County population in 2012: 27,610 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 25,357 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,656 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,468 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,440 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,269 (it was 2,749 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 630 sq. mi. Water area: 8.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carroll County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.5%), Educational,health and social services (15.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $598 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $574 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.4%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carroll County is $402 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $482 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Carroll County: Elk Ranch (A), South Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), South Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department Substation (C), Holiday Island Fire Department (D), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Law Enforcement - Northwest Regional Office (E), Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department (F), Holiday Island Fire Department Station 1 (G), Holiday Island Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (H), Holiday Island Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (I), Inspiration Point Volunteer Fire Department Main Station (J), Inspiration Point Volunteer Fire Department Substation (K). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Carroll County include: Union Church (A), Ward Church (B), White Oak Church (C), Winona Springs Church (D), Zion Hill Church (E), Berkes Community Church (F), Beulah Church (G), Boyd Church (H), Busch Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Sites Cemetery (1), Sisco Cemetery (2), Shady Grove Cemetery (3), Riddle Cemetery (4), Oak Hill Cemetery (5), Oak Hills Cemetery (6), Bobo Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Jackson Lake (A), Fuller Lake (B), Farwell Spider Creek Lake (C), Eureka Springs City Lake (D), Lake Lucerene (E), Lake of No Return (F), Brewer Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork North Clifty Creek (A), Mills Branch (B), Mill Branch (C), Marshall Branch (D), Long Creek (E), Leatherwood Creek (F), Kenner Creek (G), Kenner Branch (H), Keels Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 247 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $144,703 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26.61 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.24% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.19% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,530 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.76% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.55% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,577 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.38% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.89 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.01% All wheat for grain: 200 harvested acres Vegetables: 10 harvested acres Land in orchards: 96 acres
Carroll County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Arkansas state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/12/1961, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Carroll County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the county center On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1975): May 2, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1861): December 3, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1819): February 6, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Tropical Storm Ike, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to September 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1804): October 22, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1804, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1516): May 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 1, 1990 to June 3, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-865): May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-865, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Arkansas Drought, Incident Period: December 3, 1976, Emergency Declared (EM-3019): December 3, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3019, Natural disaster type: Drought
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population in Carroll County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Carroll County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Carroll County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,593 (3,851 aged, 742 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.5. This is less than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 22,525 (5,665 male householders, 1,838 female householders)
5,890 spouses, 6,889 children (6,214 natural, 193 adopted, 482 stepchildren), 655 grandchildren, 206 brothers or sisters, 211 parents, 350 other relatives, 652 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,691 (1,900 male householders (1,491 living alone)), 1,990 female householders (1,721 living alone)), 801 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 230 (219 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,896 2-persons, 1,462 3-persons, 1,146 4-persons, 567 5-persons, 254 6-persons, 178 7-or-more-persons.
88.7% of residents of Carroll County speak English at home.
10.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (29% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $143,157,000 ($5391 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $26,382,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,141,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,091,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $370,000 Federal grants: $17,825,000 Federal procurement contracts: $18,127,000 ($17,112,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $9,602,000 ($3,868,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $364,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,879,000 Federal Government insurance: $464,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
67 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +799
+30 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +368
+14 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Carroll County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.52 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 333
2000 to 2004: 1,307
1990 to 1999: 2,905
1980 to 1989: 2,148
1970 to 1979: 1,966
1960 to 1969: 1,018
1950 to 1959: 840
1940 to 1949: 327
1939 or earlier: 1,698
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carroll County, Arkansas
55% of Carroll County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Arkansas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 11374
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carroll County