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Mount Ida, Arkansas

Mount Ida is a city located in Montgomery County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 981. The city is the county seat of Montgomery County6.


\nMount Ida is located at 34°33'14" North, 93°37'50" West (34.553879, -93.630641)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.2 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.20% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 981 people, 412 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density is 231.0/km² (598.5/mi²). There are 471 housing units at an average density of 110.9/km² (287.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.53% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 412 households out of which 22.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% are non-families. 35.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.74. In the city the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. For every 100 females there are 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $21,438, and the median income for a family is $30,714. Males have a median income of $25,875 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,532. 23.4% of the population and 18.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.2% are under the age of 18 and 16.0% are 65 or older.