Lowell, Arkansas

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Lowell, Arkansas
City
City Hall
City Hall
Official seal of Lowell, Arkansas
Seal
Location in Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°15′38″N 94°8′22″W / 36.26056°N 94.13944°W / 36.26056; -94.13944Coordinates: 36°15′38″N 94°8′22″W / 36.26056°N 94.13944°W / 36.26056; -94.13944
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
Incorporated 1881
Government
 • Mayor Eldon Long
Area
 • Total 9.2 sq mi (23.9 km2)
 • Land 9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,342 ft (409 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,327
 • Density 801/sq mi (309.3/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72745
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-41720
GNIS feature ID 0077562
Website www.lowellarkansas.gov

Lowell is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,327.[1] It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Lowell is the headquarters location of trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Geography[edit]

Lowell is located in southern Benton County at 36°15′38″N 94°8′22″W / 36.26056°N 94.13944°W / 36.26056; -94.13944 (36.260429, -94.139570).[2] It is bordered by the cities of Springdale and Bethel Heights to the south, Cave Springs to the west, and Rogers to the north. 4 miles (6 km) to the east is Beaver Lake, a large reservoir on the White River.

U.S. Route 71B passes through the center of Lowell as Bloomington Street and leads north 5 miles (8 km) to the center of Rogers and south 5 miles to the center of Springdale. Interstate 540 and U.S. Route 71 pass to the west of downtown Lowell, with access to the city at Exit 78 (Arkansas Highway 264). I-540 leads north 14 miles (23 km) to its end north of Bentonville and south 14 miles (23 km) to Fayetteville and 69 miles (111 km) to Fort Smith.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lowell has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.9 km2), of which 9.2 square miles (23.7 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.68%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census Lowell had a population of 7,327. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 68.7% non-Hispanic white, 0.9% black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from two or more races and 24.7% Hispanic or Latino.[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,013 people, 1,914 households, and 1,381 families residing in the city. The population density was 800.7 people per square mile (309.2/km²). There were 2,044 housing units at an average density of 326.5 per square mile (126.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.67% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 2.71% Asian, 0.98% Pacific Islander, 4.09% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 8.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,914 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 40.5% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,063, and the median income for a family was $55,944. Males had a median income of $31,677 versus $24,196 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,861. About 4.4% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by several school districts depending on resident's location:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lowell city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics of Lowell from the Us census
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Baird Announces for State Treasurer". duncanbaird.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 

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