Flippin is a city in Marion County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,345 at the 2020 census.[3]

Flippin, Arkansas
Sign in front of Flippin city hall
Sign in front of Flippin city hall
Official seal of Flippin, Arkansas
"Flippin Awesome!"
Location in Marion County, Arkansas
Location in Marion County, Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°16′38″N 92°35′37″W / 36.27722°N 92.59361°W / 36.27722; -92.59361
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.88 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Land1.88 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation633 ft (193 m)
 • Total1,345
 • Density714.29/sq mi (275.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code870
FIPS code05-24010
GNIS feature ID2403618[2]

The city was named for the Thomas H. Flippin family and was incorporated in 1921.[4] The Thomas H. Flippin Chapter of the Arkansas State Society, National Society United States Daughters of 1812, was named for the military service of SGT Thomas H. Flippin of Captain Hugh Brown’s Company, 1st Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Militia during the War of 1812.

Geography edit

Flippin is located in eastern Marion County north of US 412/62, in the Ozarks south of Bull Shoals Lake. The town lies 3 miles (5 km) west of the White River. US 412/62 leads southwest 7 miles (11 km) to Yellville, the Marion county seat, and northeast 14 miles (23 km) to Mountain Home.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Flippin has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.[1]

Climate edit

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Flippin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2020 census edit

Flippin racial composition[7]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,224 91.0%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1 0.07%
Native American 15 1.12%
Asian 4 0.3%
Other/Mixed 60 4.46%
Hispanic or Latino 41 3.05%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,345 people, 594 households, and 306 families residing in the city.

2000 census edit

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,357 people, 583 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 755.7 inhabitants per square mile (291.8/km2). There were 644 housing units at an average density of 358.7 per square mile (138.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.87% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 583 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

Economy edit

Located close to the White River, tourism plays a vital role in the Flippin economy with several resorts that feature trout fishing and lodging on the river. Ranger Boats was founded in and continues to operate out of Flippin.

Education edit

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Flippin School District and its three schools including Flippin High School.

Infrastructure edit

Highways edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Flippin, Arkansas
  3. ^ a b "P1. Race – Flippin city, Arkansas: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  4. ^ "Flippin, Arkansas".
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Flippin, Arkansas
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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