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Foreman, Arkansas
Foreman City Hall
Foreman City Hall
Location in Little River County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Little River County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Little River
 • Total 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 • Land 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 417 ft (127 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,011
 • Density 505.5/sq mi (198.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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.


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.


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%
Est. 2015 951 −5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,125 people, 490 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 573.7 people per square mile (221.6/km²). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 288.6/sq mi (111.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.29% White, 27.29% Black or African American, 1.96% Native American, 1.07% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 490 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,176, and the median income for a family was $29,231. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,202. About 18.2% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 34.3% of those age 65.


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
  • 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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