Conway, Arkansas

About Conway, Arkansas

Conway is a city in the U.S. state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state’s most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. Conway, although considered a suburb of Little Rock is unique in that most of its residents don’t commute to work from the city. The city also serves as a regional shopping, educational, work, healthcare, sports, and cultural hub for Faulkner County and surrounding areas. Conway’s growth can be attributed to its jobs in technology and higher education; among its largest employers being Acxiom, the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Insight Enterprises, and many technology start up companies. Conway is home to three post-secondary educational institutions, earning it the nickname “The City of Colleges”.

Conway was the eighth-largest Arkansas city as of the 2010 census. It had a population total of 58,908 at the time of the 2010 census. The Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 75th in the United States. It has 734,622 residents in 2016. Conway is also part of the larger Little Rock, North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area, with a population of 905,847 in 2016. It is ranked the 60th largest CSA in the country.

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Faulkner county is located within the Central Arkansas region in the U.S. State of Arkansas. The population of Faulkner County was 113,237 at the 2010 census. This makes it the fifth-most populous of Arkansas’s 75 county. Conway is the county seat and the largest city. It is one of nine counties created during Reconstruction. The county is named after Sandford C. Faulkner (better known as Sandy Faulkner), who was a popular figure in Arkansas at the time.

Conway, Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas

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