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Faulkner County
Faulkner County Courthouse
Faulkner County Courthouse
Flag of Faulkner County
Official seal of Faulkner County
Map of Arkansas highlighting Faulkner County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
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Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
Founded April 12, 1873
Named for Sandford C. Faulkner
Seat Conway
Largest city Conway
 • Total 664 sq mi (1,720 km2)
 • Land 648 sq mi (1,680 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (40 km2)  2.4%%
 • Total 113,237
 • Estimate 
 • Density 170.54/sq mi (65.84/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Faulkner County is located in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 113,237, making it the fifth most populous of Arkansas's 75 counties. The county seat and largest city is Conway. Faulkner County was created on April 12, 1873, one of nine counties formed during Reconstruction, and is named for Sandford C. Faulkner, better known as Sandy Faulkner, a popular figure in the state at the time.

Located at the intersection of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley, the county was sparsely populated for much of its early years. Largely a county of rural settlements, growth came slowly following the Civil War and Reconstruction. The college known today as University of Central Arkansas was established in 1907, but population continued to grow slowly. The growth of Little Rock and the construction of Interstate 40 have made Conway and other parts of Faulkner County into bedroom communities for the state capitol. Today Faulkner County is included in the Central Arkansas metro area, with Conway as a principal city.



Faulkner County was formed from parts of Conway and Pulaski counties on April 12, 1873, and is named after Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner who was the composer of the popular fiddle tune "The Arkansas Traveler".


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 664 square miles (1,720 km2), of which 648 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.4%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-40 (AR).svg Interstate 40
  • US 64.svg U.S. Highway 64
  • US 65.svg U.S. Highway 65
  • Arkansas 25.svg Highway 25
  • Arkansas 36.svg Highway 36
  • Arkansas 60.svg Highway 60
  • Arkansas 89.svg Highway 89

Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 12,786
1890 18,342 43.5%
1900 20,780 13.3%
1910 23,708 14.1%
1920 27,681 16.8%
1930 28,381 2.5%
1940 25,880 −8.8%
1950 25,289 −2.3%
1960 24,303 −3.9%
1970 31,572 29.9%
1980 46,192 46.3%
1990 60,006 29.9%
2000 86,014 43.3%
2010 113,237 31.6%
2019 (est.) 126,007 11.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2016
USA Faulkner County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Faulkner County

2020 census

Faulkner County racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 92,573 74.96%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 14,274 11.56%
Native American 562 0.46%
Asian 1,461 1.18%
Pacific Islander 61 0.05%
Other/Mixed 7,777 6.3%
Hispanic or Latino 6,790 5.5%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 123,498 people, 47,389 households, and 31,590 families residing in the county.





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Townships in Faulkner County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Faulkner County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.



Public education

Publicly funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

  • Conway School District, which includes Conway High School, Conway
  • Greenbrier School District, which includes Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier
  • Guy–Perkins School District, which includes Guy–Perkins High School, Guy
  • Mayflower School District, which includes Mayflower High School, Mayflower
  • Mount Vernon–Enola School District, which includes Mount Vernon–Enola High School, Mount Vernon
  • Vilonia School District, which includes Vilonia High School, Vilonia

Private education

Privately funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

  • St. Joseph High School, Conway
  • Conway Christian School (Conway, Arkansas)

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