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Quick facts about Clarksville
County: Johnson County
Zip Code: 72830
Area Code: 479
The unemployment rate in Clarksville is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.3%). Recent job growth is positive. In 2015 Hanesbrands announced a 120 job expansion project. Clarksville jobs have increased by 0.11%.
Baldor Electric Motors (ABB)
Clarksville Shoe Company
Bright Harvest Sweet Potato
Cost of Living
Compared to the rest of the country, Clarksville's cost of living is approximately 20% lower than the U.S. average.
According to City-Data.com, the 2013 population in Clarksville was 9,324 people. From the 2000 to the 2010 U.S. Census, there was population growth of 19% (city) and 12% (county) compared with 9.1% growth for the state.
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
Clarksville is conveniently located directly midway between the two largest population centers of the state (Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas) and offers central living advantages.
Clarksville is situated directly on Interstate 40 which connects North Carolina to California and all points in between.
According to the Arkansas Highway Department the average daily vehicle count along I-40 is just under 30,000.
The median home cost in Clarksville is $88,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.5%.
School systems in Johnson County include Clarksville, Lamar, Oark (Jasper), and Westside.
Clarksville has recently been recognized by US News and World Report as a Bronze Medal school.
- Aquatic Park opened summer of 2013 that has become a regional draw into the community
- Strategic Economic Development Plan (Blueprint) commissioned by city in 2009
- Home of University of the Ozarks
- Less than 25 minutes drive to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville
- Home of Johnson Regional Medical Center
- Spadra Creek Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile biking/walking/running trail that begins at the UofO campus, wraps around downtown and ends at the I-40 and Rogers Ave intersection. The city will soon begin construction on an extension that will connect the trail to the Clarksville schools as well as to the city of Lamar.
- Some of the best bass and crappie fishing in the state can be found right here at Spadra Creek which feeds into Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River.
The Johnson Regional Medical Center provides quality health care in a supportive environment. JRMC is a not-for-profit institution and all reserves in excess of expenses are reinvested in enhanced health care for our community. In recent years, several million dollars in new services and equipment have been added, including a 35,000 sq ft, 80-bed expansion that houses a state of the art emergency department, new radiology facilities, five surgery suites and a new registration area. Other recent additions include a helical CT, on-site MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and sophisticated laparoscopic surgery procedures. This progress was accomplished while maintaining some of the lowest fees in Arkansas. Although these services are not uncommon, they are not typically found in hospitals our size. A 9,000 sq ft Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Unit is also part of our continuous work towards providing our community with the best possible health care.
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax
The state has no property tax, but taxes on property are levied annually by cities and counties. Taking 20 percent of the market value arrives at the assessed value of real and personal property. Current tax rates are as follows:
Total Rural & City
# 7 Oark
#40 Coal Hill
Personal Income Tax
Individuals, estates and trusts residing within Arkansas or deriving income from within the state, and nonresidents deriving income from within the state are subject to a state income tax. The rates on net taxable income are as follows:
Next $ 6,000
$25,000 or over
Local Sales and Use Tax
City of Clarksville 2%
Johnson County 1%
State of Arkansas 6.5%
Total in Corporate Limits 9.5%
Hamburger Tax 1%
Hotel Tax 2%
Cost of Living
Compared to the rest of the country, Clarksville's cost of living is 20.2% lower than the U.S. average. In 2011, Southern Business and Development magazine noted "Arkansas's Rural Regions Fared Better than any Southern State in Recent Recession" going on to say "Why are Arkansas's rural areas faring so much better than just about all of the states in South? There is no one answer to that question, yet business retention has to be a factor."
Clarksville Light & Water (479) 754-3148
Coal Hill Water Dept (479) 497-2204
Horsehead Water Users Assoc (479) 754-8420
Lamar Water Dept (479) 754-3865
CenturyLink (800) 201-4099
Suddenlink (877) 778-2486
Frequently Dialed Numbers
Marvin Vinson Recreation Center
1611 Oakland St
Clarksville Aquatic Center
1611 Oakland St
Clarksville Recycling Center
1410 W Oakland St
Johnson County Library
No 2 Taylor Circle
US Post Office
200 W Sevier St
Arkansas State Revenue Office
1140 S Rogers