Overview

Introduction to Heber Springs, Arkansas

Heber Springs, Arkansas, in Cleburne county, is 51 miles N of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 114 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee.

Heber Springs History

Heber Springs was first settled in the 1830s. It was part of the land grant given to John Magness in 1835. The city is also home to many mineral springs. It was incorporated on October 12, 1882, as Sugar Loaf Springs. Later on, it was renamed Heber Springs after Dr. Heber Jones of Memphis, son of John T. Jones who was an early owner of the area. The Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad first entered the city in 1908. Heber Springs became a well-known resort for camping and water sports in the early 1960s.

Heber Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Olmstead Museum
  • Log Cabin Museum
  • Woolly Hollow State Park
  • Stone County Museum
  • Sugar Loaf Nature Trail
  • Greers Ferry Lake

Things To Do In Heber Springs

Heber Springs is popular for its recreation facilities. The scenic Greers Ferry Lake, nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, offers several campgrounds and hiking trails. In addition, it provides facilities for fishing and boating. You can also visit the Old Independence Regional Museum and Ozark Folk Center. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure time at the Thunderbird Golf Course.

Heber Springs Transportation

Flights can be availed from Little Rock Air Force Base.

Heber Springs Higher Education

Harding University, University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch are some of the closest universities to Heber Springs.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,047
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens22%
Employed Population 16+2,850
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9%
Median Earnings25+$27,836
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,767

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,684
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$668
Median House Value$134,300

Ancestry

Irish23%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.7%
German17.5%
English7.5%
Dutch2.5%
Polish2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish2.3%
Norwegian1.8%
Italian1%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Liberian0.2%
African0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Heber Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCleburne County
Standard Zip Codes72543
Company Zip Codes72545
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.5
Approximate Longitude-92.03

Heber Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGREERS FERRY DAM
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationGREENBRIER
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBATESVILLE L&D 1
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairfield Bay2,537$59,091
Greers Ferry976$50,733
Letona277$33,750
Pangburn536$27,813
Quitman801$43,750
Rose Bud540$59,625

Heber Springs Hospitals

Baptist Health - Heber Springs
(Non-profit)
1800 Bypass Road
(501) 887-3000

Heber Springs Public Schools

Heber Springs Elem. School
901 Front
ZIP: 72543
Primary
Total Enrollment 832
Heber Springs High School
900 W Pine St
ZIP: 72543
High
Total Enrollment 542
Heber Springs Middle School
602 Case St
ZIP: 72543
Middle
Total Enrollment 417

Heber Springs Private Schools

Clearview Christian Academy
10 Gospel Rd
ZIP: 72543
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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