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Sunshine, Arkansas
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So far, we have found very little information about Sunshine. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sunshine to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sunshine, please Contact Us.

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Our information shows that the community of Sunshine is historic. The information below applies to the area where Sunshine would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Sunshine was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (870)

Elevation: 480 feet [146.3 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Sunshine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0312, Longitude: -94.0132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   34° 1' 52"
Lon:   -94° 0' 47"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Dierks

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sunshine

GNIS ID:   81929
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sunshine)

About Howard County

The community of Nashville is the County Seat for Howard County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Howard)


2016:<5>     13,377   (2.99% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     13,789   (3.57% decrease since 2000)
2000:     14,300

Total Area:<6>   595 sq. miles [1,541.9 km²]   - of which 1.14% is water (6.76 sq. miles [17.5 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   6,238

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Howard

GNIS ID:   66872
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sunshine)

About Arkansas

From the US Census


2016:     2,988,248   (2.48% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,915,918   (9.07% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,673,400

Websites for State of Arkansas

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Arkansas

GNIS ID:   68085
FIPS State:   05

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sunshine)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sunshine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunshine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Sunshine, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Sunshine.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sunshine. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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