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The City of Mountain Home had a population of 12,436 as of July 1, 2017. 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 36.3345 and longitude -92.3846 in Baxter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Home (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2404330) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mountain Home population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Mountain Home, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,436
Daytime Population: Workers 11,590
Daytime Population: Residents 7,461
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,051
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 12,141
Population in Familes 9,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 295
Population Density2 1,060
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $32,145
Average Household Income $49,160
Per Capita Income $22,893


Total Housing Units 6,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,682 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,140 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 643 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $135,035
Average Home Value $159,794


Total Households 5,823
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 3,473
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% 0.06%
Households -0.13% 0.0%
Families 0.35% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 2017 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 # 33 94th
Population Density # 59 89th
Diversity Index # 442 19th
Median Household Income # 414 24th
Per Capita Income # 155 71st

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