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Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named for an outcrop along the river, to distinguish it from a larger promontory upriver.

The latitude of Little Rock is 34.746N. The longitude is -92.289W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 335 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 184,053.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,572
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Little Rock demographic reports
Little Rock is on the Arkansas River, in the Ouachita foothills.
Developed as a crossing point on the Southwest Trail between Saint Louis and Texas.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2,858. The number of murders and homicides was 44. The violent crime rate was 15.4 per 1,000 people.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "Come Early Morning"
Well-known residents have included:
· Brooks Robinson, baseball player
· Scott E. Parazynski, astronaut
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arkansas State Fair - Oct. 12-21, 2007
  • RiverFest - May 25-27, 2007
  • Territorial Fair - May 12, 2007
  • Fall Bluegrass Festival - Aug. 23-25, 2007
  • Blues on the River - April 21, 2007
  • WorldFest - Sept. 21-22, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 20, 2007
  • Arkansas Literary Festival - April 20-22, 2007
  • Bug Fest - April 12-14, 2007
  • Pinnacle of Music Festival - June 1-2, 2007
  • Rendezvous & Fall Festival - Oct. 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Little Rock web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Sports teams: Arkansas Travelers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Central High School National Historic Site, Children's Museum of Arkansas, Old State House Museum, Governor's Mansion, Historic Arkansas Museum
Colleges and universities: Arkansas Baptist College, Philander Smith College, University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 107

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Neighborhoods in Little Rock include Hillcrest, Quapaw Quarter, River Market ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Little Rock include Hillcrest, Quapaw Quarter, River Market ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Little Rock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pulaski 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 72205 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Little Rock residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Little Rock ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Little Rock was $23,209, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Little Rock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Little Rock include Capitol View Neighborhood Historic District, Governor's Mansion Historic District, Hillcrest Historic District, MacArthur Park Historic District, Main Street Historic District (Little Rock), Marshall Square Historic District, Old Statehouse Square Historic District, Riverfront Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Little Rock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $900.


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Libraries

Libraries in Little Rock include Adolphine F. Terry Branch Library, Aerospace Library, Arkansas State Library, Central Arkansas Library System, Dee Brown Branch Library, John Gould Fletcher Branch Library, Neighborhood Resource Center, Sue Cowan Williams Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Little Rock include Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

TV stations in Little Rock include KARK, KATV, KETS, KKAP, KLRT, KTHV, KWBF.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLRE-FM., KUAR.

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Politics

Pulaski County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Little Rock political report.

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Restaurants

Little Rock restaurants taking online reservations include Capriccio Grill - Peabody Hotel Little Rock, Ferneau, Nu Cuisine - Lounge ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Little Rock workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 50 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Little Rock between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Little Rock, AR

Pros: The landscape is somewhat nice the western parts of town.

Cons: Anti-business climate that goes back several years...

This is a good place to Move to, then leave after a couple of years, like most people there seem to do.

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