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The City of Mountain Home had a population of 12,816 as of July 1, 2021. Mountain Home ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mountain Home is located at latitude 36.3353 and longitude -92.3852 in Baxter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Home encompass a land area of 11.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Baxter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 817 feet.

The City of Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home is located within Township of Mountain Home, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baxter County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Home: Rapps Barren, Rapps Barrens.

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Mountain Home, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 12,816 (100%)
Population in Households 12,519 (97.7%)
Population in Families 9,374 (73.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 297 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 1,077
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $40,033
Average Household Income $60,724
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $27,988
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,950 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,070 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 710 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $128,610
Average Home Value $164,940
Housing Affordability Index3 192


Total Households 6,020
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 3,556
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.25% 0.32%
Households 0.21% 0.31%
Families 0.43% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

Mountain Home, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Home to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 32 94th
Population Density # 50 91st
Median Household Income # 327 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 156 29th
Per Capita Income # 118 78th
Diversity Index # 431 20th

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