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CountryLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_1_1
StateLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_2_0 ArkansasLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_2_1
CountyLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_3_0 PulaskiLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_3_1
TownshipLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_4_0 Big RockLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_4_1
FoundedLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_5_0 June 1, 1821Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_5_1
Incorporated (town)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_6_0 November 7, 1831Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_6_1
Incorporated (city)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_7_0 November 2, 1835Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_7_1
Named forLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_8_0 French: La Petite Roche
(The "Little Rock")Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_8_1
GovernmentLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_9_0
TypeLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_10_0 Council-managerLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_10_1
MayorLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_11_0 Frank Scott Jr. (D)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_11_1
CouncilLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_12_0 Little Rock Board of DirectorsLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_12_1
AreaLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_13_0
State capital and cityLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_14_0 122.95 sq mi (318.44 km)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_14_1
LandLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_15_0 119.99 sq mi (310.77 km)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_15_1
WaterLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_16_0 2.96 sq mi (7.67 km)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_16_1
MetroLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_17_0 4,090.34 sq mi (10,593.94 km)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_17_1
ElevationLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_18_0 335 ft (102 m)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_18_1
Population (2010)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_19_0
State capital and cityLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_20_0 193,524Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_20_1
Estimate (2019)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_21_0 197,312Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_21_1
RankLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_22_0 US: 126thLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_22_1
DensityLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_23_0 1,644.39/sq mi (634.90/km)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_23_1
UrbanLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_24_0 431,388 (US: 89th)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_24_1
MetroLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_25_0 738,344 (US: 80th)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_25_1
Demonym(s)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_26_0 Little RockerLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_26_1
Time zoneLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_27_0 UTC−06:00 (CST)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_27_1
Summer (DST)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_28_0 UTC−05:00 (CDT)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_28_1
ZIP code(s)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_29_0 72002, 72103, 72201, 72202, 72204, 72205, 72206, 72207, 72209, 72210, 72211, 72212, 72223, 72227Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_29_1
Area code(s)Little Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_30_0 501Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_30_1
FIPS codeLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_31_0 05-41000Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_31_1
GNIS feature IDLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_32_0 Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_32_1
Major airportLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_33_0 Clinton National Airport/Adams Field (LIT)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_33_1
Interstate HighwaysLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_34_0 I-30, I-40, I-430, I-440, I-530, I-630Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_34_1
Other major highwaysLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_35_0 US 65, US 67, US 70, US 167, AR 107Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_35_1
WebsiteLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_0_36_0 Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_0_36_1

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_2 state of Arkansas. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_3

As the county seat of Pulaski County, the city was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_4

The city derived its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" (French: La Petite Roche) by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_5

The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_6

The city's population was 197,312 in 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_7

The six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_8

Little Rock is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center within Arkansas and the South. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_9

Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_10

Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter, and historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_11

The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Stephens Inc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, Winrock International, the Clinton Foundation, and the Rose Law Firm. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_12

Other corporations, such as Amazon, Dassault Falcon Jet, LM Wind Power, Simmons Bank, Euronet Worldwide, AT&T, and Entergy have large operations in the city. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_13

State government is a large employer, with many offices downtown. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_14

Two major Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_15

Etymology Little Rock, Arkansas_section_0

Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called the "Little Rock" (French: La Petite Roche). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_16

The Little Rock was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_17

The Little Rock is across the river from The Big Rock, a large bluff at the edge of the river, which was once used as a rock quarry. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_18

History Little Rock, Arkansas_section_1

See also: Timeline of Little Rock, Arkansas and History of Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_19

Archeological artifacts provide evidence of Native Americans inhabiting Central Arkansas for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_20

The early inhabitants may have been the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, and Mississippian culture peoples who built earthwork mounds recorded in 1541 by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_21

Historical tribes of the area were the Caddo, Quapaw, Osage, Choctaw, and Cherokee. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_22

Little Rock was named for a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River used by early travelers as a landmark. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_23

It was named in 1722 by French explorer and trader Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_24

Travelers referred to the area as the "Little Rock." Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_25

Though there was an effort to officially name the city "Arkopolis" upon its founding in the 1820s, and that name did appear on a few maps made by the US Geological Survey, the name Little Rock is eventually what stuck. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_26

