Bald Knob, Arkansas

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Bald Knob
City
Bald Knob is located in Arkansas
Bald Knob
Bald Knob
Location in Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°18′42″N 91°34′12″W / 35.31167°N 91.57000°W / 35.31167; -91.57000Coordinates: 35°18′42″N 91°34′12″W / 35.31167°N 91.57000°W / 35.31167; -91.57000
Country United States
State Arkansas
County White
Area
 • Total 4.6 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 • Land 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 223 ft (68 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,897
 • Density 697.8/sq mi (272/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72010
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-03280
GNIS feature ID 0076228

Bald Knob is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,897 at the 2010 census. Located at the intersection of two of the state's natural regions, Bald Knob is often promoted as "where the Ozarks meet the Delta". Bald Knob is also a leading strawberry producer in the state, known for its yearly Strawberry Fest held during Mother's Day weekend. It was once known as the leading strawberry producer in the world. Bald Knob was established in 1881.

Etymology[edit]

Bald Knob was named from a prominent ridge that served as a landmark to pioneers. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[1][2]

Points of Interest[edit]

One point of interest in Bald Knob is Arkansas Traveler Hobbies, which is housed in the old Missouri Pacific Railroad depot at 400 E. Market Street. Antique passenger cars and an antique caboose are housed on the grounds and currently being restored. The hobby shop also houses a museum which chronicles the history of Bald Knob, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and White County. Another attraction is the historic Knob Field, located just east of the Big Bald Knob Park.

The Campbell-Chrisp House, built in 1899, was designed by Charles L. Thompson. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bald Knob is located at 35°18′42″N 91°34′12″W / 35.31167°N 91.57000°W / 35.31167; -91.57000 (35.311535, -91.569951).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.5 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,210 people, 1,257 households, and 878 families residing in the city. The population density was 715.5 people per square mile (276.0/km²). There were 1,395 housing units at an average density of 311.0 per square mile (120.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.91% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 3.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,257 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,970, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $27,978 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,218. About 10.4% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bald Knob School District provides education for grades k-12 with students graduating from Bald Knob High School. The school's colors are blue, white, and gray; its mascot is the bulldog.

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