City offices - Hwy. 142 & Park
hospitals - 20 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, MO,
provides electric power for Neelyville, and Atmos Energy Company is the
city's natural gas provider. The City of Neelyville provides both
sewer and water services for its residents. Windstream is the local
telephone service provider, and internet service may be obtained
through a local ISP in Poplar Bluff and through Windstream.
Per capita income for Butler County is $19,291. The unemployment rate of Butler County in 2015 was 7.2 percent, with an available workforce of 19,464. Only 1,397 people in Butler County are unemployed, with 18,067 having gainful employment. The average hourly wage for the county, as of 2010, was $13.87 per.
county's major employers are Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center with 1,200
employees; Briggs & Stratton Corporation which employs 1,050 to
manufacture internal combustion engines; Gates Rubber Company, whose 497 employees manufacture
radiator hoses; and Wal-Mart with 500 associates.
students stay in town for their education, from elementary to high
school. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers
College, is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an annual enrollment of
4,500. Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center is a popular
choice for area youngsters. Arkansas State University, a public
four-year college located in Jonesboro, AR, is the nearest higher
learning facility. Fall, 2011, enrollment for the university was
Highway 67 passes just outside Neelyville, and Hwy. 142 dissects
the community. The Union Pacific Railroad passes through Neelyville,
and Amtrak service is available in Poplar Bluff.
Bluff Municipal Airport, located just minutes away, is the nearest
public airport. It has a 5,007-foot paved and lighted runway. Private
aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available. The nearest commercial
airport is Jonesboro Municipal Airport in Jonesboro, AR.
citizens enjoy two public parks and worship at one of the five churches
in town. One of those churches is Catholic. The other four are Protestant.
Wappapello is the nearest public access lake and Black River is
the nearest public access river. Visitors can camp, fish, hike,
motor boat, swim and water ski. Average temperatures for the area
range from 24 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees Fahrenheit
in July. The average annual precipitation is 46 inches.
residents are represented in the State House of Representatives
by 154th District Rep. Todd Richardson (R) and in the state senate by Sen.
Doug Libla (R) of the 25th District. U.S. Representative Jason Smith
(R) represents Neelyville in the Eighth Congressional District.