Profile for Hot Springs, Arkansas, AR
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Hot Springs is a city in Garland County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Hot Springs is 34.503N. The longitude is -93.055W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,770.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Hot Springs demographic reports
Hot Springs is on Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine, in the Ouachita Mountains
President Andrew Jackson declared Hot Springs the first federal reservation in 1832
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 392. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 10.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Billy Bob Thornton, actor, screenwriter
· Bobby Mitchell, football player
· President Bill Clinton
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Java Dave's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-6, 2007
- Hot Springs Blues Festival - Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2007
- Diversity Weekend - April 13-15, 2007
- ArtBlast - Nov. 24, 2007
- Hot Springs Music Festival - June 3-16, 2007
- Springfest - June 30-July 4, 2007
- Documentary Film Festival - Oct. 19-28, 2007
- End of Summer Celebration - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
- Jazz Fest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hot Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Hot Springs National Park, Lake Catherine State Park, Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita
Hot Springs attractions: Belle of Hot Springs riverboat, Clowers Zoo, Garvan Woodland Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Fordyce Bathhouse, Buckstaff Bathhouse, Mid-America Science Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 82
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Ancestry & family history
12% of Hot Springs residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hot Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hot Springs was $17,961, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Hot Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Hot Springs festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Jazz Fest - S
- Hot Springs Music Festival - J
- Oktoberfest - O
- Springfest - J
- Hot Springs Blues Festival - A
- Documentary Film Festival - O
- Diversity Weekend - A
- End of Summer Celebration - A
- ArtBlast - N
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Hot Springs include Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hot Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.
Libraries in Hot Springs include Garland County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hot Springs include Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
TV stations in Hot Springs include KVTH.
Garland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hot Springs political report.
The average commute time for Hot Springs workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hot Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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