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Jennette, Arkansas
Location of Jennette in Crittenden County and St. Francis County, Arkansas.
Location of Jennette in Crittenden County and St. Francis County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Crittenden, St. Francis
 • Total 2.27 sq mi (5.88 km2)
 • Land 2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
203 ft (62 m)
 • Total 118
 • Density 52.10/sq mi (20.11/km2)
Time zone UTC−06:00 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
FIPS code 05-35040
GNIS feature ID 1669458

Jennette is a town in Crittenden and St. Francis counties, Arkansas, United States. The population was 115 at the 2010 census.


Jennette is located in western Crittenden County at 35°9′59″N 90°24′42″W / 35.16639°N 90.41167°W / 35.16639; -90.41167 (35.166482, -90.411803). It occupies a rural area north of Interstate 40 that is 21 miles (34 km) west of downtown Memphis, Tennessee.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.36%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 184
2000 124 −32.6%
2010 115 −7.3%
2020 118 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 115 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 93.9% Black and 6.1% White.

As of the census of 2000, there were 124 people, 46 households, and 31 families living in the town. The population density was 22.0/km2 (57.0/mi2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 8.7/km2 (22.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 12.10% White and 87.90% Black or African American.

There were 46 households, out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,571. There were 20.7% of families and 45.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 71.9% of under eighteens and 28.6% of those over 64.


School districts portions of Jennette include the Earle School District, the Marion School District, and the West Memphis School District. The portion in St. Francis County was formerly served by the Hughes School District; On April 9, 2015, due to the low number of students in the Hughes district, the Arkansas Board of Education voted to consolidate the Hughes district into the West Memphis district 7-1.

The respective high schools of the districts are Earle High School, Marion High School, and Academies of West Memphis (formerly West Memphis High School). The Hughes district formerly operated Hughes High School.

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