a $9.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health's Institutional Development Award program to create a center to study childhood obesity: the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence. The grant will provide the funds over five years to support COBRE research. Running for over 35 years, Arkansas Children's Foundation has funded Arkansas Children's Hospital in research and care; the largest gift to the Arkansas Children's Foundation helped complete the hospital's new facility in Springdale. The Tyson family and Tyson Family Foods committed $15 million to the project, which created the Tyson Family Tower at Arkansas Children's Northwest; the tower anchors the new facility, which includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, diagnostic services and clinical space. Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation invested $8 million in the project], while J. B. Hunt gave $5 million toward the construction. Arkansas Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital with a Level I Trauma Center, that's located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
It is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, serves children from birth to age 21. ACH is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. U. S. News & World Report ranked Arkansas Children's Hospital as one of the Best Children's Hospitals in four specialties in 2017-18 – Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Pediatric Pulmonary and Pediatric Urology. In 2017, Arkansas Children's Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Arkansas Children's was recognized by the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital certification program as a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion; this certification recognizes safe sleep practices for newborns at the hospital, as well as education provided to parents for safe sleep at home. Arkansas Children's is a designated Level 4 Epilepsy Center, meaning board-certified specialists deliver the most advanced care for epilepsy in the world.
The 2016 list of "Best Doctors in America" features several physicians on staff at Arkansas Children's Hospital. More than 100 additional physicians included in the list were affiliated more with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Health SystemThe Children's Hospital Association named Arkansas Children's Hospital a finalist for a Pediatric Quality Award in 2015; the organization highlighted ACH for its work to increase hand hygiene compliance rates among patient care staff. In 2011, Arkansas Children's Hospital set a national record for pediatric heart transplants conducted in a year; the hospital transplanted new hearts into adults that year. ACH is one of the largest employers in Arkansas and Fortune magazine named the hospital in its top 100 "Best Companies to Work For" in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; as Arkansas Children's continued efforts to build a new hospital in Springdale, the Tyson family and Tyson Family Foods committed $15 million to the project, marking the largest gift the organization had received.
The gift created the Tyson Family Tower at Arkansas Children's Northwest, anchoring the new facility which will include 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, diagnostic services and clinical space. In August 2016, Arkansas Children's Research Institute announced that it had received a $9.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health's Institutional Development Award program to create a center for the study of childhood obesity. Drs. Judith Weber and Elisabet Borsheim will lead the Center of B
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, United States, less than 50 miles northwest of Little Rock. The city is the county seat of Conway County; the population was 6,767 at the 2010 census. In 1825 a trading post was established about a mile south of present day Morrilton on the Arkansas River; this town named Lewisburg, thrived after being incorporated in 1844. In 1871 the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad built track through present day Morrilton, it was named Morrilton after the previous landowners E. J. and George H. Morrill.. The downtown grew around that owned by James M. Moose. Residents of Lewisburg moved away from the river and to the railroad hub at Morrilton. In 1883 Morrilton became the seat of Arkansas. Morrilton is located in southern Conway County at 35°9′23″N 92°44′31″W, it is bordered on the south by the Arkansas River. Interstate 40 passes through the northern side of the city, leading southeast 48 miles to Little Rock and west 107 miles to Fort Smith. U. S. Route 64 is the main road through the city center, leading east 6 miles to Plumerville and northwest 13 miles to Atkins.
Arkansas Highway 9 forms an eastern bypass of Morrilton and leads north 40 miles to Clinton and south across the Arkansas River 13 miles to Perryville. According to the United States Census Bureau, Morrilton has a total area of 9.2 square miles, of which 8.7 square miles is land and 0.39 square miles, or 4.29%, is water. As of the 2010 Census, 6,767 people and 2,759 households resided within the city.2000 Census results showed 1,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.7 people per square mile. There were 2,947 housing units at an average density of 358.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 78.38% White, 17.47% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, 1.63% from two or more races. 3.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,645 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.8% were non-families.
32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.94. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,007, the median income for a family was $36,432. Males had a median income of $30,123 versus $19,213 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,957. About 13.4% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over. Many sites located in Morrilton are on the National Register of Historical Places, including: Arkansas Christian College Administration Building – A former school building at 100 W Harding Street.
