Searcy, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 23,916 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.4%
Males: 11,277  (47.2%)
Females: 12,639  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

29.7 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72149.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,156 (it was $32,321 in 2000)
Searcy:

$40,156
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,665 (it was $16,553 in 2000)

Searcy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $145,864 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Searcy:

$145,864
AR:

$128,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $716.

March 2019 cost of living index in Searcy: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.3%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 51.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.7% for other race residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Searcy, AR (2017)
    • 19,15779.7%White alone
    • 2,1218.8%Black alone
    • 1,3235.5%Hispanic
    • 9624.0%Two or more races
    • 3311.4%Asian alone
    • 880.4%American Indian alone
    • 240.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 300.1%Other race alone

Races in Searcy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Searcy, Arkansas as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Searcy is 447 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Searcy by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.8)
1
(4.8)
2
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(38.8)
4
(19.1)
7
(32.9)
8
(36.3)
7
(30.9)
4
(16.8)
12
(52.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(63.0)
8
(38.3)
7
(32.9)
10
(45.3)
14
(61.8)
16
(67.3)
11
(47.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
125
(606.0)
86
(411.5)
42
(197.1)
30
(136.0)
49
(216.4)
54
(227.0)
55
(238.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
130
(630.3)
66
(315.8)
102
(478.8)
419
(1,899)
426
(1,881)
413
(1,736)
440
(1,910)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
665
(3,224)
741
(3,546)
983
(4,614)
774
(3,508)
737
(3,254)
771
(3,241)
735
(3,191)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(237.6)
47
(224.9)
25
(117.3)
19
(86.1)
40
(176.6)
32
(134.5)
15
(65.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.6)
6
(26.5)
5
(21.0)
3
(13.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)372.9300.6321.8350.0362.5340.9379.1

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City-data.com crime index in Searcy, AR

Crime rate in Searcy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 69 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (19.9%), Irish (8.5%), German (7.6%), English (7.5%), European (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/06/1851

Elevation: 263 feet

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,627 people per square mile   (low).

Searcy, Arkansas map

955 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.7% Africa).

This city:

4.0%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $780 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $700 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (43.8 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (100.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (335.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Higginson, AR (1.9 miles ),
Kensett, AR (1.9 miles ),
Judsonia, AR (2.4 miles ),
West Point, AR (2.7 miles),
Garner, AR (2.8 miles ),
Letona, AR (3.1 miles ),
Griffithville, AR (3.2 miles ),
Bald Knob, AR (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.25 N, Longitude: 91.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,837 (+37.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,687 (75.9%)

Area code: 501

Distribution of median household income in Searcy, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Searcy, AR in 2017
Searcy satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 138 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 1998: 84 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 1999: 99 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2003: 138 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2004: 130 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2005: 143 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2006: 107 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2007: 96 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2008: 90 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2010: 75 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2011: 80 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2012: 74 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2013: 60 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2015: 48 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2017: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Searcy, AR residents
Average permit cost in Searcy, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Searcy, AR
Historical housing units in Searcy, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +3,405 (+21.9%).
Most common industries in Searcy, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Food (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Searcy, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)

Average climate in Searcy, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Searcy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Searcy city center killed 50 people and injured 325 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 20.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Searcy-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Searcy center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.2 miles away from Searcy center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 27.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from Searcy center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from Searcy center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 180.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Searcy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Searcy:

  • CENTRAL ARKANSAS HOSP HOSPICE (1200 S MAIN ST)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 3214 EAST RACE AVENUE)
  • BYRD HAVEN NURSING HOME (2500 EAST MOORE AVENUE)
  • SEARCY HEALTHCARE CENTER (1205 SKYLINE DRIVE)
  • DAVITA - SEARCY DIALYSIS CTR (3208 LANGLEY ST)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF SEARCY (2930 EAST MOORE AVENUE, SUITE A)
  • WHITE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (112 BRANTLY ROAD)
  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH HOME HEALTH (1200 SOUTH MAIN)

Airports and heliports located in Searcy:

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Colleges/Universities in Searcy:

  • Harding University (Full-time enrollment: 5,360; Location: 915 E. Market Ave.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.harding.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Searcy Beauty College Inc (Full-time enrollment: 106; Location: 1004 S Main; Private, for-profit; Website: searcybeautycollege.com/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Searcy:

  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 16 miles; Beebe, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,387)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 43 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 46 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 50 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 72 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 80 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Public high schools in Searcy:

Private high schools in Searcy:

  • HARDING ACADEMY (Students: 726, Location: 1529 E PARK AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • SUNSHINE SCHOOL (Students: 62, Location: 901 AIRPORT LOOP, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Searcy:

Private elementary/middle school in Searcy:

  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 53, Location: 1202 BENTON ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Searcy

Library in Searcy:

