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Encyclopedia > North Little Rock, Arkansas
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°46′51″N, 92°15′25″W
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pulaski
Founded 1866 - Argenta established
Incorporated 1890 - incorporation of Argenta; merged with unincorporated North Little Rock in 1903
Government
 - Mayor Patrick Henry Hays
Area
 - City  47.0 sq mi (121.6 km²)
 - Land  44.8 sq mi (116.1 km²)
 - Water  2.2 sq mi (5.6 km²)
Population (2005)
 - City 58,833
 - Density 1,348.6/sq mi (520.7/km²)
 - Metro 643,272 (Little Rock/North Little Rock
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: www.northlittlerock.ar.gov/

North Little Rock is a city located in central Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County. According to 2005 Census Bureau, the population of the city was 58,833 ranking it as the sixth most populous city in the state. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock, anchors the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area (2006 population — 652,834), which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Arkansas Combined Statistical Area (2006 population — 829,032). Image File history File links ARMap-doton-North_Little_Rock. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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A Municipal corporation is a legal definition for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... North Little Rock is a city located in central Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Government  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area  - City  116. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. 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Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Government  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area  - City  116. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... The Little Rock Metropolitan Area consists of six counties expanded from four in 2002. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Mayor Carl Redus Area    - City 121. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...


The city's downtown is home to the Arkansas Twisters of the af2 arena football league and the Arkansas RimRockers of the NBA D-League (both of which play at Alltel Arena). Near the arena is Dickey-Stephens Park, the new home of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team. Burns Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, is located in western North Little Rock. The Arkansas Twisters are a professional arena football team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Arkansas RimRockers is the name of the NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in North Little Rock. ... The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... Alltel Arena is a 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. ... Dickey-Stephens Park is a stadium in North Little Rock, Arkansas that is currently under construction. ... League Texas League Division North Division Year founded 1895 Major League affiliation Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Home ballpark Dickey-Stephens Park Previous home ballparks Ray Winder Field City North Little Rock, Arkansas Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors Logo design A streaking blue triangle with the...

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History

North Little Rock was once known as Argenta, a name currently applied specifically to downtown North Little Rock. As early as 1890, an incorporated community was established across the river from Little Rock, using the Argenta name. Neighboring unincorporated North Little Rock was established by 1901, and by 1904, the Arkansas Supreme Court allowed the city of Argenta to annex the former eighth ward of Little Rock, also known as Argenta. The combined city almost immediately adopted the Argenta name, but changed to its current name in October 1917. A remnant of the city's earliest years can be found in North Little Rock City Hall (constructed in 1914), which still contains plaques referring to "Argenta", and contains "C of A" (City of Argenta) ornamental designs. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... The Arkansas Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ...


Geography

North Little Rock is located at 34°46′51″N, 92°15′25″W (34.780791, -92.256881)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 121.6 km² (47.0 mi²). 116.1 km² (44.8 mi²) of it is land and 5.6 km² (2.2 mi²) of it (4.58%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 60,433 people, 25,542 households, and 16,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 520.7/km² (1,348.6/mi²). There were 27,567 housing units at an average density of 237.5/km² (615.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.55% White, 33.98% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 25,542 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,578, and the median income for a family was $43,595. Males had a median income of $31,420 versus $24,987 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,662. About 12.4% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Post-secondary education

  • Pulaski Technical College
  • Shorter College
  • Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design
  • New Tyler Barber College
  • Lee's School of Cosmtetology
  • Mid-South Aviation
  • National Real Estate School

Pulaski Technical College is the largest and fastest-growing two-year public community college and technical school located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ...

Public primary and secondary schools

Most students attend public schools in the North Little Rock School District which includes:

  • North Little Rock High School, East and West Campuses.
  • four middle schools and one charter middle school,
  • fourteen elementary schools.

In addition, the Pulaski County Special School District administers several other North Little Rock area schools, including: Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) is one of three public school districts in Pulaski County, Arkansas; the others are the Little Rock School District and the North Little Rock School District. ...

  • Oak Grove High School
  • one middle school,
  • three elementary schools and one elementary magnet school.

Points Of Interest

Dickey-Stephens Park is a stadium in North Little Rock, Arkansas that is currently under construction. ... League Texas League Division North Division Year founded 1895 Major League affiliation Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Home ballpark Dickey-Stephens Park Previous home ballparks Ray Winder Field City North Little Rock, Arkansas Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors Logo design A streaking blue triangle with the... Alltel Arena is a 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. ...

References

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