Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

Little Rock Air Force Base opened in October 1955. Today, it is the home of C-130 Combat Airlift. The 19th Airlift Wing, the base’s host unit — in concert with the 314th Airlift Wing, 189th Airlift Wing, 913th Airlift Group and U.S. Air Force Mobility Weapons School — is known as the world’s “Center of Excellence” for tactical airlift. Little Rock is home to more than 70 C-130 H and J models.


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 28,643; Little Rock, with 197,992; Maumelle, with 17,931; North Little Rock, with 66,504; Sherwood, population 30,517; and the smaller municipalities of Alexander, Cammack Village and Wrightsville.

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 activity and people, there are bound to be times when things get crowded. Good thing there are many ways to get around, including several major interstates, U.S. highways and an important national airport. Whether you’re traveling by car, bus, plane or train, there’s an easy way to get you from A to B.

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 in Pulaski County was 504 people per square mile and 89 in Lonoke County in 2010, the Census found.

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.

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 for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act.

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.

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 children in both counties as well.



Come see all that Outdoor Recreation has to offer. We have many opportunities for you and/or yourfamily to have fun!

Airman & Family Readiness Center

The Airman and Family Readiness Center provides valuable information about military life, ongoing educational assistance, community services and offers support services throughout all phases of deployment. The center is open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday in Bldg. 668 at the intersection of Cannon Drive and 6th Street.

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