Mayflower is a city in Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,234 at the 2010 census, up from 1,631 at the 2000 census.
The 2013 Mayflower oil spill occurred on March 29, 2013, when an Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying heavy crude oil ruptured near Mayflower, spilling thousands of barrels of oil.
Mayflower was hit by a violent EF4 tornado before 8:00 p.m. on April 27, 2014.
Mayflower is located in southern Faulkner County at 34°58′5″N 92°25′11″W (34.968118, -92.419603). The Interstate 40/US 65 freeway passes along the eastern edge of the city, with access from Exit 135 (Arkansas Highway 89). I-40 leads southeast 20 miles (32 km) to Little Rock, the state capital, and north 10 miles (16 km) to Conway, the Faulkner County seat.
Mayflower has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.18%, is water.
Mayflower is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,631 people, 740 households, and 500 families residing in the city. The population density was 556.8 people per square mile (214.9/km2). There were 872 housing units at an average density of 297.7 per square mile (114.9/km2).