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Batesville is a city in Independence County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Judge James Woodson Bates, delegate to Congress

The latitude of Batesville is 35.769N. The longitude is -91.64W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 338 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,479.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,133
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Batesville demographic reports
Batesville is on the White River
Osage Indians ceded this territory by treaty in 1808
Local festivals include:
  • White River Water Carnival - Aug. 1-31, 2007
  • Arkansas Scottish Festival - April 21-22, 2007
  • Ozark Foothills Film Fest - March 22-25, 2007
  • Independence County Fair - July 17-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Batesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Old Independence Regional Museum
Colleges and universities: Lyon College, University of Arkansas Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Batesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Independence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Batesville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Batesville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Batesville was $17,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Batesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Batesville include Batesville Commercial Historic District, Batesville East Main Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Batesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.


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Libraries in Batesville include Independence County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Batesville include Batesville Guard

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Independence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Batesville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Batesville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Batesville include Best Western Scenic Motor Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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