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Greenbrier, Arkansas
Location of Greenbrier in Faulkner County, Arkansas.
Location of Greenbrier in Faulkner County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Faulkner
Area
 • Total 7.93 sq mi (20.55 km2)
 • Land 7.93 sq mi (20.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
361 ft (110 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,707
 • Density 719.22/sq mi (277.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72058
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-28510
GNIS feature ID 0077068

Greenbrier is a city in Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,706 at the 2010 census, up from 3,042 at the 2000 census.

History

Prior to European settlement, Native American tribes, including the Quapaw and later the Cherokee, lived in the area. Several historical figures of the Wild West such as Jim Bowie and Jesse James passed through the Greenbrier region toward Oklahoma and Texas. The Wiley brothers settled near East Fork Cadron around 1818, about 8 miles (13 km) east of today's Greenbrier. In 1837, Jonathan Hardin settled near the Wiley settlement. Also in the early 19th century, the Casharagos settled north of Greenbrier in the present community of Republican.

The town was named for the greenbriar vines which grew along the creek through the town. Greenbrier is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Conway on Highway 65. Recent years have seen continued growth as Greenbrier becomes a bedroom community for Conway.

Geography

Greenbrier is located in northwestern Faulkner County at 35°13′46″N 92°23′21″W / 35.22944°N 92.38917°W / 35.22944; -92.38917 (35.229444, -92.389052).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.5 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 375
1960 401 6.9%
1970 582 45.1%
1980 1,423 144.5%
1990 2,130 49.7%
2000 3,042 42.8%
2010 4,706 54.7%
2020 5,707 21.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Greenbrier racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 5,030 88.14%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 86 1.51%
Native American 31 0.54%
Asian 23 0.4%
Pacific Islander 2 0.04%
Other/Mixed 334 5.85%
Hispanic or Latino 201 3.52%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,707 people, 2,014 households, and 1,365 families residing in the city.

Earthquake swarm

On February 27, 2011, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit just outside Greenbrier. The quake was felt in several adjacent states, and as far away as Iowa. A swarm of almost 800 earthquakes have hit Arkansas since September 2010.

Education

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is primarily provided by the Greenbrier School District, which leads to graduation from Greenbrier High School. Greenbrier was ranked #1 School District in the State.

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