Carroll County, Arkansas (AR)

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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:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 630 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Carroll County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (24.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Carroll County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 13,531  (45.6%)
Females: 13,915  (54.4%)
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Carroll County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Carroll County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,455 ($27,924 in 1999)

This county:

$33455
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $467 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $563)
This county:

$467
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,460 (it was $80,200 in 2000)
Carroll:

$122,460
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,286 - $195,674
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $877
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $287

Institutionalized population: 219

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Carroll County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $92,700

Presidential Elections Results

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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%)

Carroll County household income distribution in 2009 Carroll County home values distribution Carroll County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Carroll County:

22.6%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Berryville, Green Forest, Holiday Island, Eureka Springs, Beaver, Blue Eye.

Carroll County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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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), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Law Enforcement - Northwest Regional Office (D), Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department (E), Inspiration Point Volunteer Fire Department Main Station (F), Inspiration Point Volunteer Fire Department Substation (G). 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), Kenner Creek (F), Kenner Branch (G), Keels Creek (H), Honey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carroll County include: Beaver Dam Site Park (1), Cricket Creek Public Use Area (2), Starkey Public Use Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County , Boone County , Barry County, Missouri , Madison County , Newton County , Stone County, Missouri , Taney County, Missouri .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Carroll County:

7.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

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%

Carroll County marital status for males Carroll County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Carroll County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,92656
Mainline Protestant1,4798
Catholic9502
Other4887
None16,603-
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
Carroll County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carroll County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

17.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Carroll County:

9.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

25.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.6%

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

Tornado activity:

Carroll County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 4866607.1 times below 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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (61%)
  • Guatemala (19%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Other South America (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Carroll County (%):

  • United States or American (22%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Carroll County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,329 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,740 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 427 (4%)
  • Other means: 94 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 830 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Carroll County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Carroll County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,300.

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.53% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($10,418 average AGI)
3.88% relocated from other states ($19,924 average AGI)
Carroll County:

3.88%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Boone County, AR  0.66% ($23,683 average AGI)
from Washington County, AR  0.53% ($25,490)
from Benton County, AR  0.40% ($30,553)
from Barry County, MO  0.28% ($20,667)
from Stone County, MO  0.22% ($19,619)
from Madison County, AR  0.20% ($22,421)
from Taney County, MO  0.13% ($19,000)


6.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.32% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($13,725 average AGI)
3.58% relocated to other states ($16,782 average AGI)
Carroll County:

3.58%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Boone County, AR  0.89% ($26,407 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.75% ($25,486)
to Benton County, AR  0.68% ($33,773)
to Barry County, MO  0.36% ($21,314)
to Stone County, MO  0.24% ($35,304)
to Madison County, AR  0.22% ($20,048)
to Greene County, MO  0.11% ($26,909)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 10.6

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:

Households: 27,216

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,212 1-person, 592 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

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:

Births: 1,817
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,299
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +799
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +368
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 114
  • 3 rooms: 341
  • 4 rooms: 1,218
  • 5 rooms: 2,138
  • 6 rooms: 1,652
  • 7 rooms: 931
  • 8 rooms: 471
  • 9+ rooms: 533
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 247
  • 3 rooms: 453
  • 4 rooms: 834
  • 5 rooms: 594
  • 6 rooms: 337
  • 7 rooms: 106
  • 8 rooms: 68
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carroll County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 86
  • 1 bedroom: 382
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,165
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,862
  • 4 bedrooms: 767
  • 5+ bedrooms: 178
  • no bedroom: 82
  • 1 bedroom: 586
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,251
  • 3 bedrooms: 699
  • 4 bedrooms: 115
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Carroll County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 294
  • 1 vehicle: 2,076
  • 2 vehicles: 3,156
  • 3 vehicles: 1,380
  • 4 vehicles: 411
  • 5+ vehicles: 123
  • no vehicle: 330
  • 1 vehicle: 1,222
  • 2 vehicles: 924
  • 3 vehicles: 217
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 29

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.

Carroll County:

55.3%
State average:

54.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (31.3%)
  • Electricity (28.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.8%)
  • Wood (12.4%)
  • Utility gas (44.9%)
  • Electricity (28.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 229
Here:

8.5%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

7.6%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

8.9%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Carroll County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Carroll County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Carroll County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16175.9 years
William15775.8 years
James14074.1 years
Mary11879.9 years
Robert11072.0 years
Charles10576.0 years
Ruth6882.6 years
George6675.4 years
Roy5175.4 years
Richard4970.1 years
Most common last names in Carroll County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11876.1 years
Johnson6776.1 years
Clark6274.0 years
Jones4977.1 years
Wilson4877.3 years
Miller4577.8 years
Davis4377.7 years
Walker4277.3 years
Williams4277.3 years
Anderson3578.0 years
Businesses in Carroll County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware2Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut2
Best Western2Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block2Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1