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Welcome to Mountain Home ...

The city of Mountain Home is located in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Mountain Home is located in Baxter County<1> and is the County Seat for Baxter County.

The location of Mountain Home has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Mountain Home: Mtn. Home

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mountain Home has a population of 12,569 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mountain Home.

The community of Mountain Home is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mountain Home lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Mountain Home: (870)

The ZIP codes for Mountain Home: 72653-72654<5>

Websites for Mountain Home ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mtnhomechamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Mountain Home, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mountain Home had an population of 12,569 people. This is an increase of 0.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mountain Home had a population of 12,448 people (which is 29.99% of the total population of Baxter County). This makes Mountain Home the county's most populous community.

The population of Mountain Home represents 0.43% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,448 people, the population of Mountain Home increased 13.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,012 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mountain Home.

Communities Also Named Mountain Home ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Mountain Home: This one is located in Baxter County and the other is located in White County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 12 communities that are also named Mountain Home - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Idaho (2), North Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mountain Home.

Communities near Mountain Home ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mountain Home.

  • Gassville [Baxter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassville
    • Gassville [Baxter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Mountain Home
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gassville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassville<7>
  • Bull Shoals [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Shoals
    • Bull Shoals [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Mountain Home
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,946 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Shoals
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bull Shoals<7>
  • Calico Rock [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calico Rock
    • Calico Rock [Izard County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Mountain Home
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,746 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calico Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calico Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calico Rock<7>
  • Flippin [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flippin
    • Flippin [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Mountain Home
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flippin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flippin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flippin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yellville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellville
      • Yellville [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Mountain Home
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yellville<7>
    • Cotter [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotter
      • Cotter [Baxter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Mountain Home
      • Estimated population in 2019: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotter<7>
    • Gainesville [Ozark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Ozark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Mountain Home
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<7>
    • Lakeview [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Baxter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Mountain Home
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeview<7>
    • Summit [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Mountain Home
      • Estimated population in 2019: 590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Norfork [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfork
      • Norfork [Baxter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Mountain Home
      • Estimated population in 2019: 536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfork<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mountain Home. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mountain Home.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mountain Home. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mountain Home.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Home. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mountain Home.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mountain Home ...

Looking for more information about Mountain Home? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mountain Home, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mountain Home.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Baxter County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mountain Home. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Baxter County: www.baxtercounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Baxter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mountain Home.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mountain Home - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mountain Home). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mountain Home or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Mountain Home includes: 72653 & 72654.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Home) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mountain Home. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Home

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Home. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3344, Longitude: -92.3841       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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