Blue Eye, Arkansas

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Blue Eye, Arkansas
Location of Blue Eye in Carroll County, Arkansas.
Location of Blue Eye in Carroll County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°29′52″N 93°23′53″W / 36.49778°N 93.39806°W / 36.49778; -93.39806Coordinates: 36°29′52″N 93°23′53″W / 36.49778°N 93.39806°W / 36.49778; -93.39806[1]
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Carroll
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,289 ft (393 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30
 • Estimate (2017)[3] 35
 • Density 460.53/sq mi (177.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 05-07150
GNIS feature ID 0076381[1]

Blue Eye is a town in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 30 at the 2010 census.[4] Blue Eye, Arkansas, is adjacent to Blue Eye, Missouri.


Blue Eye is the northernmost settlement in the state of Arkansas.[5] The town is contiguous with Blue Eye, Missouri on the north side of the border. Arkansas Highway 21 ends at the border and continues north as Missouri Route 13. The community lies south of Table Rock Lake.[6][7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all land.[4]

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Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201735[3]16.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2014 Estimate[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 36 people, 14 households, and 11 families residing in the town. The population density was 198.6/km² (522.3/mi²). There were 18 housing units at an average density of 99.3/km² (261.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.67% White, and 8.33% from two or more races.

There were 14 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $21,000 versus $40,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,358. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

In popular culture[edit]

Blue Eye was the home of the fictional character Bob Lee Swagger, protagonist of various novels by film critic and author Stephen Hunter.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blue Eye, Arkansas
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blue Eye town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "EXTREME SETTLEMENTS: A COMPREHENSIVE LIST". Weekend Roady. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  6. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 61, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  7. ^ Arkansas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 2004, 2nd edition, p. 24, ISBN 0-89933-345-1
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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