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Mount Ida, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Ida had a population of 1,100 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Ida ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Ida is located at latitude 34.5492 and longitude -93.6299 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Ida (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Mount Ida (GNIS ID: 2404320) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mount Ida is located within Township of Mount Ida, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Ida population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Ida: Montgomery, Salem.

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Mount Ida, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,100
Population in Households 1,004
Population in Familes 766
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density1 689
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $89,220
Average Home Value $137,785


Median Household Income $37,139
Average Household Income $45,812
Per Capita Income $21,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.04%
Households 0.55% 0.08%
Families 0.89% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Ida, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Ida to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 198 64th
Population Density1 # 165 70th
Diversity Index2 # 431 20th
Median Household Income # 250 54th
Per Capita Income # 175 68th

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