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Conway is a city in Faulkner County, in the Little Rock metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after James S. Conway, the state's first governor.

The latitude of Conway is 35.088N. The longitude is -92.441W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 312 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 47,840.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,063
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Conway demographic reports
Conway is on the Arkansas River.
Conway was founded by a railroad engineer after the Civil War.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 81. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Toad Suck Daze - May 4-6, 2007
  • Faulkner County Fair - Sept. 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Conway web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Woolly Hollow State Park
Colleges and universities: University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 66

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Conway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Faulkner County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Little Rock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72032 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Conway residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Conway ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Conway was $18,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Conway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Conway include Robinson Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Conway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.


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Libraries in Conway include Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library, Vilonia Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Conway include Log Cabin Democrat

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Faulkner County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Conway political report.

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The average commute time for Conway workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Conway between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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