Mount Ida is a city in
County, Arkansas, United States.
The population was 981 at the 2000 census
. The city is the
county seat of Montgomery
It is known as the quartz crystal capital
of the U.S. and is known worldwide for its quartz
Mount Ida is located at (34.553879, -93.630641) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square
miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles
(0.1 km²) of it (1.20%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 981
people, 412 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (231.0/km²). There were 471 housing units at
an average density of 287.4/sq mi (110.9/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 96.53% White
, 0.10% Black
or African American
, 1.94% Native American
, 0.31% Asian
, 0.10% from other races
, and 1.02% from two
or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 412 households out of which 22.1% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married
living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 35.4% of all
households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age
of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to
64, and 34.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
50 years. For every 100 females there were 78.0 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,438, and the
median income for a family was $30,714. Males had a median income
of $25,875 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$13,532. About 18.9% of families and 23.4% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 29.2%
of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.