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People

Total Population 1,191
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 28.6%
Employed Population 16+ 418
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,350
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $521
Median House Value $78,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.8%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 19.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station BLAKELY MOUNTAIN DAM
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
Station HOT SPRINGS 1 NNE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Amity 768 $37,500
Glenwood 2,376 $38,500
Norman 329 $32,500
Oden 240 $49,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Ida Public Libraries

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

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Mount Ida High Schools

MOUNT IDA HIGH SCHOOL
338 WHITTINGTON
870-867-4517
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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