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White County

Population in 2012: 23,525 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.3%
Males: 11,165  (47.5%)
Females: 12,360  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  28.8 years
Arkansas median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 72143, 72149.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $42,243 (it was $32,321 in 2000)
Searcy:

$42,243
Arkansas:

$38,758
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,209

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $136,794 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Searcy:

$136,794
Arkansas:

$106,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $133,903; Detached houses: $137,561; Townhouses or other attached units: $104,427; In 2-unit structures: $99,669; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,735; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,770; Mobile homes: $17,863; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,645

Median gross rent in 2011: $597.

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  • White alone - 19,257 (85.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,894 (8.4%)
  • Hispanic - 723 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 424 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 183 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Searcy: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (19.1%), Irish (13.5%), German (10.7%), English (10.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/06/1851

Elevation: 263 feet

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 1600 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Searcy:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Searcy city:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

643 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Africa, 0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.9%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Searcy, Arkansas as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Searcy to the number of sex offenders is 2,593 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $630 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $578 (0.5%)

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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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.25 N, Longitude: 91.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,478 (+42.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,499 (76.5%)

Area code: 501

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Crime rates in Searcy by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 010111120001
per 100,000 0.05.20.05.15.04.84.89.40.00.00.04.3
Rapes 14241384787412
per 100,000 5.121.010.420.465.338.819.132.936.330.916.852.1
Robberies 81071114138710141611
per 100,000 40.552.536.556.070.363.038.332.945.361.867.347.8
Assaults 1447311116102125864230495455
per 100,000 728.9383.057.3590.2512.3606.0411.5197.1136.0216.4227.0238.8
Burglaries 9171838113413066102419426413440
per 100,000 460.6372.5432.6412.1673.1630.3315.8478.81899.21881.01736.01910.5
Thefts 884857897782847665741983774737771735
per 100,000 4474.84496.34674.83978.64254.43224.13545.64614.23508.33254.33240.73191.4
Auto thefts 385449615849472519403215
per 100,000 192.4283.3255.4310.4291.3237.6224.9117.386.1176.6134.565.1
Arson N/A01010003653
per 100,000 N/A0.05.20.05.00.00.00.013.626.521.013.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 380.5340.9262.8366.3417.5365.1294.3315.1342.6354.9333.8371.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Arkansas average:

1.98

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Searcy, Arkansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,405 (+21.9%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Searcy-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 294% 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 75% 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 the city 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 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2005 at 12:37:32, a magnitude 4.2 (4.1 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Searcy center
On 2/10/2005 at 14:04:54, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospital/medical center in Searcy:

  • WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 3214 EAST RACE AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Searcy, AR

Airports and heliports located in Searcy:


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Local government website: www.chird.com/Searcy02.htm

Colleges/Universities in Searcy:

  • Harding University (Full-time enrollment: 4,312; Location: 915 E. Market Ave.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.harding.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Searcy Beauty College Inc (FT enrollment: 56; Location: 1004 S Main; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Searcy:

  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 16 miles; Beebe, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 43 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 46 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (about 48 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 50 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 6,816)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 72 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)

Public high schools in Searcy:

  • SEARCY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,101; Location: 301 NORTH ELLA ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 367; Location: 810 RAIDER DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ASU AREA CAREER CENTER (Location: 103 WEST PARK ST; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high schools in Searcy:

  • HARDING ACADEMY (Students: 638; Location: 1529 E PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SUNSHINE SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 304 S SOWELL ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTER HILL SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 285 MORRIS SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Searcy:

  • AHLF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 308 WEST VINE ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MCRAE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 609 WEST MCRAE ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 601; Location: 512 COUNTRY CLUB RD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 1103 WOODRUFF ST; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • SIDNEY DEENER ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 463; Location: 163 CLOVERDALE BLVD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • RIVERVIEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 820 RAIDER DR; Grades: 07 - 08)

Private elementary/middle school in Searcy:

  • CURTIS KINDERGARTEN (Students: 99; Location: 311 E PARK AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
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

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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

 
White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.7. This is about average.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6

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

  • FOUR MILE HILL WATER ASSOC (Population served: 4030, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.8%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 54.2% for other race residents, 34.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Searcy, AR

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

Searcy compared to Arkansas state average:

Searcy, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Searcy, Arkansas:

  • Days Inn, 3109 E Race Ave, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-6171
  • Searcy Inn , 501 Willow St, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 279-9191, Fax: (501) 279-1320
  • Super 8 Motel Searcy , 1200 Truman Baker Dr, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-8988, Fax: (501) 268-8991
  • Hampton Inn , 3204 East Race St, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-0654, Fax: (501) 368-0443
  • Comfort Suites , 209 S Poplar St, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 278-9922, Fax: (501) 278-9950
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites , 120 N Rand Dr, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 279-1200
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites , 3660 Ferren Trl, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 279-9991, Fax: (501) 279-9993
  • Microtel Inn & Suites , 3668 Ferren Trl, Searcy, AR 72143 , Phone: (501) 268-1555, Fax: (501) 268-1666
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Searcy, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Searcy travel time to work - commute


