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Mountain Home, Arkansas
Location of Mountain Home in Baxter County, Arkansas.
Location of Mountain Home in Baxter County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°20′10″N 92°22′56″W / 36.33611°N 92.38222°W / 36.33611; -92.38222
MOUNTAIN HOME ARKANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

36°20′10″N 92°22′56″W / 36.33611°N 92.38222°W / 36.33611; -92.38222
CountryUnited States
State Arkansas
County Baxter
Area [1]
 • Total11.90 sq mi (30.83 km2)
 • Land11.90 sq mi (30.83 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation817 ft (249 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total12,448
 • Estimate (2017) [2]12,332
 • Density1,036.13/sq mi (400.06/km2)
Demonym(s)Mountain Homie
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes72653-72654
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code05-47390
GNIS feature ID0077766
Website cityofmountainhome.com

Mountain Home is a city in, and the county seat of, Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, [3] in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,448. [4] A total of 41,307 persons lived within the city and micropolitan area combined, which encompasses the majority of Baxter County.

Geography

Mountain Home is located in northern Arkansas at 36°20′10″N 92°22′56″W / 36.33611°N 92.38222°W / 36.33611; -92.38222 (36.336248, -92.382279). [5] It is the center of the Twin Lakes area, with Norfork Lake 15 minutes to the east and Bull Shoals Lake 20 minutes to the northwest. It is located within the Ozarks mountain range, in the Salem Plateau region.

The city is located within 15 to 20 minutes of three rivers: the Buffalo National River, the White River and the North Fork River, which features the world-renowned Norfork Tailwater. These make the Mountain Home area one of the nation's top freshwater fishing destinations. Some creeks in the area with fishing access are Fall Creek, Dodd Creek, and Hicks Creek, with Fall Creek being the largest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.4 km2), all land. [4]

Transportation

Highways in Mountain Home:

The city is served by Ozark Regional Airport, a county-owned, public-use airport with a few commercial flights.

No railroads pass through Mountain Home, but the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad passes through the nearby community of Cotter, 10 miles (16 km) to the west. The line encompasses 506 miles of track from Carthage, Missouri to Diaz Junction, Arkansas. The line has about five trains a day, with most being mixed freight or empty coal trains.

Media

Mountain Home has been served by local newspaper The Baxter Bulletin since 1901. The Bulletin also publishes Living Well Magazine, a general interest magazine featuring people, places, and things in the Ozarks. Several local radio stations serve Mountain Home. KTLO AM 1240 was the first, established in 1953. Other local stations include KTLO Radio [6] (which includes KTLO 97.9 FM, 99.7 FM The Boot, KCTT Classic Hits 101.7 FM, and KTLO 1240 AM Real Country) and Twin Lakes Radio [7] (which includes KOMT The Eagle 93.5 FM, KPFM Country 105.5 FM, and KKTZ Hit 107.5 FM (featuring week-day Morning Drive Bob "DJ PEACE" Van Haaren). KCMH 91.5 FM (a Christian radio) is also licensed to the city of Mountain Home. Several other stations are licensed to surrounding communities and serve Baxter County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880137
189024276.6%
190036350.0%
191044622.9%
192049210.3%
193058518.9%
194092758.5%
19502,217139.2%
19602,105−5.1%
19703,93687.0%
19808,066104.9%
19909,02711.9%
200011,01222.0%
201012,44813.0%
Est. 201712,332 [2]−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

According to the 2010 census, the population of Mountain Home was 12,448. [4]

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 11,012 people, 5,175 households, and 3,151 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,035.7 people per square mile (400.0/km²). There were 5,612 housing units at an average density of 527.8 per square mile (203.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,175 households out of which 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the city, the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 36.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,869, and the median income for a family was $34,895. Males had a median income of $26,800 versus $19,702 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,789. About 7.5% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

ASU – Mountain Home

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open-access, two-year campus of Arkansas State University located on a campus on the west side of the city. The campus became part of the ASU system in 1995. The campus architecture is styled after the University of Virginia.

Mountain Home school district

The public school district, Mountain Home Public Schools, encompasses some 330 square miles (850 km2) and serves more than 4,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The public school consists of seven campuses, which includes the Mountain Home High School (grades 10-12), Mountain Home-Baxter Junior High (grades 8 & 9), Pinkston Middle School (grades 6-7), Hackler Intermediate (grade 3-5), Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary school (grades 1-2), the Kindergarten center, and the Guy Berry College and Career Academy (alternative school setting).

The Mountain Home School System, with the mascot the Bombers, plays in the 6A/7A East Athletic Conference in basketball, football, baseball, softball, track and field, soccer, wrestling, cross country, volleyball and swimming. The cross country teams have won multiple state championships in recent years and the swim and volleyball teams have competed for state championships recently. Additionally, Mountain Home High School has a reputable band program, which marched in the 2006 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and is currently directed by Tom Chentnik. The districts robotics program is also very developed with team number 16 "Bomb Squad" winning the FRC world championship in 2012.

Notable people

Government

References

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mountain Home city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "KTLO LLC". KTLO LLC. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  7. ^ "Twin Lakes Radio | KPFM 105.5 | KKTZ 107.5 | KOMT 93.5 | Mountain Home, AR". twinlakesradio.com. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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