Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

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Walnut Ridge is a city in Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 4,925 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Lawrence County[1]. Walnut Ridge lies immediately north of Hoxie, Arkansas. The two towns form a contiguous urban area with approximately 8,000 residents. Williams Baptist College is in nearby College City.



Walnut Ridge is located at 36°4′21″N 90°57′25″W / 36.0725°N 90.95694°W / 36.0725; -90.95694 (36.072547, -90.956865)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,925 people, 2,065 households, and 1,305 families residing in the city. The population density was 425.5 people per square mile (164.4/km²). There were 2,283 housing units at an average density of 197.3/sq mi (76.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 1.75% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,065 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

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