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Bryant, Arkansas
Motto(s): 
Geographical center of ARKANSAS"
Location of Bryant in Saline County, Arkansas.
Location of Bryant in Saline County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Saline
Area
 • Total 20.58 sq mi (53.31 km2)
 • Land 20.49 sq mi (53.08 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation
413 ft (126 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 20,663
 • Density 1,008.25/sq mi (389.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
72022, 72089
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-09460
GNIS feature ID 0057459

Bryant is a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city was 16,688. It is part of the Central Arkansas region.

Geography

Bryant is located at 34°36′49″N 92°29′29″W / 34.61361°N 92.49139°W / 34.61361; -92.49139 (34.613518, -92.491464).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (24 km2), of which, 9.1 square miles (24 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.33%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 113
1910 91 −19.5%
1920 132 45.1%
1930 162 22.7%
1940 173 6.8%
1950 387 123.7%
1960 737 90.4%
1970 1,199 62.7%
1980 2,682 123.7%
1990 5,269 96.5%
2000 9,764 85.3%
2010 16,688 70.9%
2020 20,663 23.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Bryant racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 14,512 70.23%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,177 15.38%
Native American 80 0.39%
Asian 473 2.29%
Pacific Islander 8 0.04%
Other/Mixed 1,037 5.02%
Hispanic or Latino 1,376 6.66%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 20,663 people, 8,203 households, and 5,260 families residing in the city.

Water supply

Bryant purchases treated surface water from Lake Maumelle and Lake Winona from Central Arkansas Water.

Education

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Bryant School District, with students graduating from Bryant High School.

Notable people

  • Karen Aston - women's basketball head coach, University of Texas
  • Travis Wood - Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Sean Michel - Musician
  • Natalie White - winner of reality TV show Survivor: Samoa
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