The city of Lepanto is located in Poinsett County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,133. It is a part of the Jonesboro, Arkansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lepanto is located at the intersection of Route 1 and State Highway 78. You can also find Lepanto City Hall at the address above. The city has 1 branch of the First Community Bank.
As of the 2010 Census, the population of Lepanto is 1,955 people. The median household income is $24,550. The unemployment rate is 4.4 percent. There are seven churches and three antique shops in the city. The city also has a school system with 400 high school students and 430 elementary school students. Lepanto has many famous residents. Some of these include war hero Jimmy Hendrix, jockey Perry Wayne Ouzts, newspaper editor Esther Bindursky, and musician Buddy Jewell. In 2002, the movie A Painted House was filmed in the city.
In 1940, the Lepanto school district was formed when several smaller districts were consolidated. The town added a gymnasium and an auditorium to its school, which was built with German prisoners of war from Marked Tree. During World War II, Lepanto's school system experienced a growth spurt. In the 1960s, the town also had a new library. During the war, Lepanto's school system was awarded the Medal of Honor for its exemplary service.