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Mountain Home, Arkansas
(Baxter County)

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The location of Mountain Home

Welcome to Mountain Home ...

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

Mountain Home is located in Baxter County 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).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Mountain Home: Mtn. Home

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Mountain Home has a population of 12,332 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Mountain Home is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mountain Home is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for Mountain Home: 72653-72654<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which had a count of 11,012 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Mountain Home had an population of 12,332 people. This is a decrease of 0.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.99% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Mountain Home ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mountain Home and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Bull Shoals   [Map]   1,944   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Calico Rock   [Map]   1,760   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cotter   [Map]   938   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flippin   [Map]   1,327   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gassville   [Map]   2,136   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   715   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mountain Home. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Home. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mountain Home:

Websites for Mountain Home ...

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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 ...

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About Baxter County

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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:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mountain Home.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mountain Home - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>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 (or directions), 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: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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