Blue Mountain, Arkansas

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Population in 2022: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -34.1%
 
Males: 41  (48.1%)
Females: 46  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

24.9 years
Arkansas median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 72826, 72943.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $-655,980,592 (it was $16,500 in 2000)
Blue Mountain $-655,980,592
AR $55,432

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $13,053 (it was $10,481 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-738,095,237 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Blue Mountain $-738,095,237
AR $179,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $165,227; detached houses: $106,812; mobile homes: $265,076
March 2022 cost of living index in Blue Mountain: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 65.4%
(43.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 98.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Blue Mountain, AR (2022)
    • 8555.2%White alone
    • 4730.5%Two or more races
    • 2616.9%Black alone
    • 63.9%Hispanic



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blue Mountain, Arkansas as of May 30, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Mountain is 100 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (21.8%), English (7.7%), German (6.4%), Hungarian (1.3%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 517 feet

Land area: 1.08 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (very low).

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3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Arkansas:

5.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Blue Mountain town:

1.2% ($225)
Arkansas:

0.7% ($500)

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

Distribution of median household income in Blue Mountain, AR in 2022
Distribution of house value in Blue Mountain, AR in 2022

Blue Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.3%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Average climate in Blue Mountain, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 571% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 174.5 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) 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) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Blue Mountain center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 183.8 miles away from Blue Mountain center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Logan County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Mountain topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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

Birthplace of: Ed Wilkes - AMerican businesmsan.

Logan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Blue Mountain:

Marital status in Blue Mountain, AR
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 24.1%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Logan County:

9.1%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Logan County:

14.9%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
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 6$550
Totals for Government 0$0 6$550

Blue Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($80.46)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($45.98)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,000 ($218.39)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($172.41)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($114.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($114.94)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($91.95)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($80.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($45.98)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($103.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($45.98)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($45.98)

Blue Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($149.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($80.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000 ($252.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($34.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($275.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($91.95)
    Other: $5,000 ($57.47)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($183.91)
    Property: $7,000 ($80.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($45.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($11.49)

Blue Mountain government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,000 ($1022.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000 ($1000.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($22.99)

Blue Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000 ($1195.40)

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
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.8mTotal length
  • $279,000Total costs
  • 9,914Total average daily traffic
  • 1,498Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,606Total 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2000, Expiration Date: 10/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: State Of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72203, Phone: (501) 569-2460


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Mountain, AR
  • 57.7%Utility gas
  • 34.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Mountain, AR
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Blue Mountain compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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