Geography Little Rock, Arkansas_section_2

Little Rock is located at (34.736009, −92.331122). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_27

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 116.8 square miles (303 km), of which 116.2 square miles (301 km) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km) (0.52%) is water. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_28

Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_29

Fourche Creek and Rock Creek run through the city, and flow into the river. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_30

The western part of the city is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_31

Northwest of the city limits are Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_32

The city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_33

North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_34

An Arkansas Supreme Court decision on February 6, 1904, allowed the ward to merge with the neighboring town of North Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_35

The merged town quickly renamed itself Argenta (the local name for the former 8th Ward), but returned to its original name in October 1917. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_36

Neighborhoods Little Rock, Arkansas_section_3

Main article: Neighborhoods of Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_37

Metropolitan area Little Rock, Arkansas_section_4

Main article: Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_38

The 2017 U.S. Census population estimate for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area was 738,344. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_39

The MSA covers the following counties: Pulaski, Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, and Saline. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_40

The largest cities are Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Jacksonville, Benton, Sherwood, Cabot, Maumelle, and Bryant. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_41

Climate Little Rock, Arkansas_section_5

Main article: Climate of Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_42

Little Rock lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cool winters with usually little snow. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_43

It has experienced temperatures as low as −12 °F (−24 °C), which was recorded on February 12, 1899, and as high as 114 °F (46 °C), which was recorded on August 3, 2011. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_44

Demographics Little Rock, Arkansas_section_6

As of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_45 Census Bureau, White Americans made up 52.7% of Little Rock's population; of which 49.4% were non-Hispanic Whites, down from 74.1% in 1970. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_46

Blacks or African Americans made up 42.1% of Little Rock's population, with 42.0% being non-Hispanic blacks. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_47

American Indians made up 0.4% of Little Rock's population while Asian Americans made up 2.1% of the city's population. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_48

Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_49

Individuals from some other race made up 1.2% of the city's population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_50

Individuals from two or more races made up 1.4% of the city's population; of which 1.1% were non-Hispanic. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_51

In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 4.7% of Little Rock's population. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_52

As of the 2010 census, there were 193,524 people, 82,018 households, and 47,799 families residing in the city. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_53

The population density was 1,576.0 people per square mile (608.5/km). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_54

There were 91,288 housing units at an average density of 769.1 per square mile (296.95/km). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_55

The racial makeup of the city was 48.9% White, 42.3% Black, 0.4% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_56

6.8% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_57

There were 82,018 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_58

34.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_59

The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.00. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_60

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_61

The median age was 34 years. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_62

For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_63

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85 males. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_64

The median income for a household in the city was $37,572, and the median income for a family was $47,446. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_65

Males had a median income of $35,689 versus $26,802 for females. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_66

The per capita income for the city was $23,209. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_67

14.3% of the population is below the poverty line. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_68

Out of the total population, 20.9% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_69

Crime Little Rock, Arkansas_section_7

In the late 1980s, Little Rock experienced a 51% increase in murder arrests of children under 17, and a 40% increase in among 18- to 24-year-olds. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_70

From 1988 to 1992, murder arrests of youths under 18 increased by 256%. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_71

By the end of 1992, Little Rock reached a record of 61 homicides, but in 1993 surpassed it with 76. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_72

It was one of the highest per-capita homicide rates in the country, placing Little Rock fifth in Money Magazine's 1994 list of most dangerous cities. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_73

In July 2017, a shootout occurred at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub in downtown Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_74

Although there were no deaths, twenty-eight people were injured and one hospitalized. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_75

Economy Little Rock, Arkansas_section_8

Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications and Acxiom, Simmons Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Rose Law Firm, Central Flying Service and large brokerage Stephens Inc. are headquartered in Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_76

Large companies headquartered in other cities but with a large presence in Little Rock are Dassault Falcon Jet near Little Rock National Airport in the eastern part of the city, Fidelity National Information Services in northwestern Little Rock, and Welspun Corp in Southeast Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_77

Little Rock and its surroundings are the headquarters for some of the largest non-profit organizations in the world, such as Winrock International, Heifer International, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Clinton Foundation, Lions World Services for the Blind, Clinton Presidential Center, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, FamilyLife, Audubon Arkansas, and The Nature Conservancy. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_78

