Mount Ida, Arkansas

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Mount Ida, Arkansas

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High Points

Mount Ida strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Mount Ida Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mount Ida Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Mount Ida, Arkansas

Comparing Mount Ida to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
Median Family Income 2 4
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6

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Mount Ida Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles SE of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 71957
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.556
Longitude -93.633

Mount Ida Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MOUNT IDA 3 SE
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.9 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.8 inches
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57.6 inches
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Mount Ida Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 981 100%
Male 430 43.8%
Female 551 56.2%
Under 18 188 19.2%
18+ 793 80.8%
65+ 335 34.1%
Median Age 49.6
Average Family Size 2.74
White 947 96.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 1.9%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Mount Ida Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 971
Growth -10
Growth % -1%

Mount Ida Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 32.8%
Irish 17.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.4%
English 7.9%
German 6.6%
Scotch-Irish 5.8%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 1.9%
Greek 1.9%
Scottish 1.3%
Finnish 0.9%
European 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Ida, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gaston (71957)
Hurricane Grove (71957)
Joplin (71957)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Ida 981 $30,714
Amity 762 $32,188
Glenwood 1,751 $32,829
Norman 423 $25,417
Oden 220 $36,563

Mount Ida Public Libraries

Montgomery County Library
P.O. BOX 189
Mount Ida, Arkansas
(870) 867-3812

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Mount Ida High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Mount Ida Colleges

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