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Lepanto, Arkansas
Main Street Lepanto
Main Street Lepanto
Location of Lepanto in Poinsett County, Arkansas.
Location of Lepanto in Poinsett County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Poinsett
Area
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.05 km2)
 • Land 1.56 sq mi (4.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,732
 • Density 1,107.42/sq mi (427.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72354
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-39370
GNIS feature ID 0077476

Lepanto is a city in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,893 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lepanto was named for the Greek seaport of Lepanto, site of a great crusade sea battle in 1571. Lepanto was a site for the filming of the TV movie version of John Grisham's book A Painted House.

Geography

Lepanto is located at 35°36′38″N 90°20′6″W / 35.61056°N 90.33500°W / 35.61056; -90.33500 (35.610506, -90.335008).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 154
1920 986 540.3%
1930 1,195 21.2%
1940 1,198 0.3%
1950 1,683 40.5%
1960 1,157 −31.3%
1970 1,846 59.6%
1980 1,964 6.4%
1990 2,033 3.5%
2000 2,133 4.9%
2010 1,893 −11.3%
2020 1,732 −8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Lepanto racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,323 76.39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 233 13.45%
Native American 4 0.23%
Other/Mixed 82 4.73%
Hispanic or Latino 90 5.2%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,732 people, 713 households, and 533 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census Lepanto had a population of 1,893. The ethnic and racial makeup of the population was 79.3% non-Hispanic white, 14.8% African-American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1 Asian, 1.7% reporting two or more races, including 1.2% reporting being white and African-American, and 4.3% Hispanic.

Education

Lepanto is the home of the East Poinsett County School District that provides elementary and secondary education from prekindergarten through grade 12, with students graduating from East Poinsett County High School.

The Lepanto School District consolidated into the East Poinsett district on July 1, 1986.

Notable people

Terrapin Derby Festival 10-01-2011 Lepanto AR 046
2011 Terrapin Derby
  • James R. Hendrix- (1925–2002) Medal of Honor Recipient Battle of the Bulge 1944.
  • Marcus Monk - (1986 - ) football wide receiver drafted by the Chicago Bears, played for the Arkansas Razorbacks and has also been a member of the New York Giants.
  • Buddy Jewell - (1961- ) American country music singer, he was the first winner of the American television talent show Nashville Star.
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