Associations, such as the American Taekwondo Association, Arkansas Hospital Association, and the Quapaw Quarter Association. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_79

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Baptist Health Medical Center, Entergy, Dassault Falcon Jet, Siemens, AT&T Mobility, Kroger, Euronet Worldwide, L'Oréal Paris, Timex, and UAMS are employers throughout Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_80

One of the largest public employers in the state with over 10,552 employees, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its healthcare partners—Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System—have a total economic impact in Arkansas of about $5 billion per year. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_81

UAMS receives less than 11% of its funding from the state. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_82

Its operation is funded by payments for clinical services (64%), grants and contracts (18%), philanthropy and other (5%), and tuition and fees (2%). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_83

The Little Rock port is an intermodal river port with a large industrial business complex. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_84

It is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 14. International corporations such as Danish manufacturer LM Glasfiber have established new facilities adjacent to the port. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_85

Along with Louisville and Memphis, Little Rock has a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_86

Arts and culture Little Rock, Arkansas_section_9

See also: Culture of Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_87

Cultural sites in Little Rock include the following. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_88

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  • Arkansas Arboretum – at Pinnacle Mountain, it has a trail with flora and tree plantings.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_0
  • Arkansas Arts Center – The state's largest art museum, containing drawings, collections, children's theater productions, works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and others in eight art galleries, a museum school, gift shop and restaurant.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_1
  • Community Theatre of Little Rock – Founded in 1956, it is the area's oldest performance art company.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_2
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre – The state's largest professional, not-for-profit theatre company, in its 34th season. "The Rep" produces works such as contemporary comedies, dramas, world premiers, and dramatic literature.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_3
  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – In its 41st season, the orchestra performs over 30 concerts a year and many events.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_4
  • Heifer International – Headquarters of the global hunger and poverty relief organization, adjacent to the Clinton Presidential CenterLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_0_5
  • Quapaw Quarter – Start of the 20th century Little Rock consists of three National Register historic districts with at least a hundred buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_6
  • Robinson Center Music Hall – The main performance center of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_7
  • Wildwood Park for the Arts – The largest park dedicated to the performing arts in the South. It features seasonal festivals and cultural events.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_0_8

Museums Little Rock, Arkansas_section_10

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  • The Arkansas Arts Center, the state's largest cultural institution, is a museum of art and an active center for the visual and performing arts.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_9
  • The Museum of Discovery features hands-on exhibits in the fields of science, history and technology.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_10
  • The William J. Clinton Presidential Center includes the Clinton presidential library and the offices of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service. The Library facility, designed by architect James Polshek, cantilevers over the Arkansas River, echoing Clinton's campaign promise of "building a bridge to the 21st century". The archives and library contains 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million e-mail messages, and nearly 80,000 artifacts from the Clinton presidency. The museum within the library showcases artifacts from Clinton's term and has a full-scale replica of the Clinton-era Oval Office. Opened on November 18, 2004, the Clinton Presidential Center cost $165 million to construct and covers 150,000 square feet (14,000 m) within a 28-acre (113,000 m) park.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_11
  • The Historic Arkansas Museum is a regional history museum focusing primarily on the frontier time period.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_12
  • The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History opened in 2001, the last remaining structure of the original Little Rock Arsenal and one of the oldest buildings in central Arkansas, it was the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur who went on to be the supreme commander of US forces in the South Pacific during World War II.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_13
  • The Old State House Museum is a former state capitol building now home to a history museum focusing on Arkansas' recent history.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_14
  • The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is a state operated history museum focusing on African American history and culture in Arkansas.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_1_15
  • The ESSE Purse Museum illustrates the stories of American women's lives during the 1900s through their handbags and the day-to-day items carried in themLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_1_16

Theatre Little Rock, Arkansas_section_11

Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre company. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_89

A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D), The Rep has produced more than 300 productions, such as 40 world premieres, in its building located in downtown Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_90

Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany leads a resident staff of designers, technicians and administrators in eight to ten productions for an annual audience in excess of 70,000 for MainStage productions, educational programming and touring. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_91

The Rep produces works from contemporary comedies and dramas to world premiers and the classics of dramatic literature. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_92

Outside magazine named Little Rock one of its 2019 Best Places to Live. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_93

