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Patmos, Arkansas
Location of Patmos in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Location of Patmos in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 33°30′45″N 93°34′7″W / 33.51250°N 93.56861°W / 33.51250; -93.56861Coordinates: 33°30′45″N 93°34′7″W / 33.51250°N 93.56861°W / 33.51250; -93.56861
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
 • Land0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
328 ft (100 m)
 • Total64
 • Estimate 
 • Density540.54/sq mi (208.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code05-53900
GNIS feature ID0053213

Patmos is a town in Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 64 at the 2010 census.[3] It bears the same name as the Greek island of Patmos, where the Book of Revelation was written.

Patmos is part of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Patmos is located in southern Hempstead County at 33°30′45″N 93°34′7″W / 33.51250°N 93.56861°W / 33.51250; -93.56861 (33.512430, -93.568506).[4] Arkansas Highway 355 passes through the town, leading southeast 26 miles (42 km) to Waldo and west then north 10 miles (16 km) to Spring Hill. Hope, the Hempstead County seat, is 12 miles (19 km) north of Patmos via Patmos Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201960[2]−6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 61 people, 21 households, and 17 families residing in the town. The population density was 196.3/km2 (506.0/mi2). There were 26 housing units at an average density of 83.7/km2 (215.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.44% White, 1.64% from other races, and 4.92% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21 households, out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.0% were married couples living together, and 14.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,500, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $16,875 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,597. There were no families and 3.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References in popular culture[edit]

In avant-garde band The Residents' internet series, "The Bunny Boy", the title character searches for his missing brother Harvey. Mistakingly believing him to be on the Greek island of Patmos, it finally emerges that Harvey is in Patmos, Arkansas, and is trying to prevent the coming Apocalypse. Bunny travels to Arkansas, seeking his brother, in an attempt help him to save the world.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Patmos town, Arkansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 20, 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.