Morrilton, Arkansas

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Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, 51 miles (82 km) northwest of Little Rock. The town was home to Harding College, now Harding University of Searcy, Arkansas, for about a decade in the 1920s and 1930s. The population was 6,550 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Conway County.[1]

Morrilton was the birthplace of former Lieutenant Governor Nathan Green Gordon (1916–2008), a distinguished naval aviator during World War II.

Former Governor Winthrop Rockefeller's WinRock Farms is located near there.

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Geography

Morrilton is located at 35°9′23″N 92°44′31″W / 35.15639°N 92.74194°W / 35.15639; -92.74194 (35.156373, -92.741944)[2]. west of conway According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.1 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (3.75%) is water.

Education

Morrilton is home to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The community is served by two secondary schools, the South Conway County School District serves Morrilton as its public school system, where Sacred Heart Catholic School is private.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,550 people, 2,645 households, and 1,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.7 people per square mile (307.7/km²). There were 2,947 housing units at an average density of 358.4/sq mi (138.4/km²). 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, and 1.63% from two or more races. 3.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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