About Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould is a city in Greene County, Arkansas, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 26,113. Paragould was incorporated in 1883.The city's name is a blend combining the last names of competing railroad magnates J.W. Paramore and Jay Gould. Paramore?s Texas & Saint Louis Railway (later the Cotton Belt) and Gould?s St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (later the Missouri Pacific) intersected here in 1882. A group of citizens chose the name, and it is believed to be the only city in the world with this name. Gould objected to his name?s being second and refused to list the new town on his schedules. Paragould is designated a micropolitan area and is also a part of the Jonesboro-Paragould Combined Statistical Area. The Paragould micropolitan area's population is approximately 42,090 and the Jonesboro-Paragould Combined Statistical Area's population is estimated at 138,533.

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Paragould Facts

  • Population Total: 26,113
  • Square Miles: 30.8
  • Area Code: 870
  • Elevation: 302
  • Postal Codes: 72450-72451
  • Timezone: Central (North America)