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Foreman, Arkansas
Foreman City Hall
Foreman City Hall
Location of Foreman in Little River County, Arkansas.
Location of Foreman in Little River County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Little River
Area
 • Total 1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Land 1.98 sq mi (5.12 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
417 ft (127 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 977
 • Density 494.18/sq mi (190.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71836
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-24250
GNIS feature ID 0071657
Entrance sign to Foreman, AR, Recreation Park IMG 8493
Sign at Foreman Recreation Park

Foreman is a small city in Little River County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Foreman is located at 33°43′16″N 94°23′49″W / 33.72111°N 94.39694°W / 33.72111; -94.39694 (33.721213, -94.396888).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2).2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.51% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,173
1980 1,377 17.4%
1990 1,267 −8.0%
2000 1,125 −11.2%
2010 1,011 −10.1%
2020 977 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Foreman racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 577 59.06%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 263 26.92%
Native American 32 3.28%
Asian 2 0.2%
Other/Mixed 59 6.04%
Hispanic or Latino 44 4.5%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 977 people, 552 households, and 305 families residing in the city.

Education

Public educatIon for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Foreman School District, including Foreman High School (grades 7 through 12) and Foreman Elementary School (kindergarten through sixth grade).

Notable people

  • Marion H. Crank, former state representative and Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives who was the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 1968, having been narrowly defeated by incumbent Republican Winthrop Rockefeller.
  • Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis, blues singer and guitarist
  • Charles Jackson French, World War II Hero
  • James T. Horn, country music singer
  • Tracy Lawrence, country music singer
  • Marshall Wright, Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from St. Francis County; graduated from Foreman High School
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