Mountain Pine, Arkansas

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Mountain Pine, Arkansas
Location of Mountain Pine in Garland County, Arkansas.
Location of Mountain Pine in Garland County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 34°34′21″N 93°10′22″W / 34.57250°N 93.17278°W / 34.57250; -93.17278Coordinates: 34°34′21″N 93°10′22″W / 34.57250°N 93.17278°W / 34.57250; -93.17278
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.67 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Land1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
472 ft (144 m)
 • Total770
 • Estimate 
 • Density465.38/sq mi (179.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)501
FIPS code05-47450
GNIS feature ID0072790

Mountain Pine is a city in Garland County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 770 at the 2010 United States Census.[3] It is located immediately southeast of Lake Ouachita below the Blakely Mountain Dam. The city consists of five defined neighborhoods, Pinewood (north), South Mountain Pine, a business district (city hall, bank, post office, store), Cozy Acres (southwest) and Mountain View/Timberland area.

Mountain Pine was founded as a company town in the late 1920s by Dierks Lumber and Coal Company, which operated a vast lumber mill on the town's east side. The mill was closed in 2006 by then-owners Weyerhaeuser, and later dismantled.[4]


Mountain Pine is located near the center of Garland County at 34°34′21″N 93°10′22″W / 34.57250°N 93.17278°W / 34.57250; -93.17278 (34.572375, -93.172806).[5] It is 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Hot Springs.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Mountain Pine has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.75%, is water.[3]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mountain Pine has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017773[2]0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 772 people, 308 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 445.4 people per square mile (172.3/km²). There were 353 housing units at an average density of 203.7/sq mi (78.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.37% White, 23.45% Black or African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 308 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,804, and the median income for a family was $22,344. Males had a median income of $22,206 versus $16,058 for females. About 39.8% of families are below the poverty level.


Ełementary and secondary education

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students is provided by:



Mountain Pine is connected by Arkansas Highway 192, which connects to Arkansas Highway 7 between Hot Springs Village and Jessieville, and by Arkansas Highway 227, which connects to U.S. Route 270 in Hot Springs.

Notable person

Bobby Bones hosts a Nashville morning radio show called The Bobby Bones Show and syndicated on stations across the United States.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mountain Pine city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mountain Pine (Garland County) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". The Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Mountain Pine, Arkansas
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.