  • WHITE COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,074,980; Location: 113 EAST PLEASURE AVENUE; 119,227 books; 5,426 audio materials; 4,148 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 187 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Central Arkansas Hospital has been bought out by White County Medical Center and is now know as White County Medical Center - South

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Searcy: Searcy Fire Department Central Station (A), Searcy Fire Station 2 (B), Searcy Fire Station 3 (C), White County Courthouse (D), Northstar Emergency Medical Service - Searcy Station 1 (E), Northstar Emergency Medical Service - Searcy Station 2 (F), White County Sheriff's Office (G), Searcy Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Searcy include: College Church of Christ (A), Downtown Church of Christ (B), First Baptist Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Grace United Methodist Church (E), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (F), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Second Baptist Church (H), Trinity Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oaklawn Cemetery (1), Oakgrove Cemetery (2), Memorial Gardens Cemetery (3), Knox Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Doniphan Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deener Creek (A), Rocky Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Searcy: Lion Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (3109 East Race Avenue Suite A) (1), Royal Inn (2203 East Race Avenue) (2), Heritage Inn (900 East Center Avenue) (3), Best Western Country Haven Inn (107 North Rand Street) (4), Shoney's Inn (3204 East Race Avenue) (5), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (501 Willow Street) (6), Honey Tree Inn of Searcy Inc (3211 East Race Avenue) (7), Super 8 Motel (1200 Truman Baker Drive) (8), Hampton Inn Searcy (3204 East Race Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: White-County - Circuit Court- Division Two (300 North Spruce Street) (1), Searcy-City - Municipal Court- City Cases & Small Claims Court (311 North Gum Street) (2), White-County - Circuit Court- Division Three (301 West Arch Avenue) (3), White-County - Circuit Court- Division One (301 West Arch Avenue) (4), Searcy-City - Municipal Court- State & County Cases (311 North Gum Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Beth Ditto - Dance musician, Jeb Huckeba - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: May 20, 1982), Chester B. Wray - Politician, John Dickson (basketball) - Basketball player, Marcus Gaskin - College football player (Arkansas Razorbacks), Weston Dacus - Football player.

White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Searcy and their reported violations in the past:

FOUR MILE HILL WATER ASSOC (Population served: 4,603, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Searcy that have no violations reported:

  • N E WHITE COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES BOARD (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.2%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Searcy in 2010:

  • 2,608 people in college/university student housing
  • 298 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Searcy in 2000:

  • 2,430 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 363 people in nursing homes
  • 146 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 81 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Searcy (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank: Beebe Capps, South Main Branch, at 314 North Spring Street, Gin Creek Branch, East Race Branch. Info updated 2009/06/12: Bank assets: $4,011.4 mil, Deposits: $3,167.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Race Street Branch, West Pleasure Street Branch, Searcy M. O. Motor Branch, Searcy Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Centennial Bank: Searcy Branch, North Maple Street Branch, Hartsfield Drive Branch. Info updated 2012/02/29: Bank assets: $3,588.2 mil, Deposits: $2,891.9 mil, headquarters in Conway, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • Simmons First Bank of Searcy: North Poplar Branch, Simmons First Bank Of Searcy, Beebe Capps Branch. Info updated 2010/07/29: Bank assets: $145.7 mil, Deposits: $112.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Simmons First National Corporation
  • First Community Bank: Searcy Branch, Searcy Branch - East, Highway 16 Branch. Info updated 2010/04/01: Bank assets: $738.3 mil, Deposits: $597.9 mil, headquarters in Batesville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank of Arkansas: Beebe Capps Branch, East Race Branch, Searcy Branch. Info updated 2008/10/31: Bank assets: $2,807.0 mil, Deposits: $2,160.9 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • Southern Bank: Searcy Branch at 500 East Race Street, branch established on 2009/10/05; Searcy Loan Production Office at 2930 East Moore Avenue, Suite C, branch established on 2007/07/15. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $773.3 mil, Deposits: $630.2 mil, headquarters in Poplar Bluff, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Searcy:

Marital status in Searcy, AR
  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Searcy:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.4%
  • Unemployed: 22.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Searcy
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Searcy, AR (based on White County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,009166
Mainline Protestant3,83830
Other7944
Catholic7492
Black Protestant6474
None32,039-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
White County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
White County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
White County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
White County:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

28.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
White County:

13.7%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.5%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Searcy:

44.9%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Searcy:

28.1
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Searcy:

19.7%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Searcy:

11.1%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Searcy:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.9%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Searcy:

55.4%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Searcy:

78.2%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Searcy, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 50$152,954$36,7091$38
Police Protection - Officers 49$157,823$38,6511$850
Solid Waste Management 38$95,031$30,0102$363
Water Supply 31$110,595$42,8111$1,196
Police - Other 19$44,248$27,9460$0
Parks and Recreation 14$34,195$29,3104$2,484
Judicial and Legal 12$30,931$30,9310$0
Sewerage 10$36,983$44,3800$0
Other and Unallocable 9$29,277$39,0360$0
Streets and Highways 8$23,173$34,7600$0
Financial Administration 7$23,392$40,1010$0
Other Government Administration 5$24,995$59,9888$7,097
Fire - Other 4$13,146$39,4380$0
Airports 3$8,855$35,4200$0
Local Libraries 2$3,324$19,9442$1,364
Totals for Government 261$788,922$36,27219$13,392

