Little Rock AFB
Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE Location Little Rock, Arkansas, about 15 miles south of the main gate of Little Rock Air Force Base, is about 646 miles southwest of the geographic center of the contiguous 48 states, near Lebanon, Kansas. In driving terms, it’s 140 miles west of Memphis,

Welcome

The largest county by population in Arkansas, Pulaski County had an estimated population of 392,664 in 2015 and covers a hair under 760 square miles, the U.S. Census calculates. In 2015, about 90 percent of Pulaski County’s population lived within its eight incorporated cities: Jacksonville, with a population of

Getting To & Around

About as close to geographically central as you can get in Arkansas, Pulaski and Lonoke counties lie in a key location for travel throughout the state. The combined counties have the largest population in the state and are home to Arkansas’ capital and largest city — with all that

Housing & Real Estate

A mild, four-season climate, a low cost of living and recovering economies in Pulaski and Lonoke counties make the area a strong draw for many residents. In 2015, an estimated 392,664 people called Pulaski County home, while 71,645 resided in Lonoke County, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Population density

Employment & Economy

Lush and hilly Little Rock holds the top spot in Kiplinger’s “10 Great Places to Live.” Good jobs led the way in the evaluators’ September 2013 criteria, but affordable homes, strong schools and health care also factored in. In June 2016, the unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little

Health Care

There are many health care services in Pulaski and Lonoke counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. See the Advertiser Directory

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Pulaski and Lonoke counties because

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Pulaski and Lonoke counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to childre

Living

There are plenty of entertaining activities in Pulaski and Lonoke counties — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the wave pool at Wild River Country, for instance, or tee off at one of the two 18-hole golf courses in North Little Rock’s Burns Park.
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