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Ash Flat, Arkansas
Location of Ash Flat in Fulton County and Sharp County, Arkansas.
Location of Ash Flat in Fulton County and Sharp County, Arkansas.
Ash Flat, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Ash Flat, Arkansas
Ash Flat, Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Sharp, Fulton
 • Total 6.32 sq mi (16.36 km2)
 • Land 6.32 sq mi (16.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
663 ft (202 m)
 • Total 1,137
 • Density 180.05/sq mi (69.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-02470
GNIS feature ID 0076202

Ash Flat is a city in Fulton and Sharp counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 1,082 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Sharp County.

It is located in the state's Ozarks Region, approximately 130 miles (210 km) north-northeast of Little Rock and 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Jonesboro.


Ash Flat was established in 1856. The community was so named for a grove of ash trees near the original town site.

In 1967, the Arkansas General Assembly designated Ash Flat as the single county seat of Sharp County, a title previously held by Hardy and Evening Shade concurrently.


Ash Flat is located at 36°13′52″N 91°36′33″W / 36.23111°N 91.60917°W / 36.23111; -91.60917 (36.231107, -91.609163).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 1,137
U.S. Decennial Census
Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 315
1950 265 −15.9%
1960 192 −27.5%
1970 211 9.9%
1980 524 148.3%
1990 667 27.3%
2000 977 46.5%
2010 1,082 10.7%
2018 (est.) 1,094 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Ash Flat racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,027 90.33%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 6 0.53%
Native American 12 1.06%
Asian 8 0.7%
Other/Mixed 50 4.4%
Hispanic or Latino 34 2.99%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,137 people, 471 households, and 248 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,082 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% Black, 0.5% Native American and 1.5% from two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Ash Flat is served by the Highland School District, which operates Highland High School. The Highland district was formed from the 1962 consolidation of the Ash Flat School District and the Hardy School District. Due to the previous rivalry between the two districts, some members of the community were unsure whether the vote to consolidate would succeed.

Ozarka College established a site in Ash Flat in the fall of 2001.

Notable people

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