Aycock House - A historic house located at 410 West Church Street. Coca-Cola Building - A historic commercial building at 211 North Moose Street. Conway County Courthouse - Historic courthouse located at the corner of Moose and Church Streets in downtown. Conway County Library - Classical Revival brick building library designed by Thomas Harding and funded in part by a grant from Andrew Carnegie. Earl Building - A historic commercial building at 201 North St. Joseph Street. First National Bank of Morrilton - A historic commercial building at Broadway and Moose Streets. Moose Addition Neighborhood Historic District - Oldest residential area in Morrilton. Moose House - A historic house at 711 Green Street. Morrilton Commercial Historic District - The historic central business district. Morrilton Post Office - Historic post office building at 117 North Division Street. Morrilton Railroad Station - Historic station on Railroad Ave. Saint Anthony's Hospital - Historic hospital building at 202 East Green Street.
West Church Street Historic District - A collection of the finest late-19th and early-20th century homes. W. L. Wood House - A historic house at 709 North Morrill Street; the Morrilton Depot Museum is located in the historic Morrilton Railroad Station and features history on the area. The Museum of Automobiles is located on nearby Petit Jean Mountain and features a collection of antique and classic cars, guns, license plates, arcade machines and automobile memorabilia; the Rialto Theatre in Downtown Morrilton has been in operation for over 100 years. It served as a movie house from 1911 until it was closed by United Artists in 1987. In 1995 the city acquired a group of volunteers restored the theatre, it serves as a public arts facility hosting plays, public meetings, private events, other happenings. H. B. White Auditorium is on the campus of Morrilton High School, it hosts public events. UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium is on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, it hosts public events.
The city has operated under the Mayor-Council form of government. The city elects 11 positions: Mayor, City Clerk, City Attorney, eight Council Member positions; the eight council members are represented
Van Buren, Arkansas
Van Buren is the second largest city in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat of Crawford County, United States. The city is located directly northeast of Fort Smith at the Interstate 40 - Interstate 540 junction; the city was incorporated in 1845 and as of the 2010 census had a population of 22,791, ranking it as the state's 22nd largest city, behind Searcy. The area was settled by David Boyd and Thomas Martin in 1818. After Arkansas became a territory in 1819 Daniel and Thomas Phillips constructed a lumber yard in the community to serve as a fuel depot for traffic along the Arkansas River. In 1831 a post office was constructed at the time known as Phillips Landing; this post office was named after the newly appointed Secretary of Martin Van Buren. John Drennen, along with his partner David Thompson, purchased the area for US$11,000, they moved their business of supplying firewood for steamboats to this new location on higher ground. The courthouse was constructed on a lot of land donated by Drennen on the condition that Van Buren become the county seat.
The Drennen Reserve is one of the town's existing historical sites from the 1830s. Van Buren was incorporated on January 4, 1845. On December 28, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed in and around Van Buren resulting in a defeat for Major-General T. C. Hindman, driving him south across the river with minimal casualties. Federal forces captured 100 prisoners, as stated in an official report by U. S. Major-General Samuel R. Curtis. On April 21, 1996, at 11:12 p.m. a category F3 tornado hit the Fort Smith/Van Buren area causing extensive damage. The tornado, which spawned in Oklahoma and crossed into west Fort Smith near the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, killed two, injured 89 and caused $300 million in damage; the fatalities were small children from Fort Smith. At its worst, the tornado was one half mile across. After leaving the downtown area of Fort Smith, it traveled northeast through industrial and residential sections of north Fort Smith crossed the Arkansas River again into the Mount Vista area on the west side of Van Buren and damaged a residential area where no fatalities occurred, although this area was populated at the time.
The total distance it traveled on the ground was 7 miles. In total, there were around 1,800 homes damaged, the majority of. Van Buren is located in the southwest corner of Crawford County at 35°26′40″N 94°20′48″W; the Arkansas–Oklahoma state line is 2 miles to the west. The Arkansas River forms the southern boundary of the city, separating it from Fort Smith of Sebastian County. Lee Creek flows through the western side of the city into the Arkansas River. According to the United States Census Bureau, Van Buren has a total area of 16.5 square miles, of which 15.4 square miles is land and 1.0 square mile, or 6.34%, is water. Van Buren lies within a humid subtropical climate area; the city lies on the eastern edge of the region known as Tornado Alley. Average temperatures range from 36°F in January, to as high an average of 81 °F in July with temperatures reaching the high 90s and low 100s in August; the average annual temperature is 60 °F. Average precipitation is about 41 total inches, with only six inches being snow.
