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Flippin, Arkansas
Sign in front of Flippin city hall
Sign in front of Flippin city hall
Location of Flippin in Marion County, Arkansas.
Location of Flippin in Marion County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Marion
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Land 1.88 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 1,345
 • Density 714.29/sq mi (275.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-24010

Flippin is a city in Marion County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,471 at the 2019 census

The town was named for the Thomas H. Flippin family and was incorporated in 1921.


Flippin is located on a major non-interstate highway, US 412/62, in the Ozark Mountains near the South Shore of Bull Shoals Lake. The town lies between the White River and the Buffalo National River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Flippin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 325
1940 332 2.2%
1950 646 94.6%
1960 433 −33.0%
1970 626 44.6%
1980 1,072 71.2%
1990 1,006 −6.2%
2000 1,357 34.9%
2010 1,355 −0.1%
2020 1,345 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Flippin racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,224 91.0%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1 0.07%
Native American 15 1.12%
Asian 4 0.3%
Other/Mixed 60 4.46%
Hispanic or Latino 41 3.05%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,345 people, 594 households, and 306 families residing in the city.


Ranger Boats was founded in and continues to operate out of Flippin.

Ark-Plas, Diego's Fresh Mex, Micro Plastics, J&P Auto Sales, Wal-Mart, Flippin Public Schools, Marion County Government, Actronix, Parkview Pizza, NATCO, and Spirit Industries are top employers of Flippin citizens. Located close to the White River, tourism plays a vital role in the Flippin economy. Several resorts that feature trout fishing and lodging on the White River include: Cedarwood Lodge, Sportsman's Resort, Stetson's on the White, White Hole Resort and Wildcat Shoals Resort.


Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Flippin School District and its three schools including Flippin High School.



  • US 62 (1961).svgUS 412.svg US 62/US 412
  • US 62B.svg U.S. Route 62 Business
  • Arkansas 178.svg Highway 178
  • Arkansas 202.svg Highway 202
  • Arkansas 980(Airport).svg Airport Highway 980
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