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Lead Hill, Arkansas
Location of Lead Hill in Boone County, Arkansas.
Location of Lead Hill in Boone County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Boone
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total 274
 • Density 474.05/sq mi (182.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
72630, 72644
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-39040
GNIS feature ID 0058050

Lead Hill is a town in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 271 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Lead Hill was named from valuable deposits of lead in the vicinity.


Lead Hill is located at 36°24′53″N 92°54′25″W / 36.41472°N 92.90694°W / 36.41472; -92.90694 (36.414815, -92.906907).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), of which 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (12.96%) is water.

Major highways

  • Arkansas 7.svg Arkansas Highway 7
  • Arkansas 14.svg Arkansas Highway 14


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 253
1890 333 31.6%
1920 218
1930 268 22.9%
1940 194 −27.6%
1950 110 −43.3%
1960 102 −7.3%
1970 143 40.2%
1980 247 72.7%
1990 283 14.6%
2000 287 1.4%
2010 271 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 287 people, 126 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 605.2 people per square mile (235.8/km2). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 303.7 per square mile (118.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.86% White, 0.35% Asian, and 2.79% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 126 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $18,864 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,051. About 9.3% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.8% of those 65 or over.


Due to its elevation, northerly latitude, and surrounding topography, Lead Hill often experiences the lowest minimum temperatures during Arkansas's cooler months. This distinction, though, is often shared with the small Buffalo River hamlet of Gilbert.

Points of interest

Ozark Medieval Fortress [1]

Bull Shoals Lake

Lead Hill is located near Branson, Missouri and Diamond City, Arkansas.


Lead Hill, along with South Lead Hill and Diamond City, is within the Lead Hill School District, which leads to graduation from Lead Hill High School.

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