Beebe, Arkansas

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Beebe is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 4,930 at the 2000 census, making it the second most populous in the county after Searcy. Mike Robertson is the current mayor. The city is home to a branch campus of Jonesboro-based Arkansas State University. It was named for Roswell Beebe, a railroad executive responsible for bringing the rail line that currently runs through the city.



Beebe is located at 35°4′17″N 91°53′31″W / 35.07139°N 91.89194°W / 35.07139; -91.89194 (35.071378, -91.892073).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,930 people, 1,930 households, and 1,397 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,142.1 people per square mile (440.6/km²). There were 2,115 housing units at an average density of 490.0/sq mi (189.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.87% White, 5.86% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,930 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

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