Gravel Ridge, Arkansas

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Gravel Ridge is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 3,232 at the 2000 census. It has been annexed into the city of Sherwood[1] and is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Gravel Ridge is located at 34°52′12″N 92°11′13″W / 34.87°N 92.18694°W / 34.87; -92.18694 (34.870068, -92.187069)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.

History

In a special election on April 1, 2008, voters in Gravel Ridge decided to annex to the adjacent city of Sherwood. The annexation had been contested between Sherwood and Jacksonville.[3] Both cities sought to annex Gravel Ridge, and voters in both cities approved proposals to add Gravel Ridge to their cities.[4] In the April 1 election, Gravel Ridge voters were asked to choose between Sherwood and Jacksonville. The results showed a strong preference for Sherwood, which received 74 percent of the votes to 26 percent for Jacksonville.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,232 people, 1,275 households, and 887 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,709.9 people per square mile (660.3/km²). There were 1,331 housing units at an average density of 704.2/sq mi (271.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.57% White, 14.17% Black, 0.65% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. 2.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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