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Maumelle, Arkansas
Location of Maumelle in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Location of Maumelle in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
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Coordinates: 34°51′13″N 92°24′24″W / 34.85361°N 92.40667°W / 34.85361; -92.40667Coordinates: 34°51′13″N 92°24′24″W / 34.85361°N 92.40667°W / 34.85361; -92.40667
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pulaski
Founded 1974
Incorporated 1985
Area
 • City 13.32 sq mi (34.49 km2)
 • Land 12.08 sq mi (31.28 km2)
 • Water 1.24 sq mi (3.22 km2)
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City 19,251
 • Density 1,594.15/sq mi (615.50/km2)
 • Metro
729,135 ('14) (Little Rock)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
72113, 72118
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-44600
GNIS feature ID 0067577

Maumelle is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 17,163. The city is located northwest of Little Rock, bordering the opposite shore of the Arkansas River and is part of the Little Rock metropolitan area.

History

Maumelle was founded by Jess Odom with federal assistance from the Urban Growth and New Community Development Act.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.05 square miles (31.2 km2), of which 8.8 square miles (23 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (5.07%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 6,714
2000 10,557 57.2%
2010 17,163 62.6%
2020 19,251 12.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Maumelle belongs to the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,163 people, 6,531 households, and 3,174 families residing in the city. The population density was 463.2/km2 (1,199.3/mi2). There were 4,294 housing units at an average density of 188.4/km2 (487.8/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.9% White, 12.1% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,531 households, out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,826, and the median income for a family was $82,122. Males had a median income of $50,220 versus $35,461 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,453. 5.3% of the population and 1.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 15.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Attractions

Maumelle has two recreational lakes, Lake Willastein and Lake Valencia, both surrounded by parkland, bicycle trails, and wooden bridges. Picnicking and fishing are available at both lakes. The Maumelle Veterans Memorial was formally dedicated on April 8, 2006, and is located on the shores of Lake Willastein.

The city has one of the most extensive municipal bicycle trail systems in Arkansas (13 miles) that offers access to wooded greenbelts.

The 4,226-foot-long (1,288 m) Big Dam Bridge, the second-longest pedestrian bridge in the United States, is located three miles east of Maumelle along Highway 100 (Maumelle Boulevard). The 14-foot-wide (4.3 m) bridge was designed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and rises 65 feet (20 m) above the Arkansas River and Murray Lock and Dam. It is the longest pedestrian bridge in North America originally designed and built for that purpose. Pulaski County Judge "Buddy" Villines formally opened the bridge to the public on September 30, 2006.

Education

Public education is provided by the Pulaski County Special School District and the city is home to Pine Forest Elementary School (prekindergarten through grade 5), Maumelle Middle School (grades 6 through 8), and Maumelle High School (grades 9 through 12).

Other parts of the city are zoned to Crystal Hill Elementary.

Maumelle is also served by Maumelle Charter School (K-12) inside the city limits. Central Arkansas Christian Schools, a private middle school and high school, is located two miles east of the city limits.

Public libraries

The Maumelle Public Library, located at 10 Lakepoint Drive, is part of the Central Arkansas Library System.

Infrastructure

Water supply

Water in Maumelle is provided by Central Arkansas Water since March 1, 2016 when it acquired the former utility. All other utilities in the county use surface water from two reservoirs tapped by Central Arkansas Water.

Notable people

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