Brinkley, Arkansas

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Brinkley is the most populous city in Monroe County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 3,940 at the 2000 census.

It is located almost exactly half-way between Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee; the city has used the slogan "We'll Meet You Half-Way" in some of its advertising campaigns.



Brinkley is located at 34°53′25″N 91°11′30″W / 34.89028°N 91.19167°W / 34.89028; -91.19167 (34.890152, -91.191741).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (7.59%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,940 people, 1,543 households, and 972 families residing in the city. The population density was 719.0 people per square mile (277.6/km²). There were 1,731 housing units at an average density of 315.9/sq mi (122.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.09% White, 49.05% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,543 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.23.

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