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Little Rock, Arkansas
Location in Pulaski County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Pulaski County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pulaski
 • Total 4.07 sq mi (10.54 km2)
 • Land 3.89 sq mi (10.07 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
272 ft (83 m)
 • Total 712
 • Density 183.03/sq mi (70.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-68330
GNIS feature ID 0058722

Sweet Home is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 849 at the 2010 census. It is part of the 'Little Rock-North Little Rock-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area'.


Sweet Home is located at 34°40′53″N 92°14′36″W / 34.68139°N 92.24333°W / 34.68139; -92.24333 (34.681478, -92.243445).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which, 3.9 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (2.72%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,070
2010 849 −20.7%
2020 712 −16.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Sweet Home racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 150 21.07%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 500 70.22%
Asian 4 0.56%
Other/Mixed 26 3.65%
Hispanic or Latino 32 4.49%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 712 people, 259 households, and 125 families residing in the CDP.


Sweet Home was the site of the Arkansas Confederate Soldiers' Home from 1890 to 1955, but the home was moved to the grounds of the Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Little Rock from 1955-1963. The Hanger Cottin Gin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Pulaski County Special School District has its administrative headquarters in Sweet Home. Also, Mills Middle School and Mills University Studies High School which opened a new building in the fall of 2018 are based here.

Sweet Home is zoned to College Station Elementary School, Fuller Middle School, and Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School.

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