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Leachville, Arkansas
Water tower in Leachville
Water tower in Leachville
Location of Leachville in Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Location of Leachville in Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Mississippi
Area
 • Total 4.40 sq mi (11.40 km2)
 • Land 4.40 sq mi (11.40 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
240 ft (73 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,039
 • Density 463.09/sq mi (178.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72438
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-39010
GNIS feature ID 0058049

Leachville is a city in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,039 at the 2020 census. Leachville was incorporated in 1916.

Geography

Leachville is located at 35°55′53″N 90°15′16″W / 35.93139°N 90.25444°W / 35.93139; -90.25444 (35.931381, -90.254433).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.

This area is home to the BIC Mustangs.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,157
1940 1,076 −7.0%
1950 1,230 14.3%
1960 1,507 22.5%
1970 1,582 5.0%
1980 1,882 19.0%
1990 1,743 −7.4%
2000 1,981 13.7%
2010 1,993 0.6%
2020 2,039 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Leachville racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,656 81.22%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 15 0.74%
Native American 3 0.15%
Asian 2 0.1%
Other/Mixed 97 4.76%
Hispanic or Latino 266 13.05%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,039 people, 971 households, and 654 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,993 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 85.6% White, 0.3% Black, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian and 1.3% from two or more races. 12.6% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Education

The Buffalo Island Central School District, which operates Buffalo Island Central High School, serves Leachville. The school's mascot is the mustang.

The Buffalo Island Central School District was established on July 1, 1984. Until that point the Leachville School District served the community; on that day it merged with the Monette School District to form the current school district.

Notable person

  • Dave Wallace, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Mississippi and Poinsett counties since 2015; member of the Leachville City Council, 2010-2014
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