Zip Code 72326 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameColt
Zip Code StateArkansas
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Saint Francis
Secondary County: Cross
Area Code327 / 870
Current Population:2267
Racial Majority: 67.98%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 73.3%
Unemployment Rate:5.7%
Median Household Income$36735
Average Adjusted Gross Income$42900
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time22.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Standard Time
Elevation Range203 - 361 ft.
Area92 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.11283300, -90.89469100

Zip Code 72326 Description

Zip Code 72326 is located in the state of Arkansas in the Memphis metro area. Zip code 72326 is primarily located in Saint Francis County. Portions of 72326 are also located in Cross County. The official US Postal Service name for 72326 is COLT, Arkansas. Portions of zip code 72326 are contained within or border the city limits of Caldwell, AR, Colt, AR, and Forrest City, AR. The area code for zip code 72326 is 870. 72326 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Arkansas.

The current unemployment level in 72326 is 5.7% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.0% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.8% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 72326 increased to 2267 from 2210 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 72326 is while the majority ethnicity attending 72326 public schools is Black. 90% of students in 72326 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1155 67.98% 1620 -29%
 Black Or African American 500 29.43% 585 -15%
 Hispanic 44 2.59% 33 +33%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 10 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 4 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 15 0% 15 -100%

Zip Code 72326 Race/Ethnicity

 White 23.3%
 Black Or African American 73.3%
 Hispanic 3.3%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0%

Zip Code 72326 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population22672210
Male Population50.30%
Female Population49.70%
Total Households938
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$36735
Income Under $50K Per Year67.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year26.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.40%
72326 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Arkansas District 1Rick CrawfordRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Arkansas Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$112000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$52960
Current Unemployment Level 5.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.1%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.9%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 73g - Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 72326 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)29324150596771686150403350
Avg Max Temp (°F)46526171808891908375605171
Avg Precip (In.)3.743.755.015.485.243.833.252.873.263.615.165.0850.28
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Forrest City, AR
CBSA Type72326
CBSA Population28744
Time ZoneCentral Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours