Mountainburg, Arkansas

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Mountainburg, Arkansas
Location of Mountainburg in Crawford County, Arkansas.
Location of Mountainburg in Crawford County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°38′18″N 94°10′2″W / 35.63833°N 94.16722°W / 35.63833; -94.16722Coordinates: 35°38′18″N 94°10′2″W / 35.63833°N 94.16722°W / 35.63833; -94.16722
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyCrawford
Area
 • Total1.52 sq mi (3.93 km2)
 • Land1.52 sq mi (3.93 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 • Total631
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
615
 • Density405.14/sq mi (156.47/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72946
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-47300
GNIS feature ID0077771

Mountainburg is a town in Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 631.[3]

Mountainburg was laid out in 1883 when the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway was extended to that point.[4]

Geography[edit]

Mountainburg is located at 35°38′18″N 94°10′2″W / 35.63833°N 94.16722°W / 35.63833; -94.16722 (35.638432, -94.167219),[5] along U.S. Route 71, and thrived when this road was the main route in northwest Arkansas. Since the construction of Interstate 540 (now Interstate 49) to the west, it has been a more sleepy community. The city park in downtown Mountainburg has since 1980 hosted two large dinosaur models.[6]

Lake Fort Smith State Park, which is situated on the western side of the 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) Lake Fort Smith, is located 8 miles (13 km) north of Mountainburg.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930213
1940185−13.1%
1950405118.9%
1960402−0.7%
197052430.3%
198059513.5%
1990488−18.0%
200068239.8%
2010631−7.5%
Est. 2017615[2]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 682 people, 271 households, and 179 families residing in the city. The population density was 478.1 people per square mile (184.1/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 208.9 per square mile (80.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.45% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 3.08% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 271 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,446, and the median income for a family was $33,295. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,445. About 12.0% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

  • Jim Clark - bank robber and Depression-era outlaw

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, Mountainburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mountainburg city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  4. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 551.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Cox, Dale. "Mountainburg, Arkansas". ExploreSouthernHistory.com. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "Lake Fort Smith State Park". Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Mountainburg, Arkansas

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