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Craighead County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 105,835 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 82,148 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,076
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,547
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,649
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,668 (it was 11,652 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%

Land area: 711 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Craighead County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.8%), Construction (14.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Craighead County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 52,521  (49.6%)
Females: 53,314  (50.4%)
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Craighead County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Craighead County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,678 ($32,425 in 1999)

This county:

$43,678
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $614 (lower quartile is $477, upper quartile is $727)
This county:

$614
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $135,400 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Craighead:

$135,400
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,600 - $183,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $969
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 1,368

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 155
  • Thefts: 213
  • Auto thefts: 26

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 210
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 512 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2008: 553 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2009: 398 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2010: 390 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2011: 334 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2012: 443 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2013: 359 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2014: 368 buildings, average cost: $152,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $926 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $653 (0.6%)

Craighead County household income distribution in 2009 Craighead County home values distribution Craighead County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.4%
Craighead County:

16.4%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.5% for other race residents, 35.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.5 years old
(Males: 33.3 years old, Females: 35.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.0 years old, Black residents: 25.0 years old, American Indian residents: 15.2 years old, Asian residents: 20.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.7 years old, Other race residents: 26.0 years old)

Area name: Jonesboro, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Craighead County is $428 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $490 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jonesboro, Lake City, Bay, Bono, Caraway, Brookland, Monette, Cash, Black Oak, Egypt.

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

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Neighboring counties: Decatur County, Tennessee , Hamblen County, Tennessee , Payne County, Oklahoma , Monroe County, Tennessee , Warren County, Tennessee , Hutchinson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,979 (36.9% naturalized citizens)

Craighead County:

3.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,503
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,079
  • 1990 to 1999: 765
  • 1980 to 1989: 271
  • 1970 to 1979: 131
  • Before 1970: 125
Note: State values scaled to Craighead County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.5%

Craighead County marital status for males Craighead County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,928
  • One, attached: 600
  • Two: 1,360
  • 3 or 4: 3,308
  • 5 to 9: 3,144
  • 10 to 19: 1,962
  • 20 to 49: 952
  • 50 or more: 437
  • Mobile homes: 2,703

Housing units in Craighead County with a mortgage: 12,097 (138 second mortgage, 736 home equity loan, 83 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,492

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Craighead County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,184129
Mainline Protestant5,40824
Catholic2,4702
Other1,47710
Black Protestant6555
None42,249-
Craighead 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: 22
Craighead County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Craighead County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 74
This county:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Craighead County:

8.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Craighead County:

29.3%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Craighead County:

Average size of farms: 480 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $121,361
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $280.12
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $93,018
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,645
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.96
Corn for grain: 3994 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13111 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 112856 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 86852 harvested acres
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Craighead County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% 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 21.6 miles away from Craighead 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 68.0 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 110.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 17.3 miles away from Craighead County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1872: February 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, 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: 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: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 02, 2003 to June 10, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1472: June 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 03, 2002 to December 04, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1450: January 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1450, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 15, 2001 to January 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1400: January 24, 2002, FEMA Id: 1400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Craighead County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (43%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Nigeria (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

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

  • American (26%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Craighead County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,304 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,782 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 121 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 456 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,104 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,655 (3.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,509 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 655 people in nursing homes
  • 200 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 141 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 28 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,948 people in college/university student housing
  • 930 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 330 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 108 people in state prisons
  • 103 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,679.

7.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.61% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,561 average AGI)
2.99% relocated from other states ($14,017 average AGI)
Craighead County:

2.99%
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 Greene County, AR  0.61% ($30,407 average AGI)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.58% ($35,408)
from Poinsett County, AR  0.57% ($28,210)
from Lawrence County, AR  0.29% ($28,707)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.28% ($33,614)
from Randolph County, AR  0.23% ($30,208)
from Cross County, AR  0.20% ($23,381)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($17,658 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($12,882 average AGI)
Craighead County:

2.53%
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 Greene County, AR  0.77% ($25,823 average AGI)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.56% ($26,565)
to Mississippi County, AR  0.39% ($22,516)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.37% ($33,000)
to Shelby County, TN  0.24% ($48,162)
to Lawrence County, AR  0.16% ($24,820)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.16% ($27,408)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Craighead County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Craighead County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Craighead County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,466 (10,155 aged, 3,311 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,569 (11%)

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 Craighead County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,539)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (756)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (740)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (526)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (455)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (416)
  • Congestive heart failure (405)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (367)
  • Unspecified dementia (315)
  • Emphysema, unspecified (267)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 95.4
  • Other - 51.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 105,835
  • In family households: 83,234 (13,207 male householders, 11,880 female householders)
    16,026 spouses, 28,505 children (26,550 natural, 1,251 adopted, 704 stepchildren), 4,414 grandchildren, 1,411 brothers or sisters, 1,453 parents, 2,255 other relatives, 4,083 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,711 (7,359 male householders (5,978 living alone)), 7,367 female householders (6,781 living alone)), 3,985 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,890

Size of family households: 12,002 2-persons, 5,782 3-persons, 4,849 4-persons, 1,746 5-persons, 448 6-persons, 260 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,759 1-person, 1,339 2-persons, 468 3-persons, 160 4-persons.

