Mountain View, Arkansas

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Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 2,998.[1] The town's name comes from its location in a valley surrounded by the eastern Ozark Mountains. Prior to the founding of Mountain View in 1890, the town of Riggsville existed immediately to the east.

Mountain View was the birthplace of Dick Powell (1907-1963), a singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio boss (cofounder of Four Star Television).



Mountain View is located at 35°51′54″N 92°6′31″W / 35.865°N 92.10861°W / 35.865; -92.10861 (35.864886, -92.108497)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,876 people, 1,287 households, and 792 families residing in the city. The population density was 421.8 people per square mile (162.8/km²). There were 1,450 housing units at an average density of 212.7/sq mi (82.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.97% White, 0.94% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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