Dozens of parks such as Pinnacle Mountain State Park are in Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_94

Government Little Rock, Arkansas_section_12

See also: List of mayors of Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_95

The city has operated under the city manager form of government since November 1957. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_96

In 1993, voters approved changes from seven at-large city directors (who rated the position of mayor among themselves) to a popularly elected mayor, seven ward directors and three at-large directors. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_97

The position of mayor remained a part-time position until August 2007. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_98

At that point, voters approved making the mayor's position a full-time position with veto power, while a vice mayor is selected by and among members of the city board. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_99

The current mayor, elected in November 2018, is Frank Scott Jr., a former assistant bank executive, pastor and state highway commissioner. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_100

The current city manager is Bruce T. Moore, who is the longest-serving city manager in Little Rock history. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_101

The city employs over 2,500 individuals in 14 different departments, including the Police Department, the Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, and the Zoo. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_102

Most Pulaski County government offices are located in the city of Little Rock, including the Quorum, Circuit, District, and Juvenile Courts; and the Assessor, County Judge, County Attorney, and Public Defenders offices. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_103

Both the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit have judicial facilities in Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_104

The city is served by the Little Rock Police Department. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_105

Education Little Rock, Arkansas_section_13

Colleges and universities Little Rock, Arkansas_section_14

Little Rock is home to two universities that are part of the University of Arkansas System: the campuses of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are located in the city. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_106

UAMS is Arkansas's largest basic and applied research institution, with programs in multiple myeloma, aging, and other areas. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_107

A pair of smaller, historically black colleges, Arkansas Baptist College and Philander Smith College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, are also in Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_108

Located in downtown is the Clinton School of Public Service, a branch of the University of Arkansas System, which offers master's degrees in public service. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_109

Pulaski Technical College has two locations in Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_110

The Pulaski Technical College Little Rock-South site houses programs in automotive technology, collision repair technology, commercial driver training, diesel technology, small engine repair technology and motorcycle/all-terrain vehicle repair technology. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_111

The Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute and The Finish Line Cafe are also located in Little Rock-South. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_112

There is a Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock associated with the American Baptist Association. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_113

The school began as Missionary Baptist College in Sheridan in Grant County. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_114

Secondary schools Little Rock, Arkansas_section_15

Public schools Little Rock, Arkansas_section_16

Little Rock is home to both the Arkansas School for the Blind (ASB) and the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD), which are state-run schools operated by the Board of Trustees of the ASB–ASD. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_115

In addition, eStem Public Charter High School and LISA Academy provide tuition-free public education as charter schools. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_116

The city's comprehensive public school system is operated by the Little Rock School District (LRSD). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_117

As of 2012, the district consists of 64 schools with more schools being built. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_118

As of the 2009–2010 school year, the district has enrollment of 25,685. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_119

It has 5 high schools, 8 middle schools, 31 elementary schools, 1 early childhood (pre-kindergarten) center, 2 alternative schools, 1 adult education center, 1 accelerated learning center, 1 career-technical center, and about 3,800 employees. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_120

LRSD public high schools include: Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_121

The Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) serves parts of Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_122

PCSSD high schools are located in the city such as: Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_123

Private schools Little Rock, Arkansas_section_17

Various private schools are located in Little Rock, such as: Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_124

Little Rock previously had a Catholic high school for African-Americans, St. Bartholomew High School; it closed in 1964. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_125

The Catholic grade school St. Bartholomew School, also established for African-Americans, closed in 1974. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_126

The Our Lady of Good Counsel School closed in 2006. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_127

Public libraries Little Rock, Arkansas_section_18

The Central Arkansas Library System comprises the main building downtown and numerous branches throughout the city, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Perryville, Sherwood and Wrightsville. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_128

The Pulaski County Law Library is at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_129