July and August are the hottest months of the year, with an average high of 93 °F and an average low of 71.5 °F. Temperatures above 100 °F are not uncommon. December and January are the coldest months with an average high of 50.5 °F and an average low of 30 °F. Highs below 32 °F occur on average five times a year, with 0.2 nights per year dropping below 0 °F. The city's highest temperature was 113 °F, recorded in 1936; the lowest temperature recorded was −15 °F, in 1899. As of the census of 2000, there were 18,986 people, 6,947 households, 5,182 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,260.7 people per square mile. There were 7,427 housing units at an average density of 493.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.37% White, 1.64% Black or African American, 1.96% Native American, 2.82% Asian, 3.17% from other races, 3.03% from two or more races. 6.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 6,947 households, of which 40.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.4% are classified as non-families by the United States Census Bureau.
Of 6,947 households, 362 are unmarried partner households: 304 heterosexual, 12 same-sex male, 46 same-sex female households. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,608, the median income for a family was $37,198. Males had a median income of $28,798 versus $21,201 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,948. About 13.5% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. Van Buren is home to many large corporations within the state and employs a great deal of the
West Memphis, Arkansas
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, United States. The population was 26,245 at the 2010 census, ranking it as the state's 18th largest city, behind Bella Vista, it is part of the Memphis metropolitan area, is located directly across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee. Native Americans lived in the Mississippi River Valley for at least 10,000 years, although much of the evidence of their presence has been buried or destroyed; the Indians of the Mississippian Period were the last native inhabitants of the West Memphis area. Mound City Road, located within the eastern portion of the West Memphis city limits, has a marker indicating that the villages of Aquixo or Pacaha were in the area. Several mounds are still visible. Explorers from both Spain and France visited the area near West Memphis. Among those explorers were Hernando de Soto and his men from Spain and Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet from France. By the time French hunters and explorers entered the region, the Mississippian towns and other settlements had been abandoned.
The original site of West Memphis came from Spanish land grants issued during the 1790s. Grants were given to Benjamin Fooy, John Henry Fooy, Isaac Fooy in the Hopefield area and to William McKenney in the Bridgeport-West Memphis area. In the summer of 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto crossed the Mississippi River into what is now Crittenden County with an army of over 300 conquistadors and as many captured Native American slaves; the Spanish found the land to be the most densely populated that they had seen since starting their journey on the Florida coast, two years earlier. The Spanish expedition departed Arkansas two years leaving behind numerous Old World diseases, it was 130 years. The French expedition of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 found none of the towns or people that the Spanish had documented; the original inhabitants, like the settlers, were drawn to this region because of its fertile river bottom soil, abundant game, thick forest. The earliest recorded immigrant to the area was Benjamin Fooy, a native of Holland, sent in 1795 by the Spanish governor of the large area claimed by Spain to establish a settlement on the Mississippi River.
He chose a location across the river from present-day Memphis. In 1797, the Spanish established Campo de la Esperanza, a small fort along the Mississippi River; the Spanish abandoned the fort in 1802 and the area took its English translation "Field of Hope" which became known as Hopefield shortly after the United States took possession of the Louisiana Territory. Crittenden County is bounded on the east by the Mississippi River and was established in 1825, eleven years before Arkansas became a state. Named after Robert Crittenden, the first secretary of the Arkansas Territory, the county had a population of 1,272 in 1830. Hopefield became the eastern terminal for the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad in 1857. However, the Civil War forced a halt to track construction just east of the St. Francis River in 1861. During the summer of 1862 Memphis fell into the hands of the Union forces. Most Confederate soldiers were ferried across the river to Hopefield and surrounding farms. Many of these soldiers were moved on to other battle fronts, but some remained to harass the Union forces and disrupt river traffic.
This became such a problem that on February 19, 1863, four companies of Federal forces burned down the entire town. The town of Hopefield was rebuilt after the war but never regained the prominence it once held in Crittenden County. After the St. Francis Levee District began the levee system in the Arkansas Delta during the 1890s, what little remained of Hopefield became part of the Mississippi River flood plain and was washed away. An early settlement, established for ferry operations between Memphis and Arkansas in the early 1880s was given the name West Memphis; this small settlement, located directly south of the present day Memphis & Arkansas Bridge, never incorporated and died out shortly after ferry traffic ceased due to the completion of the Frisco Bridge across the Mississippi River in 1892. In addition to its lost ferry operations, this area, in the same fashion as its northern neighbor Hopefield, became part of the Mississippi River flood plain in the 1890s; the entire area flooded in the spring until the St. Francis Levee District was established in 1893.
However, private landowners along the Mississippi River built levees that were only three or four feet high. In 1912 and 1913, the St. Francis main levee broke, flooding the area from the Mississippi River to Forrest City in St. Francis County; the flood of 1913 was the last time. After the levee system was built and strengthened, Zack T. Bragg, a lumberman, logging in St. Francis County since 1905, purchased 300 acres of virgin timber and established a sawmill in 1914; the mill was located along a railroad spur and a dirt path that would become Missouri Street in West Memphis. Bragg acquired the timbering rights to thousands of acres of adjacent land clearing the area that gave way to fertile farmland and to the future West Memphis; the area around Bragg's Mill was known for the first few years as Arkansas. The small community consisted of the mill, a commissary and boarding house, a few dozen dwellings for workers. In 1914, another operation began two miles south of Bragg's Mill when William H. Hundhausen began plans for the Bolz Slack Barrell Cooperage plant located at the southern end of present-day 8th Street in West Memphis.
The Bolz Cooperage, a sta
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U. S. state of Arkansas. It is the county seat of Pulaski County, it was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s; the capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau; the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Little Rock is a cultural, economic and transportation center within Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to hiking and other outdoor recreational opportunities.
Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter, historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School. The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Stephens Inc. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, the Clinton Foundation, the Rose Law Firm, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Other corporations, such as Dassault Falcon Jet, LM Wind Power, Simmons Bank, Euronet Worldwide, AT&T, Entergy have large operations in the city. State government is a large employer, with many offices downtown. Two major Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub. Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called the "Little Rock"; the Little Rock was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing. The Little Rock is across the river from The Big Rock, a large bluff at the edge of the river, once used as a rock quarry.
Archeological artifacts provide evidence of Native Americans inhabiting Central Arkansas for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The early inhabitants may have been the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, Mississippian culture peoples who built earthwork mounds recorded in 1541 by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Historical tribes of the area were the Caddo, Osage and Cherokee. Little Rock was named for a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River used by early travelers as a landmark, it was named in 1722 by French explorer and trader Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills. Travelers referred to the area as the "Little Rock." Though there was an effort to name the city "Arkopolis" upon its founding in the 1820s, that name did appear on a few maps made by the US Geological Survey, the name Little Rock is what stuck. Little Rock is located at 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 116.8 square miles, of which 116.2 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water.
Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas. Fourche Creek and Rock Creek run through the city, flow into the river; the western part of the city is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Northwest of the city limits are Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water; the city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city. North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock. An Arkansas Supreme Court decision on February 6, 1904, allowed the ward to merge with the neighboring town of North Little Rock; the merged town renamed itself Argenta, but returned to its original name in October 1917. The 2017 U. S. Census population estimate for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area was 738,344; the MSA covers the following counties: Pulaski, Grant, Lonoke and Saline. The largest cities are Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Cabot and Bryant.
Little Rock lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cool winters, with little snow. It has experienced temperatures as low as −12 °F, recorded on February 12, 1899, as high as 114 °F, recorded on August 3, 2011; as of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U. S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 52.7% of Little Rock's population. Blacks or African Americans made up 42.1% of Little Rock's population, with 42.0% being non-Hispanic blacks. American Indians made up 0.4% of Little Rock's population while Asian Americans made up 2.1% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 1.2% of the city's population. Individuals from two or more races made up 1.4% of the city's population. In addition and Latinos made up 4.7% of Little Rock's population. As of the 2010 census, there were 193,524 people, 82,018 households, 47,799 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,576.0 people p
Newport is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, United States, located on the White River 84 miles northeast of Little Rock. The population was 7,879 at the 2010 census. Newport is home to a campus of the Arkansas State University system, with particular focus on training in transportation careers. Newport is known as the town in which Sam Walton owned a Ben Franklin store prior to starting Wal-Mart. Newport has ten properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.7 square miles, of which 13.4 square miles is land and 0.27 square miles, or 1.92%, is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newport has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, the city's residents comprised 7,811 people in 2,690 households 1,702 families. The population density was 599.2 people per square mile.
