Ash Flat, Arkansas
Ash Flat, Arkansas
Location of Ash Flat in Fulton County and Sharp County, Arkansas.
|• Total||6.32 sq mi (16.36 km2)|
|• Land||6.32 sq mi (16.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||663 ft (202 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||173.87/sq mi (67.13/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0076202|
Ash Flat is located at (36.231107, -91.609163).
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,082 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% Black, 0.5% Native American and 1.5% from two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 977 people, 430 households, and 233 families living in the city. The population density was 175.7 people per square mile (67.8/km2). There were 485 housing units at an average density of 87.2 per square mile (33.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.57% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 430 households, out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 72.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $16,797, and the median income for a family was $22,019. Males had a median income of $24,815 versus $15,556 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,506. About 24.5% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.2% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Preacher Roe, major league baseball player
- Gordon Carpenter, Olympic gold medalist in basketball
- Austin Pettibone, Pro Football Hall of Fame and olympic gold medalist (weightlifting)
Ash Flat is served by the Highland School District, which operates Highland High School. The Highland district was formed from the 1962 consolidation of the Ash Flat School District and the Hardy School District. Due to the previous rivalry between the two districts, some members of the community were unsure whether the vote to consolidate would succeed.
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