Notable places Little Rock, Arkansas_section_19

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  • American Taekwondo Association World Headquarters. The American Taekwondo Association [ATA] is based in Little Rock where it hosts the World Taekwondo Championships each summer. The ATA World Headquarters is also headquarters for all of the Songahm Taekwondo organizations such as the American Taekwondo Association, the Songahm Taekwondo Federation and the World Traditional Taekwondo Union. These combined organizations have millions of members in the US and worldwide.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_17
  • Arkansas River TrailLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_2_18
  • Arkansas State Capitol – a neo-classical structure with many restored interior spaces, constructed from 1899 to 1915.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_19
  • Big Dam Bridge – The longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America that has never been used by cars or trucks.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_20
  • Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Andrew (1878-1881)Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_21
  • Clinton Presidential LibraryLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_2_22
  • Heifer InternationalLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_2_23
  • Little Rock MarathonLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_2_24
  • Little Rock Zoo – Consists of at least 725 animals and over 200 species.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_25
  • Pinnacle Mountain State ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_2_26
  • Willow Springs Water Park – one of the first water theme parks in the U.S. built in 1928.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_27
  • A poster traced back to the Cicada 3301 mystery was discovered in downtown Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_2_28

Sports Little Rock, Arkansas_section_20

Little Rock, Arkansas_table_general_1

ClubLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_1_0_0 LeagueLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_1_0_1 VenueLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_1_0_2 EstablishedLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_1_0_3 ChampionshipsLittle Rock, Arkansas_header_cell_1_0_4
Arkansas TravelersLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_1_0 Texas LeagueLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_1_1 Dickey-Stephens ParkLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_1_2 1963 (played as the Little Rock Travelers from 1887-1961)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_1_3 7Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_1_4
Little Rock RangersLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_2_0 USL League TwoLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_2_1 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_2_2 2016Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_2_3 0Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_2_4
Little Rock TrojansLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_3_0 NCAA Division I (Sun Belt Conference)Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_3_1 Jack Stephens Center and Gary Hogan FieldLittle Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_3_2 1927Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_3_3 3Little Rock, Arkansas_cell_1_3_4

Little Rock is home to the Arkansas Travelers. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_130

They are the AA professional Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Seattle Mariners in the Texas League. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_131

The Travelers played their last game in Little Rock at Ray Winder Field on September 3, 2006, and moved into Dickey-Stephens Park in nearby North Little Rock in April 2007. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_132

The Little Rock Rangers soccer club of the National Premier Soccer League played their inaugural seasons in 2016 & 2017 for the men's and women's teams respectively. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_133

Home games are played at War Memorial Stadium. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_134

Little Rock was also home to the Arkansas Twisters (later Arkansas Diamonds) of Arena Football 2 and Indoor Football League and the Arkansas RimRockers of the American Basketball Association and NBA Development League. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_135

Both of these teams played at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_136

The city is also home to the Little Rock Trojans, the athletic program of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_137

The majority of the school's athletic teams are housed in the Jack Stephens Center, which opened in 2005. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_138

The Trojans play in the Sun Belt Conference, where the Arkansas State Red Wolves are their chief rival. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_139

Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium plays host to at least one University of Arkansas Razorback football game each year. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_140

The stadium is known for being in the middle of a golf course. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_141

Each fall, the city closes the golf course on Razorback football weekends for fans to tailgate. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_142

It is estimated that over 80,000 people are present for the tailgating activities on these weekends. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_143

War Memorial also hosts the Arkansas High School football state championships, and starting in the fall of 2006 hosts one game apiece for the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_144

Arkansas State University also plays at the stadium from time to time. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_145

Little Rock was a host of the First and Second Rounds of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_146

It has also been a host of the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_147

The now defunct Arkansas RiverBlades and Arkansas GlacierCats, both minor-league hockey teams, were located in the Little Rock area. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_148

The GlacierCats of the now defunct Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) played in Little Rock at Barton Coliseum while the RiverBlades of the ECHL played at the Verizon Arena. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_149

Little Rock is home to the Grande Maumelle Sailing Club. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_150

Established in 1959, the club hosts multiple regattas during the year on both Lake Maumelle and the Arkansas River. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_151

Little Rock is also home to the Little Rock Marathon, held on the first Saturday of March every year since 2003. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_152

The marathon features the world's largest medal given to marathon participants. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_153

Media Little Rock, Arkansas_section_21

See also: List of newspapers in Arkansas, List of radio stations in Arkansas, and List of television stations in Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_154

Print Little Rock, Arkansas_section_22

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is the largest newspaper in the city, as well as the state. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_155

As of March 31, 2006, Sunday circulation is 275,991 copies, while daily (Monday-Saturday) circulation is 180,662, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_156

