Mountain Pine, Arkansas

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Mountain Pine, Arkansas
City
Location in Garland County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Garland County and the state of 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
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Garland
Area
 • Total 1.76 sq mi (4.56 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 770
 • Density 441/sq mi (170.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71956
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-47450
GNIS feature ID 0072790

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.[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

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).[2] 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.[1]

Climate[edit]

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.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,155
1960 1,279 10.7%
1970 1,127 −11.9%
1980 1,068 −5.2%
1990 866 −18.9%
2000 772 −10.9%
2010 770 −0.3%
Est. 2015 778 [4] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] 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.

Education[edit]

Ełementary and secondary education[edit]

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

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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 people[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mountain Pine city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Mountain Pine, Arkansas
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.