Faulkner County

Faulkner County, Arkansas

801 Locust St
Conway, AR 72034
Phone: (501) 450-4909
Fax: (501) 450-4938

In central AR, north of Little Rock; organized Apr 12, 1873 from Pulaski County. Name Origin: Said to be for Sanford C. Faulkner, who wrote "The Arkansas Traveler," the state song. Other Faulkner family names occur in the area

Area (sq mi):: 664.01 (land 647.38; water 16.63) Population per square mile: 150.10
Population 2005: 97,147 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 12.90%; 1990-2000 43.30% Population 2000: 86,014 (White 87.40%; Black or African American 8.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 31.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,988; median household $38,204; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,470-$24,370
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Conway County seat (50,358)

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