Wrightsville, Arkansas

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Wrightsville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 1,368 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Wrightsville is located at 34°36′38″N 92°13′2″W / 34.61056°N 92.21722°W / 34.61056; -92.21722 (34.610434, -92.217113)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) of it is land and 0.49% is water.

Economy

Since 1981, Wrightsville has been home to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Wrightsville Unit, which focuses on educational and rehabilitative services, aiding in workforce preparation, substance abuse recovery, and other aspects of re-entry into society for as many as 850 male and female inmates. A 212-inmate capacity boot camp program is also administered at the site for first-time non-violent inmates, along with a 50-inmate capacity female work release program, operated by the ADC since 1990. The Wrightsville Unit is a major employer in the community, with a staff of 169 employees in various fields.

Wrightsville also serves as the city of license for at least one Little Rock area radio station, KLAL-FM.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,368 people, 262 households, and 193 families residing in the city. The population density was 667.6 people per square mile (257.7/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 142.0/sq mi (54.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 24.12% White, 74.56% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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