Blue Mountain, Arkansas

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 122 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 43  (36.0%)
Females: 79  (64.0%)
Median resident age:  49.9 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 72826, 72943.

Blue Mountain Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,228 (it was $16,500 in 2000)
Blue Mountain:

$22,228
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,582 (it was $10,481 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $31,492 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Blue Mountain:

$31,492
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $137,995; Detached houses: $147,566; Townhouses or other attached units: $70,853; Mobile homes: $57,459; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $3,869
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Blue Mountain, AR (2010)

    Blue Mountain races chart
    • 10786.3%White alone
    • 108.1%American Indian alone
    • 43.2%Hispanic
    • 21.6%Two or more races
    • 10.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blue Mountain: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Blue Mountain, AR collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Irish (32.0%), American (22.0%), Scottish (18.0%), Italian (8.0%), English (6.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 517 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 113 people per square mile   (very low).

Blue Mountain, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Blue Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Mountain town:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 26.0%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blue Mountain, Arkansas as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Blue Mountain to the number of sex offenders is 100 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Blue Mountain town:  1.2% ($225)
Arkansas:  0.7% ($500)

Blue Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (42.1 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (143.0 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (239.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Magazine, AR (2.4 miles ), Havana, AR (3.2 miles ), Paris, AR (3.3 miles ), Booneville, AR (3.4 miles ), Subiaco, AR (3.5 miles ), Caulksville, AR (3.8 miles ), Belleville, AR (3.9 miles ), Ratcliff, AR (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 93.71 W

Area code: 479

Blue Mountain household income distribution Blue Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-9.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (45%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (45%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Blue Mountain, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blue Mountain, Arkansas average temperatures Blue Mountain, Arkansas average precipitation Blue Mountain, Arkansas humidity Blue Mountain, Arkansas wind speed Blue Mountain, Arkansas snowfall Blue Mountain, Arkansas sunshine Blue Mountain, Arkansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Blue Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 45.3 miles away from the Blue Mountain town center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the town center killed 14 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 272.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Logan County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Mountain topographic map

Birthplace of: Ed Wilkes - AMerican businesmsan.

Hospitals and medical centers near Blue Mountain:

  • LOGAN COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARIS, AR)
  • PARIS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARIS, AR)
  • NORTH LOGAN MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; PARIS, AR)
  • LOGAN COUNTY HEALTH UNIT PARIS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PARIS, AR)
  • BOONEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BOONEVILLE, AR)
  • LOGAN COUNTY HEALTH UNIT BOONEVILLE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BOONEVILLE, AR)
  • BOONEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BOONEVILLE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Mountain:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 35 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 42 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 53 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • National Park Community College (about 55 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • University of Arkansas (about 70 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 71 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Henderson State University (about 79 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable location: Blue Mountain Volunteer Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Logan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.0%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.4%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Arkansas average:

11.6

Blue Mountain travel time to work - commute Blue Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Mountain town (based on Logan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,59274
Catholic1,5078
Mainline Protestant1,3358
Black Protestant3672
Other63
None4,546-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Logan County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Logan County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Logan County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

27.7%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blue Mountain:

51.0%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blue Mountain:

48.2%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Blue Mountain:

29.0
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.0%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blue Mountain:

8.1%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blue Mountain:

38.0%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Blue Mountain:

56.9%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Blue Mountain:

76.7%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Mountain, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$375
Water Supply 0$0 1$868
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,243

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sebastian County, AR  0.95% ($30,406 average AGI)
from Franklin County, AR  0.43% ($34,710)
from Yell County, AR  0.41% ($23,700)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,463 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sebastian County, AR  1.38% ($30,208 average AGI)
to Franklin County, AR  0.69% ($28,140)
to Johnson County, AR  0.47% ($21,265)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Mountain:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Mountain:

  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KOLX (94.5 FM; BARLING, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERX (95.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF PARIS, INC.)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K232AV (94.3 FM; BOONEVILLE, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER DBA MEGAMEDIA)
  • K285AY (104.9 FM; HAVANA, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, JR.)
  • K288CH (105.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, ETC., AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, JR.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KRBK (104.7 FM; BOONEVILLE, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • KYEL (105.5 FM; DANVILLE, AR; Owner: DANVILLE FM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Mountain:

  • K53GB (Channel 53; PARIS, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K52FJ (Channel 52; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • $229,000Total costs
  • 4,618Total average daily traffic
  • 46Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,429Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blue Mountain)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Magazine Mountain Electronic Site 22 (Lat: 35.188972 Lon: -93.680750), Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WNUM829, Licensee ID: L00007580
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.010 MHzGrant Date: 07/24/2000, Expiration Date: 10/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006Registrant: State Of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72203, Phone: (501) 569-2460

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Mountain and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE MOUNTAIN WATERWORKS (Population served: 403, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-20-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-20-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-20-2013)
  • 4 other older health violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (19%)

Blue Mountain compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator