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Batesville

Batesville, Arkansas

  •   State: 
    Arkansas
      County: 
    Independence County
      City: 
    Batesville
      County FIPS: 
    05063
      Coordinates: 
    35°46′25″N 91°38′29″W
      Area total: 
    11.71 sq mi (30.33 km²)
      Area land: 
    11.60 sq mi (30.03 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.30 km²)
      Elevation: 
    377 ft (115 m)
      Established: 
    1821; Incorporated 1822
  •   Latitude: 
    35,7714
      Longitude: 
    -91,6498
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Batesville, AR
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    72501
    72503
      GMAP: 

    Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas, United States

  •   Population: 
    11,191
      Population density: 
    965.16 residents per square mile of area (372.64/km²)
      Household income: 
    $37,279
      Households: 
    3,780
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.38%
      Income taxes: 
    7.00%

Batesville is the county seat and largest city of Independence County, Arkansas, United States, 80 miles (183 km) northeast of Little Rock. The city serves as a regional manufacturing and distribution hub for the Ozark Mountain region and Northeast Arkansas. Batesville is home to Lyon College, a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and noted for the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival each fall. It contains three National Register Historic Districts and many properties separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was listed in Norman Crampton's 1992 book The 100 Best Small Towns in America, ranking at #75. In the 2020 United States census, there were 11,191 people, 3,985 households, and 2,448 families residing in the city. It is located at 35°4625N 91°3829W (35.773488, -91.641338). Batesville lies on the White River and has a total area of 11.11 square miles (28.8 km²) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a population of 10,268, with 4,146 housing units at an average density of 398.3 per square mile (153.8/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 83.2% White, 4.3% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.5% Asian, and 0.3%. The city has only one high school within the city limits, Batesville High School.

History

Batesville is the primary city name, but also Southside are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Batesville, Arkansas. Batesville was named for the first territorial delegate from Arkansas to the Congress of the United States, James Woodson Bates. The town has also gone by the names of Napoleon and Poke Bayou. It was listed in Norman Crampton's 1992 book The 100 Best Small Towns in America, ranking at #75. Batesville is the home of Lyon College, a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and noted for the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival each fall. The city is home to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), and NASCAR driver Mark Martin. It contains three National Register Historic Districts and many properties separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Between 1940 and 1941, Batesville had its own minor league baseball team within the Northeast Arkansas League known as the Batesville Pilots. The team later disbanded in 1941. It currently has only one high school within the city limits, Batesvile High School. In the past, the area in and around the city had extensive quarries of manganese ore, phosphate rock, sandstone, limestone, and marble. It is the second oldest municipality after the town of Georgetown and the oldest city in the state of Arkansas. The first known settlement of Batesville area was in 1810 near the mouth of Polk Bayou, and by 1819 the town had a ferry across the White River and about a dozen houses. In 1821, Judge Richard Searcy opened the town's first state circuit court.

Geography

Batesville is located at 35°4625N 91°3829W (35.773488, -91.641338).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.11 square miles (28.8 km²) Batesville lies on the White River, which runs through the center of the city. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Batesville has an area of 10.98 square miles of land, of which 0.12% is water. Batesville is home to the Batesville High School, which was founded in 1903. The school was the first in the state to graduate from high school. It was also the first high school to graduate with a bachelor's degree. The high school had a population of 1,071 in 1950. The city's population has grown to 1,081 in 2010. It is the site of one of the nation's largest high schools, with an enrollment of 6,077. It also has a high school with a total enrollment of 2,074. It has a low-lying area of 0.13 square miles (0.3 km²) of land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km) of water. The White River runs through Batesville, and the city is located on its eastern edge. The town's name is derived from the word "white" which means "river" or "river".

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 10,243 people, 3,777 households, and 2,383 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 83.2% White, 4.3% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.5% Asian, and 1.40% Pacific Islander. The city's median income was $33,133, and the median income for a family was $42,634. The per capita income for the city is $17,753. About 11.1% of families and 14.5%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1%. of those under age 18 and 16.6. of those age 65 or over. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the city had 11,191 people and 3,985 households, with 4,146 housing units. The population density was 907.3 inhabitants per square mile (350.3/km²). The city has a population of 11,190 people and a population density of 907 inhabitants per sq km² (350-350/sq ft) The city is located in the Rio Grande Valley region of the state of New Mexico. It is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is on the border with New Mexico, New Mexico and Nevada. The state's largest city is Las Vegas, which is located to the west. The U.N. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 10,200 people.

Education

Batesville Public Schools are part of the Batesville School District, Arkansas. The district has one early learning center, one junior high school, one high school and three elementary schools. Students attend Batesville High School. Students at Batesville Elementary School also attend the high school. Students in the elementary schools attend the elementary school's junior high and senior high schools. The elementary schools are located in Batesville. The high school is located in the town of Batesville, Arkansas, about 50 miles from Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas and the state's capital city of Little Rock. The school district has a population of about 2,000 students, according to the 2010-11 school year report. It has an enrollment of about 1,800 students, the district's website says.

Infrastructure

The U.S. Highway 167 is one of the busiest highways in the United States. Arkansas Highway 25 is the second busiest highway in the state. The Arkansas Highway 69 Business is the third busiest highway. The Highway 394 is the fourth busiest highway, after the Highway 25 Business and the Highway 106 Business. The highway was built in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the first highway to be built on the Arkansas River, which runs through the state's Ozark Mountains. It is also known as the Arkansas Turnpike, which was constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. The first Arkansas Highway opened in the 1970s and was completed in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the highway was extended to the Mississippi River, where it was extended again in the 2000s and 2010s.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Batesville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Batesville is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the town. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located near the Ohio-Illinois border, which is about 20 miles north of the town's center. The city has a history of being involved in the Civil War, including the Battle of Batesville, which took place in 1859 and 1859. It has also been the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, in which the U.S. Army used the town as a staging area for the invasion of Normandy. It also has been the location of the American Civil Rights Movement, which began in the late 19th century. It was also home to the first African-American president, George H.W. Bush, who was born in 1858. The area is also known as the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln, who died in office in 1881, and his son, George W. Wilson, who served from 1881 to 1883. The community has a long history of supporting the Democratic Party, which dates back to the early 20th century, and was first established in 1836. The current mayor of the city is a former member of the Democratic National Committee, which was founded in 1876.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas = 86. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 83. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Batesville = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 11,191 individuals with a median age of 39.1 age the population dropped by -1.86% in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 965.16 residents per square mile of area (372.64/km²). There are average 2.23 people per household in the 3,780 households with an average household income of $37,279 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.70% of the available work force and has dropped -4.71% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.88%. The number of physicians in Batesville per 100,000 population = 205.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Batesville = 46.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 90. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 217. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 26.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 32, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas which are owned by the occupant = 54.91%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $92,960 and home appreciation of -0.46%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.83 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,766 per student. There are 11.6 students for each teacher in the school, 328 students for each Librarian and 284 students for each Counselor. 2.74% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.35% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.80% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Batesville's population in Independence County, Arkansas of 2,327 residents in 1900 has increased 4,81-fold to 11,191 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.64% female residents and 47.36% male residents live in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas.

    As of 2020 in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas are married and the remaining 42.80% are single population.

  • 16.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Batesville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.13% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.17% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.40% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas, 54.91% are owner-occupied homes, another 35.55% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.54% are vacant.

  • The 63.68% of the population in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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