10,544 married couples with children.
9,808 single-parent households (3,659 men, 6,149 women).

94.3% of residents of Craighead speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $438,472,000 ($5,087 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,525,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $191,274,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,448,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $30,511,000
Federal grants: $91,379,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,016,000 ($330,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,844,000 ($3,146,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $834,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $60,979,000
Federal Government insurance: $156,524,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,439
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,326
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +636
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,970
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Craighead County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,368
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,877
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,562
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,130
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,008
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,765
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,201
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,775
  • 1940 to 1949: 611
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,097
Note: State values scaled to Craighead population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Craighead County population
  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 276
  • 4 rooms: 1,469
  • 5 rooms: 5,372
  • 6 rooms: 5,644
  • 7 rooms: 4,075
  • 8 rooms: 1,854
  • 9+ rooms: 2,818
  • 1 room: 475
  • 2 rooms: 749
  • 3 rooms: 3,959
  • 4 rooms: 4,865
  • 5 rooms: 3,530
  • 6 rooms: 3,021
  • 7 rooms: 1,099
  • 8 rooms: 189
  • 9+ rooms: 337
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Craighead County population
  • no bedroom: 81
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,154
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,685
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,061
  • 5+ bedrooms: 421
  • no bedroom: 475
  • 1 bedroom: 3,315
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,224
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,509
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,328
  • 5+ bedrooms: 373
Cars and other vehicles available in Craighead County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Craighead County population
  • no vehicle: 779
  • 1 vehicle: 6,074
  • 2 vehicles: 9,278
  • 3 vehicles: 3,878
  • 4 vehicles: 1,364
  • 5+ vehicles: 216
  • no vehicle: 2,782
  • 1 vehicle: 8,137
  • 2 vehicles: 5,862
  • 3 vehicles: 1,334
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

73% of Craighead County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Arkansas.

Craighead County:

72.7%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 72,370
  • Other state: 29,274
  • Northeast: 1,220
  • Midwest: 10,268
  • South: 14,552
  • West: 3,234

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Craighead County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.7%)
  • Utility gas (45.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (67.9%)
  • Utility gas (29.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 321
Here:

2.7%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 402
Here:

7.3%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

1.2%
Arkansas:

16.0%

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)

Craighead County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,556,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,898,000
    Police Protection: $2,920,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,634,000
    Financial Administration: $1,586,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,202,000
    General - Other: $676,000
    Libraries: $456,000
    General Public Buildings: $385,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Health - Other: $72,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $11,286,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,677,000

Craighead County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,854,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $525,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,517,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $993,000
    Interest Earnings: $347,000
    Rents: $121,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,886,000
    All Other: $1,421,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,243,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,006,000
    Property: $4,415,000

Craighead County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,855,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,028
  • Number of aged recipients: 242
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,786
  • Number of recipients under 18: 753
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,825
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 450
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,130
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,364
Craighead County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Craighead County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED623$119,300683$125,0971,549$143,504197$35,46729$335,966536$110,30869$35,362
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$111,00015$90,53378$120,6038$25,0000$06$50,00010$45,300
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$130,017112$85,116396$124,04369$31,5224$1,014,00048$73,89647$47,234
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN58$116,74159$94,136335$133,97614$80,2140$035$65,3146$47,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$119,10012$143,41738$160,9472$108,0000$01$68,0002$58,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED62$165,11350$170,7801$120,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$166,50016$139,7502$74,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$180,5005$251,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$220,0004$126,7501$120,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$72,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Craighead County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James59872.2 years
William57175.3 years
John44874.0 years
Mary43978.5 years
Robert29572.9 years
Charles28572.2 years
George19174.8 years
Ruth15179.9 years
Thomas14674.0 years
Willie14178.3 years
Most common last names in Craighead County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith33574.8 years
Davis19573.0 years
Williams18874.1 years
Johnson18676.2 years
Jones17773.1 years
Brown15372.4 years
Taylor14974.8 years
Adams13274.1 years
Moore10676.2 years
Cook9772.2 years
Businesses in Craighead County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3KFC3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2Kohl's1
Aeropostale1Kroger1
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Bryant1
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture5
AutoZone2Little Caesars Pizza1
Barnes & Noble1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins2Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baymont Inn1Maurices1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's4
Blockbuster1Motel 61
Burger King3New York & Co1
Casual Male XL1Nike8
Charlotte Russe1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Office Depot1
Chick-Fil-A2OfficeMax1
Chico's1Old Navy1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Olive Garden1
Church's Chicken1Outback1
Cinnabon 1Outback Steakhouse1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Cricket Wireless2Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
DHL2Popeyes1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Express1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In8
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks1
Goodwill3Subway8
H&R Block6Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile2
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell3
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn3Toyota1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
Honda1UPS11
Hot Topic1Vans1
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Waffle House2
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens2
Jones New York5Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3
Justice1YMCA1

Craighead County on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"