Lonoke is a small, rural town with a population of approximately 4,200 located 25 miles east of Little Rock, Arkansas, just off Interstate 40. Lonoke is the county seat for Lonoke County and houses county government offices in a historical courthouse. Lonoke is a leader in the production of rice, cotton, soybeans, fish and minnows. The greatest percentage of employment opportunities in the area is agricultural. A few local industries employ a small percentage of workers. Many residents commute to employment in the Little Rock area.