Fountain Lake, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 573 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +40.1%
Males: 289  (50.6%)
Females: 284  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 71901, 71909, 72087.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,968 (it was $30,469 in 2000)
Fountain Lake:

$54,968
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,153 (it was $15,943 in 2000)

Fountain Lake town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,942 (it was $60,600 in 2000)
Fountain Lake:

$96,942
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $140,862; detached houses: $210,091; mobile homes: $31,244

Median gross rent in 2019: $3,464.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fountain Lake: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.2%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fountain Lake, AR (2019)
    • 49294.1%White alone
    • 173.3%Two or more races
    • 81.5%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Black alone

Races in Fountain Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (23.4%), German (16.2%), Scotch-Irish (9.5%), Irish (8.1%), English (6.3%), Greek (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 3.54 square miles.

Population density: 162 people per square mile   (very low).

Fountain Lake, Arkansas map

11 residents are foreign born (2.7% Asia).

This town:

2.7%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,209 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $324 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (34.4 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (156.6 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (255.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hot Springs Village, AR (2.3 miles ),
Lonsdale, AR (2.8 miles),
Hot Springs, AR (3.4 miles ),
Magnet Cove, AR (3.5 miles),
Mountain Pine, AR (3.8 miles ),
Piney, AR (3.8 miles ),
Rockport, AR (4.0 miles ),
Rockwell, AR (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.62 N, Longitude: 92.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Distribution of median household income in Fountain Lake, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fountain Lake, AR in 2019

Fountain Lake satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.3%
Arkansas:

5.7%

Average climate in Fountain Lake, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fountain Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 118% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Fountain Lake town center injured 11 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 23.7 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Fountain Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 499% 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 226.7 miles away from Fountain Lake center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 258.0 miles away from Fountain Lake 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 55.3 miles away from Fountain Lake center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 55.6 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 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garland County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fountain Lake:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY- HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR)
  • CANYON SPRINGS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • ROSEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • FOUNTAIN LAKE HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • LESTER DIERKSEN MEMORIAL HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • GARLAND COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • LEO N LEVI NATIONAL ARTHRITIS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HOT SPRINGS, AR)

Amtrak stations near Fountain Lake:

  • 11 miles: HOT SPRINGS (100 BROADWAY TER.) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: MALVERN (200 E. 1ST ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fountain Lake:

  • National Park Community College (about 14 miles; Hot Springs, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 34 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Henderson State University (about 35 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 38 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 42 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 49 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 58 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Fountain Lake Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Fountain Lake: Center Hill Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Beth Jacob Cemetery (1), Medlock Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Nooner Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Garland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.0%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Fountain Lake:

Marital status in Fountain Lake, AR
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Fountain Lake:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fountain Lake, AR (based on Garland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,254134
Mainline Protestant10,74429
Catholic4,5013
Black Protestant2,57813
Other1,58910
Orthodox3914
None44,967-
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: 15
Here:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
This county:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Garland County:

12.05 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

9.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Garland County:

26.6%
State:

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

15.9%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fountain Lake:

44.3%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

34.0%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Fountain Lake:

27.8
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fountain Lake:

19.0%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.2%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fountain Lake:

6.7
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fountain Lake:

26.8%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Fountain Lake:

49.4%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Fountain Lake:

72.7%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fountain Lake, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$664
Totals for Government 0$0 1$664

6.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hot Spring County, AR  0.60% ($33,657 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.55% ($75,533)
from Saline County, AR  0.53% ($59,455)


6.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Saline County, AR  0.62% ($52,018 average AGI)
to Hot Spring County, AR  0.61% ($30,182)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.55% ($37,097)

Businesses in Fountain Lake, AR

  • SONIC Drive-In: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fountain Lake:

  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KZNG (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KBOK (1310 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fountain Lake:

  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALR (91.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: APPLIED LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KVRE (92.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR; Owner: CADDO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLXQ (101.9 FM; MOUNTAIN PINE, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fountain Lake:

  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K44EV (Channel 44; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTVV-LP (Channel 63; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KVTH (Channel 26; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)

Fountain Lake fatal accident list:

Apr 11, 2018 07:21 PM, Cr-Danville Rd, Lat: 34.630200, Lon: -92.950003, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 22, 2017 05:34 PM, Sr-5-060, Lat: 34.615553, Lon: -92.919036, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 2007 05:40 AM, Sr-5-06, Lat: 34.606517, Lon: -92.924714, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 28, 2005 12:17 AM, Sr-5-06, Lat: 34.617150, Lon: -92.881100, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 2005 07:50 PM, Sr-5-06, Hillvale Garden Trl., Lat: 34.605730, Lon: -92.924800, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.9mTotal length
  • $733,000Total costs
  • 27,320Total average daily traffic
  • 361Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,589Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fountain Lake, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fountain Lake, AR
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fountain Lake, AR
  • 59.5%Electricity
  • 25.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.1%Wood
  • 2.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fountain Lake, AR
  • 95.9%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fountain Lake compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Fountain Lake on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #13 (71909) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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