The monthly magazine Arkansas Life is part of the newspaper's niche publications division, and began publication in September 2008. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_157

From 2007 to 2015, the newspaper also published the free tabloid Sync Weekly. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_158

Beginning in 2020, the ADG ceased weekday publication of the newspaper and moved to an exclusive online version. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_159

The only physical newspaper that the Democrat-Gazette now publishes is a Sunday edition. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_160

Daily legal and real estate news is also provided Monday through Friday in the Daily Record. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_161

Healthcare news covered by Healthcare Journal of Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_162

Entertainment and political coverage is provided weekly in Arkansas Times. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_163

Business and economics news is published weekly in Arkansas Business. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_164

Entertainment, Political, Business, and Economics news is published Monthly in "Arkansas Talks" Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_165

In addition to area newspapers, the Little Rock market is served by a variety of magazines covering diverse interests. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_166

The publications are: Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_167

Television Little Rock, Arkansas_section_23

Many television networks have local affiliates in Little Rock, in addition to numerous independent stations. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_168

As for cable TV services, Comcast has a monopoly over Little Rock and much of Pulaski County. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_169

Some suburbs have the option of having Comcast, Charter or other cable companies. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_170

Television stations in the Little Rock area include: Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_171

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Infrastructure Little Rock, Arkansas_section_24

Healthcare Little Rock, Arkansas_section_25

Hospitals in Little Rock include: Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_172

Transportation Little Rock, Arkansas_section_26

List of highways Little Rock, Arkansas_section_27

Little Rock is served by two primary Interstate Highways and four [[Interstate_Highway_System#Auxiliary_(three-digit)_Interstates_(contiguous_U.S. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_173

)|auxiliary Interstates]]. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_174

Interstate 40 (I-40) passes through North Little Rock to the north, and I-30 enters the city from the south, terminating at I-40 in the north of the Arkansas River. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_175

Shorter routes designed to accommodate the flow of urban traffic across town include I-430, which bypasses the city to the west, I-440, which serves the eastern part of Little Rock including Clinton National Airport, and I-630 which runs east–west through the city, connecting west Little Rock with the central business district. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_176

I-530 runs southeast to Pine Bluff as a spur route. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_177

U.S. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_178 Route 70 (US 70 parallels I-40 into North Little Rock before multiplexing with I-30 at the Broadway exit (exit 141B). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_179

US 67 and US 167 share the same route from the northeast before splitting. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_180

US 67 and US 70 multiplex with I-30 to the southwest. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_181

US 167 multiplexes with US 65 and I-530 to the southeast. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_182

Rail Little Rock, Arkansas_section_28

See also: Little Rock (Amtrak station) Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_183

Amtrak serves the city twice daily via the Texas Eagle, with northbound service to Chicago and southbound service to San Antonio, as well as numerous intermediate points. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_184

Through service to Los Angeles and intermediate points operates three times a week. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_185

The train carries coaches, a sleeping car, a dining car, and a Sightseer Lounge car. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_186

Reservations are required. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_187

Aviation Little Rock, Arkansas_section_29

Main article: Clinton National Airport Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_188

Seven airlines serve 14 national/international gateway cities, e.g. Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, Orlando etc. from Clinton National Airport. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_189

In 2006 they carried approximately 2.1 million passengers on approximately 116 daily flights to and from Little Rock. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_190

In July 2017, a seventh airline, Frontier Airlines, announced that they would be resuming scheduled operations to Denver in 2018. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_191

Bus Little Rock, Arkansas_section_30

Greyhound Lines serves Dallas and Memphis, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_192

Jefferson Lines serves Fort Smith, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_193

These carriers operate out of the North Little Rock bus station. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_194

Public transportation Little Rock, Arkansas_section_31

Main article: Rock Region Metro Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_195

Within the city, public bus service is provided by the Rock Region Metro, which until 2015 was named the Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA). Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_196

As of January 2010, CATA operated 23 regular fixed routes, 3 express routes, as well as special events shuttle buses and paratransit service for disabled persons. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_197

Of the 23 fixed-route services, 16 offer daily service, 6 offer weekday service with limited service on Saturday, and one route runs exclusively on weekdays. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_198

The three express routes run on weekday mornings and afternoons. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_199

