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Overview

Introduction to Mountain Home, Arkansas

Mountain Home, Arkansas, in Baxter county, is 79 miles SE of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and 154 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Mountain Home History

Mountain Home was incorporated on April 16, 1888. It is the county seat of Baxter County. Earlier, it was known as "Rapp's Barren" in honor of the first white settler, Henry Rapp. The city developed around the Male and Female Academy which was established by Professor J. S. Howard. The new post office was established In 1857, and it was named Mountain Home. The construction of Bull Shoals Dam and Norfolk Dam, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, changed the fortunes of Mountain Home in modern times.

Mountain Home and nearby Attractions

  • Baxter County Heritage Museum
  • Mountain Village 1890
  • Bull Shoals - White River State Park
  • Tiny Town Tours miniature Museum of Merritt

Things To Do In Mountain Home

While in Mountain Home one can visit the museums including the Baxter County Heritage Museum and Tiny Town Tours miniature Museum of Merritt. The Bull Shoal's-White River State Park, Bull Shoal's Lake Boat Dock, and Norfolk Lake also offer recreational facilities. The Ozark Center Shopping Center, Village Mall Shopping Center, and College Plaza Shopping Center are popular tourist haunts. The Baxter County Library and the city's many churches are also worth visiting. Mountain Home also hosts the annual Baxter County Fair.

Mountain Home Transportation

The Springfield-Branson Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Mountain Home Higher Education

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and Marsha Kay Beauty College provide facilities for higher education. Other institutes that offer higher education facilities are Southwest Missouri State University, University of Central Arkansas, Harding University, and Drury University.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,312
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens32.5%
Employed Population 16+4,743
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,171
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,342
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,984

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,948
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$635
Median House Value$116,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.2%
German20.9%
Irish13.9%
English11.6%
French Except Basque4.8%
Scottish4.2%
Italian3.5%
Polish3%
Swedish2.1%
Norwegian1.6%
Dutch1.3%
West Indian1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Lithuanian1%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Mountain Home Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baxter County
Standard Zip Codes72653
P.O. Box Zip Codes72654
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.33
Approximate Longitude-92.37

Mountain Home Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNTAIN HOME 1 NNW
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 44 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationCALICO ROCK 2 WSW
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 73 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationGILBERT
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 51 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp65 to 94 F
Oct Temp44 to 77 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bull Shoals2,311$42,011
Cotter990$36,250
Gassville2,422$44,100
Lakeview774$46,250
Norfork537$40,441
Salesville367$38,333

Mountain Home Public Libraries

Baxter County Library
300 LIBRARY HILL
Mountain Home, Arkansas
(870) 580-0987

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Mountain Home Hospitals

Baxter Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
624 Hospital Drive
(870) 508-1000

Mountain Home Public Schools

Hackler Intermediate School
965 West Rd
ZIP: 72653
Primary
Total Enrollment 915
Mountain Home Jr. High School
2301 Rodeo Dr
ZIP: 72653
Other
Total Enrollment 302
Mountain Home Kindergarten
1310 Post Oak Rd
ZIP: 72653
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Mtn Home High Career Academics
500 Bomber Blvd
ZIP: 72653
High
Total Enrollment 1226
Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary
618 N College St
ZIP: 72653
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Pinkston Middle School
1301 S College St
ZIP: 72653
Middle
Total Enrollment 618

Mountain Home Private Schools

Mountain Home Christian Academy
1989 Glenbriar Dr
ZIP: 72653
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
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