There were 3,118 housing units at an average density of 239.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 56.57% White, 41.76% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, 0.77% from two or more races. 1.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,690 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90. 19.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, 17.9% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,853, the median per capita income was $13,867. About 23.6% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.6% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over. The Grimes Unit and the McPherson Unit, prisons of the Arkansas Department of Correction, are located in Newport, off Arkansas Highway 384, 4 miles east of central Newport; the prison houses the state's death row for women. The United States Postal Service operates the Newport Post Office. Newport is supported with public education from the Newport School District, including Newport High School; the main campus of the two-year community college, Arkansas State University-Newport is located here. Helen Walton, wife of Sam Walton Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart S. Robson Walton, John T. Walton, Jim Walton and Alice Walton, children of the Wal-Mart founder Sonny Burgess, rockabilly artist and a member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame Elizabeth Gregg Patterson, short fiction writer Mary Steenburgen, Academy Award-winning actress Mike Beebe, former Governor of Arkansas Les Eaves, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from White County.
S. Coast Guard Martha Shoffner, Treasurer of the State of Arkansas from 2007 to 2013 Dwight Tosh, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Jonesboro. A. Billingsly Jackson County Library The Newport Independent, the city's newspaper published since 1901 Newport Economic Development Commission Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Arkansas State University-Newport History of Newport's Jewish community
Paragould is the county seat of Greene County, the 19th-largest city in Arkansas, in the United States. The city is located in northeastern Arkansas on the eastern edge of Crowley's Ridge, a geologic anomaly contained within the Arkansas delta. Paragould is the principal city of the Paragould, Arkansas Micropolitan Statistical Area and is a part of the Jonesboro-Paragould Combined Statistical Area; the Paragould micropolitan area's population was 42,090 at the 2010 census, the Jonesboro-Paragould Combined Statistical Area's population was 163,116. The city had a population of 26,113 at the 2010 census and an estimated population of 27,900 in 2015; the city's name is a blend combining the last names of competing railroad magnates J. W. Paramore and Jay Gould. Paramore's Texas & St. Louis Railway and Gould's St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway intersected here in 1882. A group of citizens chose the name, it is believed to be the only city in the world with this name. Gould refused to list the new town on his schedules.
Paragould is located southeast of the center of Greene County. U. S. Routes 412 and 49 intersect in the city west of downtown. US 412 leads east 9 miles to the Missouri state line at the St. Francis River, a further 23 miles northeast to Kennett, Missouri. US 49 leads southwest 20 miles to Jonesboro; the closest major city is Tennessee, 82 miles to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.4 square miles, of which 31.2 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 0.52%, is water. Paragould has a humid subtropical climate; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 26,113 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.8% Black, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, <0.1% from some other race and 1.2% from two or more races. 2.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 22,017 people, 8,941 households, 6,133 families residing in the city; the population density was 714.6 people per square mile.
There were 9,789 housing units at an average density of 317.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.87% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,941 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,815, the median income for a family was $39,431. Males had a median income of $28,103 versus $20,623 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,076. About 8.4% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over. Paragould is home to Arkansas State University Paragould, Arkansas Northeastern College, Black River Technical College, Crowley's Ridge College. Paragould has two public school districts, the Greene County Tech School District and the Paragould School District, as well as Crowley's Ridge Academy and St. Mary's Catholic School private school systems; the Northeast Arkansas School District was formed on July 1, 1985 by the merger of the former Paragould School District with the Oak Grove School District. By 1997 the name of the new district became the Paragould School District. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is Paragould's only hospital.
The 127-bed acute-care hospital's campus includes a professional office building with community wellness center and a building with campus offices for Arkansas Northeastern College's nursing programs. On December 15, 2012, it was announced that "beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets." The remaining town hall meetings to inform the public of the new plan were cancelled due to the volume of threats received as a result of national media exposure. This was done for public safety, as continuing to hold the meetings may have posed a danger to attendees, it is unknown at this time. Official website Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce