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Junction City, Arkansas
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Location of Junction City in Union County, Arkansas.
Location of Junction City in Union County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Union
Area
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Land 1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
194 ft (59 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 503
 • Density 442.78/sq mi (170.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71749
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-36130
GNIS feature ID 0050762

Junction City is a city in Union County, Arkansas, United States, and is the twin city of neighboring Junction City, Louisiana. The population was 581 at the 2010 census.

First Bank of South AR, Junction City, AR lMG 2647
First Bank of South Arkansas at 131 North Main Street
First United Methodist Church, Junction City, AR IMG 2578
First United Methodist Church in Junction City

Geography

Junction City is located at 33°1′9″N 92°43′22″W / 33.01917°N 92.72278°W / 33.01917; -92.72278 (33.019174, -92.722915). It is the southernmost settlement in the state of Arkansas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,251
1910 1,065 −14.9%
1920 653 −38.7%
1930 814 24.7%
1940 797 −2.1%
1950 1,013 27.1%
1960 749 −26.1%
1970 763 1.9%
1980 813 6.6%
1990 674 −17.1%
2000 721 7.0%
2010 581 −19.4%
2020 503 −13.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Junction City racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 259 51.29%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 201 39.96%
Native American 4 0.8%
Asian 2 0.4%
Other/Mixed 29 5.77%
Hispanic or Latino 9 1.79%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 503 people, 271 households, and 202 families residing in the city.

Education

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Junction City School District, which includes:

  • Junction City Elementary School, serving prekindergarten through grade 6.
  • Junction City High School, serving grades 7 through 12.
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