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Paragould is a city in Greene County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derived from the names of the two railroad presidents -- "Para" for J. W. Paramore and "Gould" for Jay Gould

The latitude of Paragould is 36.058N. The longitude is -90.497W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 302 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,888.


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Median household income
Local
$30,815
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paragould demographic reports
Junction of two railroads, the Missouri Pacific and the Cotton Belt
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Iris DeMent, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Loose Caboose Festival - May 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paragould web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Crowley's Ridge State Park, Lake Frierson State Park
Colleges and universities: Crowley's Ridge College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Paragould demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Greene County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72450 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Paragould residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paragould ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paragould was $18,076, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Paragould residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Paragould, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.


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Libraries in Paragould include Greene County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Paragould include Paragould Daily Press

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Greene County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paragould political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Paragould workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Paragould between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Paragould include Best Western Rustic Inn, Ramada Inn.

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Paragould, AR

Pros: Great place to live and raise your kids...

Cons: \No railroad overpass, but fixed since I lived there.

This is a good place to Live, eat, survive all things.

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