Searcy government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $508,000 ($21.24)
    Sewerage: $360,000 ($15.05)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($6.52)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,794,000 ($200.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,474,000 ($145.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,140,000 ($131.29)
    Water Utilities: $3,114,000 ($130.21)
    Sewerage: $2,123,000 ($88.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,380,000 ($57.70)
    Air Transportation: $1,207,000 ($50.47)
    Regular Highways: $910,000 ($38.05)
    Financial Administration: $804,000 ($33.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $781,000 ($32.66)
    Central Staff Services: $712,000 ($29.77)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $986,000 ($41.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $304,000 ($12.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,823,000 ($76.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $586,000 ($24.50)

Searcy government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,954,000 ($165.33)
    Sewerage: $2,629,000 ($109.93)
    Air Transportation: $1,335,000 ($55.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $158,000 ($6.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $477,000 ($19.94)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,482,000 ($145.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,082,000 ($45.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $554,000 ($23.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,178,000 ($258.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,317,000 ($55.07)
    Other: $675,000 ($28.22)
    General Local Government Support: $536,000 ($22.41)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,874,000 ($329.24)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,855,000 ($77.56)
    Property: $591,000 ($24.71)
    Other License: $312,000 ($13.05)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $95,000 ($3.97)

Searcy government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,135,000 ($1719.98)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $37,150,000 ($1553.35)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,522,000 ($690.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,083,000 ($630.67)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,985,000 ($166.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,439,000 ($60.17)

Searcy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,380,000 ($893.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,773,000 ($2499.29)

6.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lonoke County, AR  0.93% ($49,160 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.64% ($35,037)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.38% ($31,979)


6.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.85% ($40,254 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.84% ($34,957)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.41% ($45,068)
Businesses in Searcy, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Curves1Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx7Rue211
Ford1Ryan's Grill1
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In3
Goodwill3Sears1
H&R Block2Staples1
Hardee's1Subway4
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
Jones New York4UPS7
KFC1Vans1
Knights Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Waffle House1
La Quinta1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Searcy:

  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAPZ (710 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBBL (1350 AM; 3 kW; CABOT, AR; Owner: CABOT RADIO, INC.)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Searcy:

  • KKSY (107.1 FM; BALD KNOB, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KBGR (101.5 FM; BEEBE, AR; Owner: SEARCY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWCK-FM (99.9 FM; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KFLI (104.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSMD (99.1 FM; PANGBURN, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAWW-FM (100.7 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Searcy:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Searcy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 515ft / 157mTotal length
  • $2,586,000Total costs
  • 568,977Total average daily traffic
  • 5,683Total average daily truck traffic
  • 432,494Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Searcy, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 261970-1979
  • 81990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Searcy, AR
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 247 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Searcy)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Searcy, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 232 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Searcy)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Searcy)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 63 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 184. The highest number of reported fires - 246 took place in 2006, and the least - 68 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Searcy, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.7%), and Structure Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Searcy, AR
    • 1,61951.7%Outside Fires
    • 93830.0%Structure Fires
    • 48515.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 882.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Searcy, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Searcy, Arkansas:

  • Searcy Inn, 501 Willow St, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 279-9191, Fax: (501) 279-1320
  • Quality Inn and Suites, 3204 E Race St, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-0654, Fax: (501) 279-2640
  • Comfort Suites, 209 S Poplar St, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 278-9922, Fax: (501) 278-9950
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 120 N Rand Dr, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 279-1200
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 3660 Ferren Trl, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 279-9991, Fax: (501) 279-9993
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 3668 Ferren Trl, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-1555, Fax: (501) 268-1666
  • M-Star Hotel, 2203 E Race Ave, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-3511, Fax: (501) 268-3511
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 504 N Poplar St, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 278-4200, Fax: (501) 278-5694
  • Knights Inn & Suites Searcy, 3211 E Race Ave, Searcy, Arkansas 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-9900
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Searcy, Arkansas
Most common first names in Searcy, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21773.4 years
William19376.7 years
Mary15479.6 years
John13177.1 years
Robert10870.9 years
Charles7673.0 years
George6675.5 years
Thomas6477.5 years
Ruby5380.5 years
Henry4676.8 years
Most common last names in Searcy, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13876.7 years
Davis7574.9 years
Johnson6274.0 years
Brown5576.7 years
Baker5273.7 years
Williams4776.6 years
Jones4673.3 years
Martin4177.7 years
Taylor4078.9 years
Wilson3878.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Searcy, AR
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Searcy, AR
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Searcy compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 100 pilots and 23 other airmen in this city.
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