Trumann, Arkansas

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Trumann, Arkansas
City
Trumann AR 001.jpg
Location in Poinsett County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Poinsett County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°40′35″N 90°31′9″W / 35.67639°N 90.51917°W / 35.67639; -90.51917Coordinates: 35°40′35″N 90°31′9″W / 35.67639°N 90.51917°W / 35.67639; -90.51917
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Poinsett
Area
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,243
 • Density 1,435.2/sq mi (555.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72472
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-70010
GNIS feature ID 0078590

Trumann is a city in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 7,243 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Trumann is located at 35°40′35″N 90°31′9″W / 35.67639°N 90.51917°W / 35.67639; -90.51917 (35.676313, -90.519183).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,243 people, 2,616 households, and 1,890 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,439.7 people per square mile (555.3/km²). There were 2,998 housing units at an average density of 626.5 per square mile (241.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.30% White, 4.04% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,734 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,533, and the median income for a family was $32,297. Males had a median income of $26,196 versus $18,828 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,419. About 17.4% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

On June 5 2014 a derecho went the through the town causing extensive damage to trees and powerlines the estimated wind gust at the time of the storm was between 80 to 85 mph with sustained winds of 75 mph.

Business and economy[edit]

The agriculture and service industries make up a large share of employment in Trumann.

In 1980, the Baldwin Piano Company opened a piano manufacturing facility in Trumann. As Gibson Guitar Corporation acquired the plant in 2001, and by 2006 Gibson laid off workers as they moved piano production to China. It is now completely vacant.[3]

In 2005 the Parker Hannifin Company closed their facility which served automotive industry after more 20 years working in this City. The production lines and processes were relocated to other Parker Hannifin site located in Apodaca Nuevo León Mexico.

Education[edit]

Public education of elementary and secondary school students is primarily provided by the Trumann School District, which leads to graduation from Trumann High School. Some portions of Trumann are supported by East Poinsett County School District and Harrisburg School District.

Notable residents[edit]

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