Bay, Arkansas

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Bay, Arkansas
Bay City Hall, July, 2011
Bay City Hall, July, 2011
Location of Bay in Craighead County, Arkansas.
Location of Bay in Craighead County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°44′43″N 90°33′46″W / 35.74528°N 90.56278°W / 35.74528; -90.56278Coordinates: 35°44′43″N 90°33′46″W / 35.74528°N 90.56278°W / 35.74528; -90.56278
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyCraighead
Area
 • Total3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Land3.08 sq mi (7.97 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,801
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
1,805
 • Density586.42/sq mi (226.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72411
Area code(s)870
FIPS code05-04180
GNIS feature ID0076250
Websitecityofbay.org

Bay is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,801 at the 2010 census. Bay was originally Big Bay Bayou, a gist mill was originally on church road. the first school was on Allen st.

Geography[edit]

Bay is located at 35°44′43″N 90°33′46″W / 35.74528°N 90.56278°W / 35.74528; -90.56278 (35.745157, -90.562777).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.

History[edit]

Bay (Indian) Mounds Located at 35.756882,-90.56504, there are only 2 remaining mounds of society who inhabited the area between 1200 and 1400AD. The Bay group itself culturally belongs to the Lawhorn Phase, a society which existed along both sides of the St. Francis River north of Marked Tree, Arkansas.

At 3:01 PM on April 27, 2011, a tornado hit Bay as part of the 2011 Super Outbreak;[4] the tornado was classified as an EF-2, with estimated wind speeds of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h; 100 kn).[4] The tornado lifted a carport and other light debris at the Bay Airport; its path of destruction was 200 yards (180 m) wide and the tornado travelled a path of 0.7 miles (1.1 km).[4]

List of highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930300
194035719.0%
195050040.1%
196062725.4%
197075119.8%
19801,605113.7%
19901,6603.4%
20001,8008.4%
20101,8010.1%
Est. 20171,805[2]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2014 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,800 people, 690 households, and 518 families residing in the city; the population density was 536.7 people per square mile (207.5/km²). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 218.8/sq mi (84.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.39% White, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.78% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 690 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,828, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $28,594 versus $19,732 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,743. About 13.3% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ a b c NOAA Memphis Report
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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