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Pine Bluff is a city in Jefferson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a bluff along the Arkansas River.

The latitude of Pine Bluff is 34.228N. The longitude is -92.003W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,905.


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Median household income
Local
$27,247
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pine Bluff demographic reports
Pine Bluff is on the Arkansas River.
Joseph Bonne set up a trading post here in 1819.

Pine Bluff was a refuge for freed slaves after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Public transportation: Pine Bluff Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 578. The number of murders and homicides was 16. The violent crime rate was 10.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Don Hutson, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Mudbug Madness Crawfish Festival - May 19, 2007
  • Smoke on the Water Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
  • BBQ Cook-off & Music Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pine Bluff web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Delta Rivers Nature Center, Jefferson County Regional Park
Historic sites and museums: Jefferson County Historical Museum, Arkansas Railroad Museum, Band Museum, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Colleges and universities: University of Arkansas, Southeast Arkansas College, Jefferson School of Nursing
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: 74

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pine Bluff demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pine Bluff area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71601 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Pine Bluff residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pine Bluff ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pine Bluff was $14,637, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Pine Bluff residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Pine Bluff include Pine Bluff Fifth Avenue Historic District, Pine Bluff Historic District, Plum Bayou Homesteads ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pine Bluff, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $671.


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Libraries in Pine Bluff include Pine Bluff Jefferson County Library System, Watson Chapel Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pine Bluff include Pine Bluff Commercial

TV stations in Pine Bluff include KASN, KVTN.

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Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pine Bluff political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pine Bluff workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pine Bluff between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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