Mayflower, Arkansas

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Mayflower, Arkansas
Location in Faulkner County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Faulkner County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°58′5″N 92°25′11″W / 34.96806°N 92.41972°W / 34.96806; -92.41972Coordinates: 34°58′5″N 92°25′11″W / 34.96806°N 92.41972°W / 34.96806; -92.41972
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Faulkner
 • Total 2.9 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,631
 • Density 562.4/sq mi (211.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72106
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-44750
GNIS feature ID 0077619

Mayflower is a city in Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,631 at the 2000 census. It was part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The 2013 Mayflower oil spill occurred on March 29, 2013, when an Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying heavy crude oil ruptured near Mayflower, spilling thousands of barrels of oil.[1]

2014 tornado[edit]

Mayflower was hit by a violent EF4 tornado before 8:00 p.m. on April 27, 2014.[2] The extent of the damage is still being assessed, but is considered widespread with numerous reports of injuries and overturned smashed cars.[3]


Mayflower was located at 34°58′5″N 92°25′11″W / 34.96806°N 92.41972°W / 34.96806; -92.41972 (34.968118, -92.419603)[4]. Mayflower has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.68%) is water. It is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Little Rock.[3]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,631 people, 740 households, and 500 families residing in the city. The population density was 556.8 people per square mile (214.9/km²). There were 872 housing units at an average density of 297.7 per square mile (114.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.16% White, 3.37% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 740 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,469, and the median income for a family was $39,013. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $23,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,889. About 7.0% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.


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