Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

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Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
City
Location in Van Buren County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°36′7″N 92°15′51″W / 35.60194°N 92.26417°W / 35.60194; -92.26417Coordinates: 35°36′7″N 92°15′51″W / 35.60194°N 92.26417°W / 35.60194; -92.26417
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountiesVan Buren, Cleburne
Area
 • Total15.2 sq mi (39.3 km2)
 • Land15.2 sq mi (39.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,460
 • Density161.8/sq mi (62.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code72088
Area code(s)501
FIPS code05-22660
GNIS feature ID0057738
 
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Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
City
Location in Van Buren County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°36′7″N 92°15′51″W / 35.60194°N 92.26417°W / 35.60194; -92.26417Coordinates: 35°36′7″N 92°15′51″W / 35.60194°N 92.26417°W / 35.60194; -92.26417
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountiesVan Buren, Cleburne
Area
 • Total15.2 sq mi (39.3 km2)
 • Land15.2 sq mi (39.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,460
 • Density161.8/sq mi (62.6/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code72088
Area code(s)501
FIPS code05-22660
GNIS feature ID0057738

Fairfield Bay is a city in Cleburne and Van Buren counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 2,338 at the 2010 census. The population in its portion in Van Buren County, which accounts for the bulk of the city limits, made the city the most populous in Van Buren County as of the 2000 Census, but with a slight decline in population, lost the distinction to Clinton as of 2010.

Fairfield Bay, located on the shore of Greers Ferry Lake, is a leading resort destination and is home to Fairfield Bay Resort, the namesake of Wyndham Worldwide-owned Fairfield Resorts.

Geography[edit]

Fairfield Bay is located at 35°36′07″N 92°15′51″W / 35.602031°N 92.264164°W / 35.602031; -92.264164.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39 km2), of which, 15.2 square miles (39 km2) of it is land and 0.07% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
20002,460
20102,338−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 1,231 households, and 833 families residing in the city. The population density was 162.1 people per square mile (62.6/km²). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 130.2 per square mile (50.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,231 households out of which 8.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 9.3% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 10.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 52.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,089, and the median income for a family was $42,419. Males had a median income of $30,337 versus $21,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,900. About 4.8% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by West Side School District, West Side Elementary School and West Side High School located in Greers Ferry. The district encompasses more than 147.81 square miles (382.8 km2) of land that includes all or portions of Cleburne County and Van Buren County communities including: Higden, Bee Branch, Quitman, Heber Springs, Prim, Edgemont, Shirley, Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, and Drasco.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.