County population in 2014: 27,744 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 25,357 in 2000County 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 (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carroll County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $798 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $573 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.3% for American Indian residents, 24.6% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.6%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.6% for American Indian residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 69 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)
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: Robinson Point Landing (A), Salem Landing (B), Talbert Landing (C), Traceys Landing (D), Mouth of Bruce Creek Landing (E), Norfork National Fish Hatchery (F), Mooneys Landing (G), Buford Station (H), Arkana Station (I), Nelson Ferry (J), Matney Campground (K), Shipps Ferry (L), Quarry Landing (M), Newton Landing (N), Jordan Landing (O), Hand Landing (P), Gamaliel Landing (Q), Cranfield Landing (R), Buzzard Roost Landing (S), Red Bank Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Carroll County include: Three Brothers Church (A), Wates Church (B), Zion Church (C), Mountain View Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Bible Study Chapel (F), Hall Chapel (G), Bethel Springs Church (H), East Cotter Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Tucker Cemetery (1), Amos Cemetery (2), Nelson Cemetery (3), Athens Cemetery (4), Baker Cemetery (5), Moody Cemetery (6), Bentley Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cunningham Creek (A), Little Creek (B), Lithia Creek (C), Coldwater Creek (D), Cockran Creek (E), Keeter Creek (F), Fords Branch (G), Cataract Creek (H), Jenkins Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Carroll County include: Lakeview Public Use Area (1), Robinson Point Use Area (2), Red Bank Use Area (3), Quarry Use Area (4), Pigeon Creek Public Use Area (5), Panther Bay Public Use Area (6), Jordan Use Area (7), Tracy Use Area (8), Talbert Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 398 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.8% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
Number of foreign born residents: 1,902 (19% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 887
1990 to 1994: 399
1985 to 1989: 232
1980 to 1984: 183
1975 to 1979: 64
1970 to 1974: 30
1970 to 1974: 0
1965 to 1969: 107
Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.5%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 8,548
One, attached: 97
3 or 4: 470
5 to 9: 253
10 to 19: 34
20 or more: 75
Mobile homes: 1,959
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62
Housing units in Carroll County with a mortgage: 2,411 (176 second mortgage, 90 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 1,720
0.0% with mortgage
60.8% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Carroll County
Carroll County Religion Details
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.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
1.83 / 10,000 pop.
2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.37 / 10,000 pop.
0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.37 / 10,000 pop.
0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
6.60 / 10,000 pop.
4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
17.23 / 10,000 pop.
6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Carroll County:
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 significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 2433303.6 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 62 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/15/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Carroll County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 111.1 miles away from Carroll County center On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 112.4 miles away from the county center 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 188.1 miles away from the county 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 208.7 miles away from the county 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 230.1 miles away from Carroll County center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasTropical 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasHurricane 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasFlooding, 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
ArkansasDrought, 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, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carroll County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,340 (4,295 aged, 1,045 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,339 (21%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Carroll County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (421)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (287)
4,113 married couples with children.
1,303 single-parent households (336 men, 967 women).
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: 116
2000 to 2004: 2,063
1990 to 1999: 2,669
1980 to 1989: 2,519
1970 to 1979: 1,843
1960 to 1969: 1,233
1950 to 1959: 691
1940 to 1949: 408
1939 or earlier: 1,869
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