Elm Springs, Arkansas

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Elm Springs, Arkansas
City
Official seal of Elm Springs, Arkansas
Seal
Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°12′27″N 94°13′17″W / 36.20750°N 94.22139°W / 36.20750; -94.22139Coordinates: 36°12′27″N 94°13′17″W / 36.20750°N 94.22139°W / 36.20750; -94.22139
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Washington, Benton
Founded 1848
Incorporated May 23, 1917
Government
 • Mayor Ben Wall
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,535
 • Density 274.7/sq mi (106.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72728
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-21430
GNIS feature ID 0076873
Website www.elmsprings.net

Elm Springs is a city in Benton and Washington counties, Arkansas. The community in is located between the Boston Mountains and the Springfield Plateau within the Ozark Mountains. Initially a community surrounding a spring-fed mill, the community flourished even after the mill's destruction during the Civil War.

. Located immediately west of Springdale in the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan statistical area, Elm Springs has been gaining population in recent years, including a 47% increase in population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.[1]

Geography[edit]

Elm Springs is located at 36°12′27″N 94°13′17″W / 36.20750°N 94.22139°W / 36.20750; -94.22139 (36.207590, -94.221515).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 182
1940 156 −14.3%
1950 217 39.1%
1960 238 9.7%
1970 260 9.2%
1980 781 200.4%
1990 893 14.3%
2000 1,044 16.9%
2010 1,535 47.0%
Encyclopedia of Arkansas
History and Culture
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As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,535 people, 527 households, and 439 families residing in the city. The population density was 276.9 people per square mile (106.9/km²). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 108.7/sq mi (42.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.4% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 1.4% Native American, 2.9% Asian, .2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 8.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 527 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.7 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males.

In 2000, The median income for a household in the city was $40,703, and the median income for a family was $45,536. Males had a median income of $30,550 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,551. About 8.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Churches[edit]

Elm Springs Assembly of God, Elm Springs United Methodist Church, Faith Regular Baptist Church

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