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Community Profile

Location
Cabot, the largest city in Lonoke County was founded in 1873. It is nestled in the heart of Central Arkansas just 20 minutes north of the Capital City of Little Rock. Cabot is conveniently located on US 67/167, a four-lane divided highway that makes the city easily accessible from both the north and south. Latitude34-974-N, Longitude 92-016W. Average elevation is 299 feet.

Climate
Mean daily high temperature: 72 degrees Fahrenheit
Mean daily low temperature: 52 degrees Fahrenheit
Mean daily normal humidity (noon): 57 percent
Mean daily normal humidity (midnight): 77 percent
Max temperature 90 degrees Fahrenheit and over: 75 days
Min temperature 32 degrees Fahrenheit and under: 46 days

Highways
State Highways 67/167; 5; 89; 367; 38; 321
Nearest Interstates I-30 and I-40, 20 minutes to the south.

Population
1990 Census - 9,225
2000 Census - 15,261
2006 Special Census - 22,092
2010 Census - 23,776

Population by Age
0-19: 30.3%
20-44: 36.6%
45-64: 24.1%
65 and above: 9.1%
Median Age: 33.3%

Education Attainment
Less than high school: 9%
High school graduate or higher: 91%
Associated Degree: 10%
Bachelors Degree or higher: 15%

Industry – Employment by category
Agriculture, forestry, etc.: 22
Construction: 447
Manufacturing: 860
Wholesale trade: 25
Retail Trade: 818
Transportation, etc.: 653
Information: 163
Financial, etc.: 575
Professional, administrative: 542
Educational, health services: 1,499
Arts, entertainment: 400
Other: 305
Public administration: 697

Unemployment Rate
Lonoke County: 6.6%
Arkansas: 7.4%

Average Household Income $72,281

Average Home Price $145,060

Government Mayor-Council

Planning and Zoning Yes

Fire Protection
Fire Chief Phil Robinson
32 paid firemen
4 Part-time firemen
4 fire stations
15 units
Class 3 fire rating

Police protection
Police Chief Jackie Davis
36 paid policemen 34 units

City and County Taxes
Property Tax The state of Arkansas does not have a property tax; however, Arkansas cities and counties do collect a property tax, which is the principal source of revenue for funding public schools.

The tax is calculated based on 20 percent of the fair market value of real and personal property and the average annual value of merchants’ stocks and/or manufacturers’ inventories. Millage rate by individual school districts are used to compute the amount of the tax.

Millage rates are as follows:
Lonoke County: .0064
City of Cabot: .0035
Cabot Independent School District: .0395

 

 

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