Since November 2004, downtown areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock have been additionally served by the Metro Streetcar system (formerly the River Rail Electric Streetcar), also operated by Rock Region Metro. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_200

The Streetcar is a 3.4-mile (5.5 km)-long heritage streetcar system that runs from the North Little Rock City Hall and throughout downtown Little Rock before crossing over to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_201

The streetcar line has fourteen stops and a fleet of five cars with a daily ridership of around 350. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_202

Modal characteristics Little Rock, Arkansas_section_32

According to the 2016 American Community Survey, 82.9 percent of working Little Rock residents commuted by driving alone, 8.9 percent carpooled, 1.1 percent used public transportation, and 1.8 percent walked. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_203

About 1.3 percent commuted by all other means of transportation, including taxi, bicycle, and motorcycle. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_204

About 4 percent worked out of the home. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_205

In 2015, 8.2 percent of city of Little Rock households were without a car, which increased slightly to 8.9 percent in 2016. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_206

The national average was 8.7 percent in 2016. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_207

Little Rock averaged 1.58 cars per household in 2016, compared to a national average of 1.8 per household. Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_208

Notable people Little Rock, Arkansas_section_33

See also: List of people from Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas_sentence_209

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  • Matt Besser (born 1967), improvisational comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_29
  • Kevin Brockmeier (born 1972), author of fantasy and literary fictionLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_3_30
  • Florence Price (born 1887) classical composerLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_3_31
  • Bill Clinton (born 1946), former President of the United States and former governor of the state, lived in the city.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_32
  • Hillary Clinton (born 1947), American PoliticianLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_3_33
  • Chelsea Clinton (born 1980), daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was born in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_34
  • John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950), Pulitzer Prize-winning Imagist poet and author, was born in Little Rock. The Fletcher Branch Library of the Central Arkansas Library System is named after him.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_35
  • Will Hastings (born 1996), an American football player for the New England Patriots, born and raised in Little Rock, and graduated from Pulaski Academy.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_36
  • Bill Hicks (1961–1994), American comedian and social critic, died at his parents' home in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_37
  • Amy Lee (born 1981) lead vocalist of rock/metal band Evanescence attended high school in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_38
  • The Little Rock Nine, group of nine African American students who were enrolled in 1957 in Little Rock Central High School and were initially prevented by the state government from entering the racially segregated school. The group was ultimately allowed to attend after the federal government intervened. Among other accomplishments and accolades, they all received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1958 and the Congressional Gold Medal from President Bill Clinton in 1999.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_39
  • Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964), U.S. general, was born in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_40
  • James Smith McDonnell —Aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_41
  • Sanford N. McDonnell —Engineer, businessman and philanthropist; former Chairman and CEO of McDonnell Douglas.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_42
  • Kyle Milliken (born 1989), computer hacker and email spammer responsible for breaching Imgur, Kickstarter and Quora.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_43
  • Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991), cellist and advocate for avant-garde music born in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_44
  • Brooks Robinson (born 1937), Hall of Fame 3rd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Born in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1955.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_45
  • Winthrop Rockefeller (1912–1973), businessman, philanthropist, and the first Republican governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction and the grandson of John D. Rockefeller, lived in the city and in Conway County.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_46
  • Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist. Born in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_47
  • Sheryl Underwood (born 1963), Emmy-winning co-host of The Talk, stand-up comedian, and actress, was born in Little Rock.Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_48
  • Sam Walton (born 1918), American Businessman and Entrepreneur, died in Little Rock, AR in 1992 (Aged 74)Little Rock, Arkansas_item_3_49
  • Bobo Brazil (July 10, 1924 – January 20, 1998) the first successful African-American professional wrestlers From Little RockLittle Rock, Arkansas_item_3_50

Sister cities Little Rock, Arkansas_section_34

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  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan  – 1983Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_51
  • Hanam, Gyeonggi, South Korea – 1992Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_52
  • Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China – 1994Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_53
  • Ragusa, Sicily, Italy (Emeritus)Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_54
  • Mons, Belgium (Emeritus)Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_55
  • Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico (Emeritus)Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_56
  • Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  – 2017Little Rock, Arkansas_item_4_57

Friendship cities Little Rock, Arkansas_section_35

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See also Little Rock, Arkansas_section_36

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