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Cave City, Arkansas
Location of Cave City in Independence County and Sharp County, Arkansas.
Location of Cave City in Independence County and Sharp County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Independence, Sharp
Townships Barren (Independence)
Cave (Sharp)
Settled 1890
Founded by James Andrew Laman and John William Laman
Area
 • Total 2.56 sq mi (6.62 km2)
 • Land 2.56 sq mi (6.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
676 ft (206 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,922
 • Density 751.66/sq mi (290.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72521
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-12280
GNIS feature ID 0076551

Cave City is a city in Independence and Sharp counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 1,904 at the 2010 census. The city was named for a large cave underneath the Crystal River Tourist Camp, which is the oldest motor court in Arkansas. Cave City is known for its award-winning "world's sweetest" watermelons and holds an annual watermelon festival in July.

Geography

Cave City is located at 35°56′53″N 91°33′3″W / 35.94806°N 91.55083°W / 35.94806; -91.55083 (35.948087, -91.550952). The town is centered on, and partially located above, the Crystal River, an underground body of water located in the multi-room Crystal River Cave, for which the town is named. The beginning and ending of the water source has never been determined.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

List of highways

  • US 167.svg U.S. Highway 167
  • Arkansas 58.svg Arkansas Highway 58
  • Arkansas 230.svg Arkansas Highway 230

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 278
1920 243 −12.6%
1930 296 21.8%
1940 427 44.3%
1950 442 3.5%
1960 540 22.2%
1970 807 49.4%
1980 1,634 102.5%
1990 1,503 −8.0%
2000 1,946 29.5%
2010 1,904 −2.2%
2020 1,922 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

2020 census

Cave City racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,711 89.02%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 53 2.76%
Native American 16 0.83%
Asian 8 0.42%
Other/Mixed 81 4.21%
Hispanic or Latino 53 2.76%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,922 people, 853 households, and 554 families residing in the city.

Education

Students in the area can attend the Cave City School District.

See also

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