Hatfield, Arkansas is a small town located in the western part of the state. It is situated along the Ouachita River and has a population of 1,266 people as of 2019. The geography of Hatfield includes rolling hills and valleys, with an abundance of forests and creeks. The climate is mild and humid, with temperatures ranging from an average high of 90°F in the summer to an average low of 32°F in the winter.

The city’s history stretches back to 1872 when it was founded by a group of settlers led by William Hatfield. In 1887, it was incorporated as a town and served as a major trading center for farmers in the region. Politically, Hatfield is part of Polk County, which is represented by a Democratic majority in both state and federal offices.

The economy of Hatfield relies heavily on agriculture and forestry-related industries such as lumber mills and wood products manufacturing. It also has some light industry including plastics production and textile manufacturing. In terms of education, there are four schools within the city limits: two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school; all are part of the Mena School District.

Finally, there are several landmarks in Hatfield worth noting; most notably is “Old Town” which consists mostly historic buildings that were built prior to World War II including churches dating back to 1876. There’s also “The Hatfield Museum” which houses artifacts related to local history as well as exhibits on natural history topics such as geology and wildlife conservation. Additionally, visitors can enjoy camping at nearby Lake Greeson or take a short drive through scenic countryside to visit nearby towns like Mena or Waldron for shopping or dining options.

Population: 402. Estimated population in July 2020: 389 (-3.2% change)
Males: 191 (47.5%), Females: 211 (52.5%)

Polk County

Zip code: 71945

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $19,412
Median house value: $41,000

Races in Hatfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.3%)
  • American Indian (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)

Ancestries: United States (14.7%), German (12.9%), Irish (11.9%), English (5.0%), French (3.5%), Polish (1.7%).

Elevation: 985 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Hatfield, Arkansas


Hatfield, Arkansas is a small town located in the southwestern corner of the state. The population of Hatfield is approximately 500 people, with most of them being white. The median age is around 40 years old and the median household income is $35,000. The population of Hatfield is mostly rural and consists mostly of families that have lived in the area for generations. There are a few small businesses located in town, such as a bank, grocery store and post office. Education levels are relatively low in Hatfield with only about 25% of residents holding at least a high school diploma. However, there are some people who have received higher education degrees from nearby universities or colleges. The crime rate in Hatfield is very low and most people feel safe living there. There are many churches located throughout town as well as various recreational activities such as fishing, camping and hiking at nearby parks or lakes. Residents enjoy attending local festivals and events that take place throughout the year to celebrate their community spirit. All in all, Hatfield offers a quiet, peaceful atmosphere for its residents to call home.

For population 25 years and over in Hatfield

  • High school or higher: 65.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hatfield town

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 18.4%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-4.1%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Hatfield:

  • MENA MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; MENA, AR)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hatfield:

  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 59 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; Abbreviation: FSM)
  • TEXARKANA REGIONAL-WEBB FIELD (about 77 miles; TEXARKANA, AR; Abbreviation: TXK)
  • MEMORIAL FIELD (about 90 miles; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Abbreviation: HOT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hatfield:

  • MENA INTERMOUNTAIN MUNICIPAL (about 13 miles; MENA, AR; Abbreviation: M39)
  • J LYNN HELMS SEVIER COUNTY (about 32 miles; DE QUEEN, AR; Abbreviation: DEQ)
  • WALDRON MUNI (about 33 miles; WALDRON, AR; Abbreviation: M27)

Colleges and Universities

According to educationvv, Arkansas is home to the following higher educational institutes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hatfield:

  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 50 miles; FT SMITH, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,109)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 102 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,450)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 107 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,610)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 109 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 13,324)
  • SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 118 miles; MAGNOLIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 130 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)


Public high school in Hatfield:

  • HATFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 125 SOUTH THIRD; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Hatfield:

  • HATFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 174; Location: 125 SOUTH THIRD; Grades: KG – 06)
Hatfield, Arkansas
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