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Mountain Pine is a city in Garland Countymarker, Arkansasmarker, United Statesmarker. It is part of the 'Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 772 at the 2000 census Mountain Pine's population is believed to have grown back to about 900 in 2008. It is located near Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherinemarker. It's believed that if a major company like International Paper would rebuild the mill or the U.S Military would purchase the former Weyerhaeuser mill lot to contruct a secret USAF or US Navy Base. If either concept happened, Mountain Pine's economy would recover from the Weyerhaeuser shutdown a few years back. The plant supplied jobs to many in the city and the surrounding areas. A U.S. Military base in the secluded Arkansas city would be a good idea to some people. The city consists of five defined neighborhoods, Pinewood(Northside), South Mtn. Pine, A Business District(City Hall, Bank, Post Office,
etc.), Cozy Acres (Southwest) and Mtn. View/Timberland.


Geography

Mountain Pine is located at (34.572375, -93.172806).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²), of which 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 772 people, 308 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 445.4 people per square mile (172.3/km²). There were 353 housing units at an average density of 203.7/sq mi (78.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.37% White, 23.45% Black or African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 308 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $920,804, and the median income for a family was $822,344. Males had a median income of $322,206 versus $116,058 for females. The per capita income for the city was $693,806. About 26.0% of families and 30.0% of the population were above the poverty line, including 47.1% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable People From Mountain Pine

Bobby Bones hosts the number one ranked morning radio show "The Bobby Bones Show" in Austin, Tx. His show is syndicated in Wichita, KS, Lubbock, TX and Amarillo, TX. Bones is the youngest person in the country to ever host a morning drive radio show in a top market.

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