England, Arkansas

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England, Arkansas
City
Location in Lonoke County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Lonoke County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°32′39″N 91°58′3″W / 34.54417°N 91.96750°W / 34.54417; -91.96750Coordinates: 34°32′39″N 91°58′3″W / 34.54417°N 91.96750°W / 34.54417; -91.96750
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lonoke
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,972
 • Density 1,564.2/sq mi (619.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72046
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-21730
GNIS feature ID 0076878
Website www.cityofengland.org

England is a city in southwestern Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States, and the county's third most populous city. The population was 2,972 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. England is home of the England Lions. It is a farming community.

The city is served by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Little Rock.

Geography[edit]

England is located at 34°32′39″N 91°58′3″W / 34.54417°N 91.96750°W / 34.54417; -91.96750 (34.544066, -91.967534)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,972 people, 1,183 households, and 830 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,597.1 people per square mile (616.9/km²). There were 1,305 housing units at an average density of 701.3/sq mi (270.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.51% White, 33.18% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,183 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,516, and the median income for a family was $34,335. Males had a median income of $26,449 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,095. About 14.7% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[edit]

Charles Capps, popular Pentecostal minister on television.

Country music artists Arlene, Bobby and Robbie Harden, also known as The Harden Trio, were born in England, Arkansas.[3]

Lefty Frizzell, country music star has relatives, Bobby Frizzell, Gregg Frizzell, and Tony Frizzell who hailed from England, Arkansas.

Education[edit]

The England School District is headquartered in and serves England, with students graduating from England High School.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 179. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ "Home." England Public School District. Retrieved on March 6, 2011. "501 Pine Bluff Highway · England, Arkansas 72046"