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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.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Craighead
Area
 • Total 3.10 sq mi (8.02 km2)
 • Land 3.09 sq mi (8.00 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,876
 • Density 607.51/sq mi (234.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72411
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-04180
GNIS feature ID 0076250

Bay is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,801 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

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).

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

History

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 April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak. The tornado was classified as an EF-2, with estimated wind speeds of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h; 100 kn). 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).

List of highways

  • AR 158
  • AR 463

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 300
1940 357 19.0%
1950 500 40.1%
1960 627 25.4%
1970 751 19.8%
1980 1,605 113.7%
1990 1,660 3.4%
2000 1,800 8.4%
2010 1,801 0.1%
2020 1,876 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

2020 census

Bay racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,684 89.77%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 62 3.3%
Native American 10 0.53%
Asian 2 0.11%
Pacific Islander 2 0.11%
Other/Mixed 89 4.74%
Hispanic or Latino 27 1.44%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,876 people, 717 households, and 532 families residing in the city.

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