Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

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Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
City
Cleburne County and Van Buren County Arkansas Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Fairfield Bay Highlighted 0522660.svg
Location of Fairfield Bay in Cleburne County and Van Buren County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°36′7″N92°15′51″W / 35.60194°N 92.26417°W / 35.60194; -92.26417 Coordinates: 35°36′7″N92°15′51″W / 35.60194°N 92.26417°W / 35.60194; -92.26417
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Van Buren, Cleburne
Area [1]
  Total 15.17 sq mi (39.28 km2)
  Land 15.11 sq mi (39.12 km2)
  Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 2,338
  Estimate (2017) [2] 2,207
  Density 146.10/sq mi (56.41/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72088
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-22660
GNIS feature ID 0057738
Website www.cityoffairfieldbay.com

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. [3] 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.

Cleburne County, Arkansas County in the United States

Cleburne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,970. The county seat and most populous city is Heber Springs. The county was formed on February 20, 1883 as the last of Arkansas's 75 counties to be formed. It is named for Confederate General Patrick Cleburne. Cleburne is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Van Buren County, Arkansas County in the United States

Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,295. The county seat is Clinton. The county was formed on November 11, 1833, and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

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

Greers Ferry Lake

Greers Ferry Lake is the reservoir formed by Greers Ferry Dam, a United States Army Corps of Engineers dam in Northern Arkansas. It is located about 60 miles (100 km) north of Little Rock.

Geography

Fairfield Bay is located in eastern Van Buren County at 35°36′07″N92°15′51″W / 35.602031°N 92.264164°W / 35.602031; -92.264164 , [4] extending eastward into Cleburne County. It is located on hills overlooking the northern shore of Greers Ferry Lake, a reservoir on the Little Red River, a tributary of the White River which flows to the Mississippi.

The Little Red River is a 102-mile-long (164 km) river in White, Van Buren, Searcy, Stone and Cleburne counties of north-central Arkansas.

Mississippi River largest river system in North America

The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. Its source is Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for 2,320 miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. The main stem is entirely within the United States; the total drainage basin is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2), of which only about one percent is in Canada. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth-longest and fifteenth-largest river by discharge in the world. The river either borders or passes through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.7 km2), of which 15.3 square miles (39.5 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.36%, is water. [3]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

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Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
2000 2,460
2010 2,338−5.0%
Est. 20172,207 [2] −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
2014 Estimate [6]

As of the census [7] 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.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

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.

Marriage social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

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

Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Shirley School District in Van Buren County and by the West Side School District for Cleburne County.

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