Walnut Ridge is a city located in Lawrence County, Arkansas in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,925. The city is the county seat of Lawrence County
In the city the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $28,953, and the median income for a family is $36,735. Males have a median income of $27,458 versus $20,169 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,974. 13.6% of the population and 10.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.9% of those under the age of 18 and 18.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
lies in far Western reaches of the Central Mississippi Delta near the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Hoxie is a quiet, self-sustaining residential city interested in providing it's citizens the best possible services along with the highest quality supporting benefits available.
Growth in population (year 1990 - 2676 to year 2000 - 2817 or 5.3%) as well as business growth is sustainable.
|Population adjacent to Hoxie is:|
|- within a 2 mile radius - 8,000|
- within a 15 mile radius - 16,000
- within a 30 mile radius - 150,000
Hoxie is the crossroads for major highways (US 63 & US 67) and railways (Burlington Northern / Santa Fe & Union Pacific).
Hoxie Public School is widely accepted as one of the best educational facilities in the area. Several teachers as well as students have recently received national recognition in both academic and extra curricular activities.
Hoxie is well represented by the religious community with 8 churches of various faiths.
Recreational activities in the Hoxie area include excellent fishing and boating, duck & goose hunting and white tail deer hunting.