Searcy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (49%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Searcy (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.52%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.7%17.1%12.9%11.7%10.3%
Congregations16.0%18.6%7.2%19.1%11.9%
NameAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents5.8%1.8%1.7%1.7%6.5%
Congregations5.7%3.1%1.0%4.1%13.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$15,536$31,0720$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,155$48,6208$7,097
Judicial and Legal 10$23,557$28,2681$344
Police Protection - Officers 38$102,825$32,4710$0
Police - Other 14$30,766$26,3710$0
Firefighters 38$106,369$33,5900$0
Fire - Other 2$4,882$29,2920$0
Correction 3$6,662$26,6480$0
Streets and Highways 11$27,254$29,7320$0
Airports 3$6,846$27,3840$0
Solid Waste Management 41$74,339$21,7584$1,599
Sewerage 10$29,393$35,2720$0
Parks and Recreation 11$24,237$26,4407$3,797
Water Supply 30$92,846$37,1381$1,561
Local Libraries 3$4,390$17,5604$1,565
Other and Unallocable 6$17,601$35,2021$1,886
Totals for Government 229$579,658$30,37526$17,849

Searcy government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $224,000 ($9.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.17)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $2,945,000 ($125.19)
    Police Protection: $2,391,000 ($101.64)
    Water Utilities: $2,070,000 ($87.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,726,000 ($73.37)
    Sewerage: $1,379,000 ($58.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,023,000 ($43.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,022,000 ($43.44)
    Air Transportation: $899,000 ($38.21)
    Central Staff Services: $513,000 ($21.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $397,000 ($16.88)
    General - Other: $370,000 ($15.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $309,000 ($13.13)
    Financial Administration: $271,000 ($11.52)
    Corrections - Other: $195,000 ($8.29)
    Libraries: $161,000 ($6.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,665,000 ($70.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $217,000 ($9.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $213,000 ($9.05)
    Regular Highways: $117,000 ($4.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($3.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($0.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,594,000 ($237.79)

Searcy government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,105,000 ($131.99)
    Sewerage: $2,973,000 ($126.38)
    Air Transportation: $556,000 ($23.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($2.30)
    All Other: $48,000 ($2.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $349,000 ($14.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,083,000 ($88.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $907,000 ($38.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $859,000 ($36.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $305,000 ($12.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $157,000 ($6.67)
    Rents: $25,000 ($1.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,240,000 ($137.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $963,000 ($40.94)
    General Local Government Support: $432,000 ($18.36)
    All Other: $264,000 ($11.22)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,829,000 ($120.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,327,000 ($56.41)
    Property: $319,000 ($13.56)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $227,000 ($9.65)

Searcy government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $33,180,000 ($1410.41)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $30,685,000 ($1304.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,237,000 ($605.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,448,000 ($359.11)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,240,000 ($307.76)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,025,000 ($256.11)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,745,000 ($201.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $236,000 ($10.03)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,102,000 ($46.84)

Searcy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,910,000 ($208.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,102,000 ($471.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,685,000 ($1304.36)

7.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
White County:

0.37%
Arkansas average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lonoke County, AR  0.88% ($26,395 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.85% ($32,264)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.39% ($23,258)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.92% ($30,647 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.73% ($29,539)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.38% ($33,529)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Searcy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Searcy)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Searcy, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (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: 178 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Searcy)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Searcy)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 69 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 246
  • Hazardous Condition: 84
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Searcy


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Searcy, AR

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
Businesses in Searcy, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Curves1Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx7Rue211
GNC1Ryan's Grill1
GameStop1SAS Shoes1
Goodwill3SONIC Drive-In3
H&R Block2Sears1
Hardee's1Staples1
Holiday Inn1Subway4
IHOP1Super 81
JCPenney1Taco Bell2
Jones New York4U-Haul3
KFC1UPS7
Knights Inn1Vans1
Kroger1Verizon Wireless1
La Quinta1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture3Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Searcy, AR


Searcy on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Robin Francis Ireton (2)
  • Timothy Dunagan (2)
  • William M. Abrams (2)
  • Ronald L. Prior (1)
  • Terry L. Mitchell (1)
  • Fred S. Whistle (1)
  • Nahed M. Kotrola (1)
  • John W. Franks (1)
  • Brent A. Hunter (1)
  • Dan H Atchley (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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