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Location of Lepanto in Poinsett County, Arkansas.
|• 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)|
|• Density||1,107.42/sq mi (427.62/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|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.
Lepanto is located at(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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||233||13.45%|
|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.
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.
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.
- 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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